📢 Raise Your Voice Thread: 1/18/2024

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By Raise Your Voice by VocalPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
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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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Grace and Alex find themselves dealing with some unexpected news in Stephanie Ginger's story, Snowdrop Season. We think a snowstorm in the middle of Athens is the perfect backdrop for this short tale of life-altering decisions.

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

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  • Nicole Gibsonabout a month ago

    Hi, I'm Nicole and I'm really enjoying following Mason Darnielle's journey on Vocal. "Through His Eyes" is one of my favourites. Check it out: https://vocal.media/poets/through-his-eyes-bp2s0x9t

  • Anna about a month ago

    Hi I'm Anna and this one really hit me. It's not a poem but a short inspiration about humanity and kindness and I think everyone should read it. Check it out: https://vocal.media/poets/this-is-the-way-pe27n0y3d

  • The Masked Reviewerabout a month ago

    Hi, Real name, Collins, new on Vocal. I write poems inspired by movie scenes. Please check this out: https://vocal.media/poets/pact-of-death

  • Chloe Gilholyabout a month ago

    Mariann is one of my best friends on Vocal. She is kind, caring and creative. Her latest story made me smile. https://vocal.media/fiction/grandma-could-not-find-her-glasses

  • Doc Sherwoodabout a month ago

    I'd like to welcome to Vocal a newcomer, Huan Huan, who so far has posted three pieces since joining a little under a month ago. Here's Huan's first, "In 2024 I'll Fall in Love with Hope Again." This is a striking example of a painful topic written about well, and stylistically it's quite the package, as Huan supplies both a poem and an accompanying autobiographical segment. Both are constructed with a disarming minimalism that underscores the author's openness and sincerity. Here's hoping we'll see more from this gifted writer soon! https://vocal.media/poets/in-2024-i-ll-fall-in-love-with-hope-again

  • Maureen Y. Palmerabout a month ago

    Hi everyone! I'm Maureen and I write about books, and I also write mystery/thriller short fiction. I HIGHLY recommend this story: https://vocal.media/fiction/magus-murus "If walls could talk within the perceivable human auditory range, history would not be doomed to repeat itself..." So good!!

  • Atomic Historianabout a month ago

    Mariam Naeem is one of my best friends I’ve made by writing on Vocal. She’s one of the first authors I connected with through the Vocal groups. This is one of her first stories I read. I have since read all of her works I can get my hands on https://vocal.media/horror/the-transforming?

  • Anna about a month ago

    Hello everyone! I'm Anna an enthusiastic poem writer and reader. I've recently discovered this talented person on Vocal. Her name is Sara and I've read two heartbreaking poem from her that I really liked and want others to read as well, so here you go: https://vocal.media/poets/storms-91mu0liz Congrats to her on Top Story!🥰🫶🫶

  • Ava Mackabout a month ago

    Hi! I'm Ava and I write a little bit of everything but usually go to poetry first. Here's a poem I haven't really stopped thinking about since I read it! "Stack the Deck" by Suze Kay: https://vocal.media/poets/stack-the-deck

  • Poppy about a month ago

    Still hoping this raw, powerful poem of Paul’s will get top story. https://vocal.media/poets/if-you-know-you-know-pj13201jx

  • Brannan K.about a month ago

    Greetings! Back from a hiatus to write more thrilling and suspenseful fiction/horror. Check out my latest: https://vocal.media/horror/the-pedestrian-4r11dl011k Check out Zack Graham's content, he is a cosmic horror master! https://vocal.media/horror/the-widow-s-call

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Also forgot 2 add Sharika's After The Month Ends! It is stunning!https://vocal.media/poets/after-the-month-ends-w66z7h0byw

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Would love to see Rick Henry Christopher's Blackbird Fly receive a TOP STORY nod. Here is the 1st installment. it is awesome & best to start from the beginning! https://vocal.media/chapters/blackbird-fly-xrl46g04bk Judey K's Love from A-Z is also stunning. https://vocal.media/poets/love-from-a-to-z

  • Tressa Roseabout a month ago

    Hi my name is Tressa, I mostly write poetry, but have tried my hand and fiction and a couple other genre's. And I have been blessed to have had several top stories since starting my journey on Vocal. My choice is for the fantastic Heather Hubler's piece, definitely worth the read. So beautifully written ❤️ https://vocal.media/poets/gossamer-and-stardust

  • I'm a Vocal outlaw but here are five that I think deserve Top Stories This great poem from Rachel Deeming https://vocal.media/poets/the-ingredients-for-alphabet-soup A Natuarl Poem from PK Colleran https://vocal.media/poets/sanctuary-cq870u0g Cathy Holmes take on Insomnia https://vocal.media/poets/insomnia-t9d70zxm A wonderful poem from VIVA Tout La Monde https://vocal.media/poets/glass-doors-kna0wi0daa And a great challenge entry from CH Richard https://vocal.media/poets/camouflaged-1p650bk7

  • Stephanie Hoogstadabout a month ago

    I’m Stephanie Hoogstad. I write mostly fiction and poetry, although I’ve written a little bit on writing and a little bit on my personal life and some miscellaneous nonfiction articles as well. I loved this story from Rene Peters about her dog warning her about PNEA. It’s very sweet and creative, and I think that it sheds light on an important issue while also showing how animals can help with it: https://vocal.media/petlife/just-listen-to-me-mom

  • Celia in Underlandabout a month ago

    Oh and this by KP. floored me! https://vocal.media/poets/an-abecedarian

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Ooh, it's raise your voice week! Yay! I got four this week springing straight to mind. This from Paul Stewart, is so delicately evocative of such complex losses and secondary losses, https://vocal.media/fiction/a-plumeria-to-remember This here is just fabulously smooth https://vocal.media/poets/mary-s-lament This was a slap in the face, and something I have felt sitting in many many meetings with a will but only small teeth regarding executing change after events that are clearly referenced here https://vocal.media/poets/after-i-die And this one, I mean I just was walloped in the sternum, fantastic use of media to communicate deeply. https://vocal.media/poets/the-journalists-are-saying-goodbye

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Hi, I'm Cathy. Writer of a little bit of this and a little it of that and God know what else. I'd love this awesome entry from Lamar on Poppy's January challenges. https://vocal.media/poets/a-cloud-named-rage

  • Rory about a month ago

    I'm a screenwriter and short filmmaker, I write high concept short stories that are too ambitious for me to create in visual format, I hope to one day bring them more to life. Enjoy: https://vocal.media/authors/rory-cvfbbe08vx

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Hi everyone :) Popping in quickly to share this wonderful piece I read this week by the very talented, Gerald Holmes. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. https://vocal.media/poets/alone-to-zen

  • Suze Kayabout a month ago

    Hi, Suze here! Writer of creative fiction and poetry. Currently obsessed with Poppy’s latest story, written for Mackenzie Davis’s unofficial challenge (using my picture!): https://vocal.media/fiction/the-day-paradise-shattered She builds a world and breaks it concisely. Gorgeous work.

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