📢 Raise Your Voice Thread: 8/31/2023

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By Raise Your Voice by VocalPublished 28 days ago Updated 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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Lamar Wiggins' villanelle, "Provisional Equality" has a consistent rhyme and cyclical nature that resonates with life's rhythms, intertwining harmony in both content and form. We were impressed by his adoption of this style of poetry and found it quite impactful, driving home the powerful theme of the pursuit and right to equality.

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

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  • Nora Ariana7 days ago

    Hi, I'm a new member here I just posted my first story please check it out I hope you love it from Nora Ariana 💗 by name..

  • Bozhan Bozhkov19 days ago

    Hi, I am a relatively new member of Vocal, but I'd like to share some of my observations and some suggestions: https://vocal.media/journal/vocal-some-observations-and-suggestions

  • krisaleen21 days ago

    I have recently started posting my articles here and would love to hear your thoughts and feedback. It would mean a lot to me if you could take a few moments to read and share your thoughts. Please subscribed to me and I will do the same. <3 https://vocal.media/authors/krisaleen

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  • ThatWriterWoman24 days ago

    Hello there, I am ThatWriterWoman, an anonymous writer who publishes her fables and short fiction on Vocal! I would like to like to recommend Donna Fox. I find her imagination enchanting and I am sure you will too! She is making some real magic with her latest story: https://vocal.media/fiction/jogger-s-trail-the-story Enjoy!

  • Gen-Z Writes.25 days ago

    Loved your effort, Congratulations on your Top Story ♥️ Check this out also: https://vocal.media/criminal/the-unheard-voices

  • Doc Sherwood27 days ago

    This week I'd like to nominate my friend Scott Christensen, who's become a close correspondent over on Vocal's Discord channel. Scott and I have a place in common, which is China, where he is now and I was for ten years. Many of you will have recently read his well-deserved Top Story "Tales of a 90s Stripper," which dealt with the subject of AI, but the one I'd like to call your attention to is the following piece on that faraway land Scott and I have both called home. If you've been, I guarantee every sentence will bring back memories, and if you've not, I can't think of a better introduction! https://vocal.media/wander/cashless-for-24-hours-in-shenzhen-china

  • A. Lenae27 days ago

    Hi, I write fiction and poetry, and I think I'm finding my voice thanks to Vocal. Teresa Renton is a wonderful author who weaves together language as if she's just breathing it out. Reading her work can be an ethereal experience - she's so very good. One of her pieces I really enjoyed is: https://vocal.media/poets/petrichor-8egy0u5g

  • Hi I am Mike and I help Admin the Vocal Social Society, as usual I am late to this but hope someone will see my five excellent stories that I have enjoyed and are maybe deserving of a Top Story. So here we go 1: This excellent VSS Challenge entry from Rachel Deeming https://vocal.media/fiction/dolly-and-the-doll 2: I love this magical story by Brin J https://vocal.media/fiction/odes-and-accolades 3: An absolutely beautiful poem by Sheila L. Chingwa https://vocal.media/poets/thank-you-creator 4; A great critique on the misogyny in Mozart's "Magic Flute" by Jaye Ruggiero-Cash https://vocal.media/critique/a-brief-thought-the-magic-flute And finally 5: A wonderful extended haiku sequence by Kayleigh Fraser ❤️ https://vocal.media/poets/apples-and-eve

  • Cathy holmes27 days ago

    Hello. Cathy here. I write mostly poetry, fiction, and the occasional humorous bit about my sarcastic cat (I swear it's all true). Speaking of humor, check out this piece by Gerald Holmes about a recent medical procedure. It's hilarious. https://vocal.media/humor/the-day-i-met-the-one-eyed-snake?fbclid=IwAR2z3WGvffjGbN6usFfdc76Bak95VcMpSHx7GaDv0lYsSOvA3FYswCrPUXE

  • Hannah Moore27 days ago

    I've also been wowed by the potency of this self critique by Emma Kate Coleman - https://vocal.media/critique/critiquing-myself, And this revisiting of a writing exercise by ...oh! I hadn't realised! Also Emma Kate Coleman! Clearly loving a bit of Emma Kate Coleman this week! https://vocal.media/writers/reinventing-poets

  • Hannah Moore27 days ago

    Hello! I've really enjoyed this thought provoking essay on how we relate to our favourite books -https://vocal.media/bookclub/forever-changing-3u15h0di7 And it sits nicely in the conversation alongside Mackenzie Davis' top story, https://vocal.media/writers/vulnerability-as-art-separation

  • Take a Moment ✨📚 and Explore a Great Creator, who recently published an extraordinary Article 📝😉❤️👌🚶 https://vocal.media/writers/the-dreamer-the-monster-and-me

  • This is Amazing ✨😉📝👌💯❗❗

  • Sid Aaron Hirji27 days ago

    https://vocal.media/bookclub/turtles-all-the-way-down I love the book suggestion by Ashley Lima

  • Hannah Logan27 days ago

    Oh... and if by some miracle you don't know this annoyingly prolific writer's work well... check out Ward Norcutt https://vocal.media/authors/ward-norcutt Sometimes I want to unfollow him he is so damn brilliant, even if you aren't in love with his style, his technical skill is ridiculously on point. He is also a good person. How annoying is that? I truly thought my entry for The Full Moon Challenge (write a poem inspired by a crazy dream) had a CHANCE of winning until I saw his winner... https://vocal.media/poets/the-topsy-turvey-men DEAR GOD. If he doesn't make you burn your laptop he'll light a fire under your ass. 🤣

  • Hannah Logan27 days ago

    Just happened on this writer today... https://vocal.media/authors/ofentse ... in particular this story: https://vocal.media/fiction/sello It pulls no punches. I think perhaps this writer is at the beginning of her writing life, but it is clear to me she has only just begun. Anyone with an eye and a heart can see that. I hope she leans into this ruthlessness and finds those that will encourage her to refine this incredible raw talent. ********************************************* As for me I will leave here what I have in my profile... Truth-Teller * Believer in Magic * Laughter-Lover My hope... to make art that matters, moves, (a)muses unlocks The Mystery leaves good in my wake so others might do the same. ********************* Go forth and BE VOCAL, y'all!

  • Today is our last challenge release for this awesome writing madness and James and I launched for the month of August. We’ve had so many amazing writers join in and share some incredible stories and poems. The challenges are always up and available for anyone to try regardless of august being basically over. Thank you to all the community that made it such a success! https://vocal.media/motivation/james-and-oneg-s-summer-writing-challenge-extravaganza

  • Chloe Fitzwater27 days ago

    Chloe here! I write mostly sci-fi stories and some horror bits here and there, but recently I’ve also taken up free-verse poetry. I LOVED this piece by Earl W. Pearl. Take a look! He speaks the truth! https://vocal.media/poets/an-introduction-wj2e02f8

  • C. H. Richard27 days ago

    I have one more to share. Really like this writer's work in Wander Community and found this story so interesting. I probably won't be able to buy clothes in South Korea anytime soon. This piece by Sh*t Happens -Lost Travel Girl was very informative about one size fits means in South Korea https://vocal.media/wander/trying-to-fit-into-korea-s-one-size-fits-all-beauty-standards

  • Judey Kalchik 27 days ago

    I am trying not to overshare, as I've noticed that it can be unintentionally upsetting to some folks. But it seems a little quiet today, so I am sharing just one more, from ThatWriterWoman. This one has such clever and deft usage of the old and the very new: I didn't want it to end. https://vocal.media/fiction/cinder-1ieo00ys

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