📢 Raise Your Voice Thread: 05/09/2024

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By Raise Your Voice by VocalPublished 13 days ago 1 min read
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Sonia Heidi Unruh's haiku, Day's End, is packed with ephemeral beauty, movement, and vivid color. It encapsulates everything we love about haiku!

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

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  • John Cox5 days ago

    Me again. Still crazy. You all need to stop whatever you're doing and check out ROCKs story 'old enough' https://vocal.media/chapters/old-enough-kt1tj06kf. It'll blow your socks off!

  • John Cox9 days ago

    Hi, I'm John, general crazy person, teller of tall tales and occasional poet. Run don't walk to read Christy Munson's 'She Loves Me.' I promise you won't regret it. Additional bonus - it has a picture of an adorable puppy! https://vocal.media/fiction/she-loves-me-437h0e40

  • Suzii~11 days ago

    Hello, I am Suzii. ^^ I write about social related issues with wisdom as a theme. I occasionally write poems and soon will be writing a fiction story. Feel free to sub.

  • This was such a wonderful surprise! I'm so grateful! I do love writing haiku and have enjoyed many excellent Haiku offerings from other vocal writers recently. D.J. Reddall https://vocal.media/authors/d-j-reddall is particularly prolific in his often biting, always insightful commentaries on human nature and social trends. I'll highlight two: https://vocal.media/poets/ignis (winner of Matthew Fromm's unofficial challenge) https://vocal.media/poets/the-avengers-12780xy3

  • Anna 12 days ago

    Fun challenge from Randy Baker. Don't miss it!😊 https://vocal.media/writers/prompted-4

  • Alexander Knaggs13 days ago

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  • D.K. Shepard13 days ago

    I'm D.K. Shepard and I write poetry and fiction! My Top 5 Suggestions for the Spotlight: 1. Ostriches of Autumn by Christy Munson - https://vocal.media/fiction/ostriches-of-autumn 2. An Unheard Echo by Gabriel Huizenga - https://vocal.media/fiction/an-unheard-echo 3. Melted Records by Silver Serpent Books - https://vocal.media/poets/melted-records 4. Waning Light by Katarzyna Popiel - https://vocal.media/poets/waning-light 5. This Morning by Dana Crandell - https://vocal.media/poets/this-morning-ywun0kzi

  • I was very impressed with this one by Randy Baker: https://vocal.media/poets/til-death-do-us-part-vn4hr06n8 Matthew Fromm always gives us quality work: https://vocal.media/poets/planting-flags-on-foreign-shores D. A. Ratliff always gives us something to ponder: https://vocal.media/fiction/been-there-before

  • BrettNotGreg13 days ago

    Hello, all! I’m Brett! I specialize in poetry, but I write other things as well! I have been dedicating more of my time to my writing lately and have been loving it! Here is a very compelling piece by D. J. Redall: https://vocal.media/poets/my-fire-u85vd027m

  • Gabriel Huizenga13 days ago

    Hey all! I enjoy writing poetry about nature, social issues, and the shared aspects of our human experience. If that sounds pretty abstract- it absolutely is. I also enjoy the occasional short story - also nature-focused, but with the occasional tangent into the fantasy genre! I absolutely love this clever, descriptive, and all-around brilliant micro by Em: https://vocal.media/wander/a-siberian-story-tag-you-re-it

  • Thavien Yliaster13 days ago

    'J' 'A' Double 'Z's post makes us think about 'Y' we're writers in the first place. https://vocal.media/writers/do-you-check-your-reads

  • Ikram YF.13 days ago

    Hello, I am ikram. I write short poems and I want to try to write more about social issues. Nice to meet you all!

  • Friend, fellow independent author, and accomplished poet Bri Craig put out this article recently that I believe is an important topic, especially for creators on this particular site who may be considering their own publishing moves: https://vocal.media/writers/why-it-s-not-cringey-to-self-publish-your-own-book

  • Alisha Wilkins13 days ago

    I'd like to share Kale Ross "Obsidian Light". Absolutely loved this piece. https://vocal.media/fiction/obsidian-light

  • Christy Munson13 days ago

    I also recommend two series by John Cox. Last Daughter of the Gods https://vocal.media/chapters/last-daughter-of-the-gods-1 And Sins of the Reaper https://vocal.media/fiction/sins-of-the-reaper

  • Kendall Defoe 13 days ago

    Gerard DiLeo made me laugh out loud with this one: https://vocal.media/fiction/130-the-jury-s-out

  • Christy Munson13 days ago

    Hi! I'm Christy Munson. I write without limits - sci-fi, romance, horror, family, prose, poetry, lyrics, whatever strikes me. I came to Vocal in 2021, took a year off to follow other passions (painting, jewelry, work, life). I was delighted to see how much the platform had grown by the time I returned in ~February of 2024. I started posting again at that time and have been prolific since returning, so I'm hoping to continue to be inspired here. Allow me to bring your attention to the wonders of Suze Kay's story, Women Who Stay. I found the story a must-read. Hope you do to. Be forewarned, you might want to set aside time to read all the chapters straight through. They're excellent. https://vocal.media/chapters/women-who-stay-1

  • Five that I believe deserve Top Stories: 1: This excellent book review from Annie Kapur https://vocal.media/geeks/book-review-no-logo-by-naomi-klein 2: This book piece by Austin Blessing-Nelson (Blessing) https://vocal.media/bookclub/why-do-people-buy-books-they-don-t-read 3: An important piece from Carol Townend https://vocal.media/theSwamp/we-are-not-lazy-because-we-are-on-benefits 4: Another excellent writing piece from Alyson Smyth https://vocal.media/poets/poems-published-by-the-renard-press 5: And finally this challenge entry from Anna https://vocal.media/fiction/the-countdown-td4i0dil

  • Paul Stewart13 days ago

    Hello one and all. Yep, Paul here. That Scottish guy. I write stuff. Even more than I ever have time to publish straight away. Hope you are all well out there! Good call on Sonia's piece. I've got a fair bit of catching up to do but here are a few that people should check out - Hannah Moore - The Beamish Boy - https://vocal.media/fiction/the-beamish-boy Matthew Fromm - Volley and Thunder - https://vocal.media/fiction/volley-and-thunder Natasha Collazo - O r p h a n - https://vocal.media/poets/o-r-p-h-a-n Christy Munson - night writer - https://vocal.media/poets/night-writer Heather Hubler - the smallest things - https://vocal.media/poets/the-smallest-things-hprs0hcc Paul Stewart - Venit Vidit Vicit - https://vocal.media/poets/venit-vidit-vicit

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