📢 Raise Your Voice Thread: 04/25/2024

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By Raise Your Voice by VocalPublished 27 days ago 1 min read

Our “Raise Your Voice Threads” are hosted every other Thursday at 12PM ET to offer creators more avenues to uncover exceptional stories on Vocal. As we are continuously searching for fresh creators and inspiring stories, this thread provides an opportunity to exchange and discuss the stories that have moved and motivated us on Vocal.

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Nicky Frankly's No Good Word For It beautifully weaves together the history and significance of scent with personal anecdotes and family connections. The imagery is so vivid we can smell it.

Now it's your turn. Share your favorite stories in the comments below.

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  • Esala Gunathilake13 days ago

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Nicky Frankly16 days ago

    Hello Creators! Thanks for the shoutout above ⬆️ I write nonfiction and poetry on Vocal. Real Jema is another creator I follow Every word they write is true and from the heart with a positive sparkle of hope: https://vocal.media/authors/real-jema

  • Mariann Carroll17 days ago

    @Vocal Team, can you add a feature where members can choose payment from monthly, half a year or yearly on the creator settings (for creator + members)instead of always submitting a request for them.

  • John Cox19 days ago

    DK Shepard posted an absolutely pulse pounding story yesterday - Horsepower - that's not getting the love it so richly deserves. Check it out, you don't know what you're missing! https://vocal.media/fiction/horsepower

  • deserved! 😇💯🙏🧘‍♂️

  • Hi I'm Exclusively Speaking with Love'Nia Renee I'm a mother of four amazing individual's I'm a abstract artist, writer, poet, storyteller, and entrepreneur! I love working with people of all ethnicity, it gives me a broader approach to our inner light our special space I call it !! Don't forget Meditation everyday and in every way!!!! This is my story that I felt was overpowering to life today!! Well deserved that https://vocal.media/poets/tweets-the-turaco

  • Rachel Robbins25 days ago

    Hi, I'm Rachel and I write mainly about movies, especially old movies. But I am frustrated fiction writer. I enjoyed this piece this week. https://vocal.media/writers/how-to-keep-writing-your-novel-even-when-you-ve-grown-bored-of-it

  • Jay Kantor25 days ago

    Thank you Shirley & VillageBucket your kind gestures (below) have gone a long Way~IOU~One – Backatcha soon with vigor. Jay Kantor, Vocal Author

  • D. J. Reddall26 days ago

    Both of these poems by Angela Hepworth merit more attention in my humble estimation (one has already been granted Top Story laurels, with good reason!) because they contain evidence of wit, sensitivity and the capacity to generate dynamic tension: https://vocal.media/poets/sharp-white; https://vocal.media/poets/ask-me-in-december-pi4f0p6t.

  • Rachel Deeming26 days ago

    Me again. I know. I'm being greedy. I can't help myself but I accidentally came across Nanette M. Day today who hasn't posted on here for 8 months but her writing is great. I am raising my voice for her with this piece below: https://vocal.media/writers/filling-the-blank-page

  • Thavien Yliaster27 days ago

    I was always raised to respect money and how it's earned. Sadly, not everybody's taught this lesson. Even on the cloudiest of days, in the dingiest of rubble, I'll still pick up a penny that I find, cause it deserves better. I'm not rich, so I'll take all the help I can get. Pennies aren't chump change, but they sure can help a chump to change. So, check out this story by Brin J.. https://vocal.media/fiction/find-a-penny-eqmc015r

  • angela hepworth27 days ago

    I’m Angela! I mostly delve into poetry and fiction as well as a couple of reviews on here. My favorite story right now is “fate” by creator R.C. Taylor, it’s an amazing piece. https://vocal.media/poets/fate-d1f60qrr

  • shrey 27 days ago

    first time on this, I like to create, stories that represents human qualities in the quiet corners of our mind and the way we see our world . Shoutout to an inspiring creator: Fiction story- First love- https://vocal.media/fiction/first-love-wpgq06kj beautifully captures the essence of humanity. Our capacity for emotion and our ability to find meaning beyond reason.

