📢 Raise Your Voice Thread: 4/13/23

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By Raise Your Voice by VocalPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

Starts at 12PM ET on 4/13/23.

Our “Raise Your Voice Threads” are hosted 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 for us all to exchange and discuss the stories that have moved and motivated us on Vocal.

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Douglas Benzel's story, "Orbits", skillfully conveys the feelings of nostalgia, regret, and unrequited love. The ending leaves the reader with a sense of hope and closure, even in the face of loss. We can't wait to read more of Douglas' work on Vocal.

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

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  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Howdy, I mostly write free verse poems and film reviews! I love Novel’s poetry especially. Her unique and humorous take on the letter/poem challenge is a Mouse-y achievement. https://vocal.media/poets/black-cats-like-mice

  • R.C. Taylorabout a month ago

    Hi! I'm R.C. I mainly write poetry and the occasional fiction piece. I'd like to shout out Muchtar and her powerfully moving short story: Ibra(him) https://vocal.media/fiction/ibra-him

  • Em Starr2 months ago

    Hi, I'm Em! I write dark/horror fiction and scripts. I'd like to give a shoutout to Hannah Moore for this incredible story (sorry--posted the wrong link earlier) https://vocal.media/fiction/cabin-pressure-lmvh05gp

  • Will Simon2 months ago

    Hello guys, I'm Will. I craft poems which I definitely think you might like. I want to give a shoutout to R. J and Mike Dred, both of whom have written two beautiful stories I've enjoyed. https://vocal.media/authors/mike-singleton-mikeydred

  • Mark Graham2 months ago

    Great idea. I do not have favorites for I like many writers here, especially in the Poets sections. Plus, I totally agree with what Mike said.

  • Just a point if you click on the names of everyone who has posted here, you go to their profile and find out what they are about. Apologies if this is obvious.

  • J.M. Powell2 months ago

    Hello, my name is Janice. I like to write poems and stories that are inspirational or that remind us of the power of love. Here is a poem I enjoyed: https://vocal.media/poets/sunset-aclt0wz7

  • #KristinaWrites2 months ago

    Hey There Everyone! Generally, I Write About Life And The Little Things You Can Do To Just Make It A Bit Easier For Yourself And Everyone Around You. I Do Want To Give Kudos To An Amazing Writer I Follow Though: Talia Devora. She Writes Some Amazing Poetry! One Of My Favs From Her Is Called: Phoebe. I Hope You Enjoy Some Of My Writings As Well. Check Them Out!

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    Sorry, I missed this! But I'm looking forward to checking out so many of these names and stories that are unfamiliar to me :) I will share this one anyway in case people are checking back. It's by Dean Hardy. I love the honest and genuine emotions he puts into each of his works. This one, just published today, speaks for itself: https://vocal.media/poets/with-half-the-town-on-fire

  • Sidney Smith2 months ago

    Hello Everyone 😊 My name is Sidney Smith I write poetry and short stories. I write a lot horror short stories, and things that lean towards mysterious other worldly phenomenon. However the stories take on multiple meanings and topics, I try to include symbolism in everything that I write, which leads the reader to have to read from beginning to end. My poetry leans towards inner thoughts and dialogue, the beauties of life, and religion. I have two series that I have been working on for a bit. One is dystopian, and the other one deals with mediumship. I will have some articles about mental health, religion, and the metaphysical very soon. I don't have a specific favorite writer that I follow on here, but I read a lot of the stories that are on the competition pages and I am always impressed. There is a story on one of the challenges for the Camp fire ghost story it made second place it's called "The Curse of the Lovers' Cabin" by Jordan Twiss. https://vocal.media/fiction/the-curse-of-the-lovers-cabin

  • Will just say goodbye to everyone, hope everyone got the exposure they wanted, we are all here to support each other. Apparently one of my pieces will soon be on the Vocal Resources which will be nice

  • Jeff Newman2 months ago

    Want to give a shout out to some amazing writers - JD Pernoste and Anneliese Dahl

  • Loryne Andawey2 months ago

    Hi it's Loryne again. I would also like to give a shout out to Rick Henry Christopher, the co-founder of the Vocal+Assist Facebook Group. He is our resident music expert and is quite skilled in digging up forgotten songs buried beneath time. Here is just one example of his musical research https://vocal.media/beat/lost-country-music-hits-1975-1982

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    Thank you for the forum to share the stories and poems that have captured our hearts and minds!

  • R. J. Rani2 months ago

    Yay! I’m glad to have made it today. Hello everyone! 1. My name is Rebecca, though I write as R. J. Rani. I love to explore imaginary worlds, so I primarily write stories set in fantastical lands. On Vocal, I create all sorts of things - from short stories to journal posts to trying my hand at poetry, with the aim of ever improving as a writer and a person. 2. Today I’d like to give Eliza Raddish a shoutout. Her story “Tell Us Again” is one of the most heartwarming stories I’ve read. She invited me straight into her world with her lovely opening. I hope you check it out! https://vocal.media/fiction/tell-us-again

  • Noor is Someone Talented and a Great Story innovator❤️😉 https://vocal.media/earth/the-secret-garden-lx280dxl

  • Alexander McEvoy2 months ago

    Hi there, my name is Alex and I write fiction focusing on horror these days with occasional digressions. I highly recommend this story by the Spears Sisters. It was a runner up in the Aquarium Challenge a while back: https://vocal.media/fiction/case-87-45901

  • Shane Dobbie2 months ago

    Hi. I’m Shane. I write mostly fiction but have started a ‘weekly’ film article. I’m one of the admins for the Vocal + Assist Facebook group and discovered this piece recently: https://vocal.media/psyche/arrested-for-adhd

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    The Dani Writer has such experience and scope. I like their poems, likely the most of everything they write. https://vocal.media/poets/art-session-in-seclusion

  • I love Ice Cream and love these two pieces on my favorite dessert. This one is a fun article written by Eada Hudes https://vocal.media/fyi/your-ice-cream-has-5-different-types-do-you-know-them-all This one is an upbeat poem written by the one and only Tiffany Gordon https://vocal.media/poets/ice-cream-my-dear-ice-cream

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    Sharing this suspenseful story by Jason Morton. Stephen King- watch out! https://vocal.media/fiction/the-house-on-monterey-way

  • Sending a little love to Loryne Andawey: Vocal + Assist Admin Loryne is a force to be reckoned with. When she has something to say or communicate she goes all in. She does her research and presents her work, her art with confidence. https://vocal.media/journal/morning-pages-of-a-prodigal-writer

  • Sending a little love to Stephanie Bradberry: Vocal + Assist Admin Stephanie is meticulously consistent in her writing. You know that when you read one of her works you will walk away enriched. https://vocal.media/unbalanced/escape-velocity-051090pcg

  • Sending a little love to Jason Basaraba (JBaz): Vocal + Assist Admin Jason is a great writer and he's very versatile and the types of stories and poems that he writes. This story that I am sharing with you today is the first story I read by him. This is the one that got JBaz on to my private list of favorites. This story is so very well written. He did a great job at developing his characters that you actually build a bond with them and you feel for them. His use of descriptors throughout the story brings everything to life. https://vocal.media/fiction/two-of-a-kind-equals-a-pear

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