  • D.K. Shepard27 days ago

    I already posted my Top 5 but I’m breaking my self imposed rule to add one more that just got published that is absolutely phenomenal! “Mary in the Moonlight” by John Cox - https://vocal.media/poets/mary-in-the-moonlight

  • good work, keep it up

  • My five for this run, which I believe should be Top Stories Some fun from KJ Aartila https://vocal.media/poets/cheeky-igw40fw4 A great Eclipse piece from Kenneth cruz https://vocal.media/poets/webs-under-the-eclipse An excellent horror from Christy Munson https://vocal.media/horror/old-fear An intense piece from Stephanie Hoogstad https://vocal.media/poets/wendy-darling-s-grown-up And an Earthday poem from Andrea Corwin https://vocal.media/poets/earthday-everyday

  • Andy Potts27 days ago

    First time on this. I mostly write about music and running, with a side order of beer. Trying to branch out into some fiction, and too scared to attempt poetry. A couple of pieces stand out for me: https://vocal.media/fiction/ice-cream-gothic-542f0yf2 - goth and funny, complete with ice cream. Not an easy combo to pull off, but Mike Singleton nails it. https://vocal.media/fiction/the-reluctant-reporter - I'm possibly late with this one, but Rachel Deeming's story brought back some memories of my early career (good and bad, definitely better as anecdotes of 'when I were a lad').

  • Rachel Deeming27 days ago

    Rachel again. Marie's was wrong too! I am a muppet. https://vocal.media/petlife/for-the-love-of-cats-nrls0r7c

  • Rachel Deeming27 days ago

    Rachel again. I put the wrong link for Reiley! https://vocal.media/poets/abuela-lavinia

  • Alisha Wilkins27 days ago

    I'm Alisha...I like to write about personal experiences that have shaped me into who I am and who I'm going to be. I also enjoy writing fiction and being arts and crafty. My picks for this challenge are: Lindsey Altom https://vocal.media/authors/lindsey-altom Paul Steward https://vocal.media/authors/paul-stewart-st7fb60zmp Mackenzie Davis https://vocal.media/authors/mackenzie-davis-rom8150t6m

  • Rachel Deeming27 days ago

    I'm Rachel and I do a lot of writing, currently doing a microfiction challenge where I am writing a story every day. Tiring but rewarding, like all the best things. These are my picks of the week: This poem by Victor Eaves is a corker: https://vocal.media/poets/a-sail-off-the-coast-of-time This lovely tribute to her grandma by Reiley moved me: https://vocal.media/poets/a-sail-off-the-coast-of-time This poem by angela hepworth which has echoes of a Richard Curtis film: https://vocal.media/poets/ask-me-in-december-pi4f0p6t This poem evoking the author's childhood transported me too: https://vocal.media/poets/island-4m4803q8 Marie Wilson's writing is always a delight to read and this one is no exception: https://vocal.media/poets/island-4m4803q8 And finally, if you have not checked out Suze Kay's Women Who Stay, well, I don't know what to say to you. Here's a link to chapter one. Great writing. It's already got Top Story but it needs to be read from start to finish. https://vocal.media/chapters/women-who-stay-1 Thanks, Vocal for providing this. I love finding these nuggets and bringing other readers to them.

  • JBaz27 days ago

    Another Author who has a way with words. You need really read what is being said. Especially with this seemingly simple piece it is deeper than it first appears From Mark Gagnon https://vocal.media/fiction/no-respect-x81tu0zkt

  • JBaz27 days ago

    Hello everyone, This is a two part series (for now) from one of my hew favourite creators. John Cox https://vocal.media/chapters/the-confession-1

  • Misty Rae's got it going with this one: https://vocal.media/journal/are-you-a-writer-or-a-bully Giulia Viti's one talented writer!!! https://vocal.media/fiction/hall-of-mirrors-8t3h0yjp Love this one by Krishan Mubashar https://vocal.media/wander/path-of-hope

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