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Update on the Unreliable Narrator Literary Challenge

Introducing the Judges!!!

By Rick Henry Christopher Published 4 months ago 3 min read
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Update on The Unreliable Narrator Literary Challenge


The due date to submit your Unreliable Narrator stories is Monday November 6, 2023


As mentioned in the original post for the Unreliable Narrator Literary Challenge (of which I have included a few links to in this announcement), I would be making an announcement to introduce the Judges of the Challenge. We are judging each story in six different categories. A maximum of five points is available in each category, totaling a maximum of 30 points overall.


Our Cast of Judges includes three known names in the Vocal Media stratosphere.

Let's start with the SWEET ONE first. Don't be deceived Mother Combs isn't only just a sweet, sweet smile. She is an intelligent lady and quite the prolific and clever writer. At this point she has 418 whopping stories published on the Vocal platform!!! Let's give Mother Combs a round of applause!!! 👏👏👏. The name Mother Combs is fitting for her as she is all heart. She believes in family, friends, and creating a comfortable community environment. She really cares for those around her and it shows in the little extra touches of kindness and love she puts out to others.

Let's welcome Mother Combs (aka Sharon Combs) to the Judge's Table!!!


Sweet, Sweet Mother Combs


Our next judge is the PASSIONATE ONE. He truly writes from his heart and soul. Grz Colm goes above and beyond not only to connect with his own inner emotions but he also connects with those around him whether a friend or family or someone reading his stories, reviews or poetry. Grz is an introspective type who has no problem reaching out and spreading that love to those in his midst.

Let's welcome Grz Colm to the Judge's Table!!!


Grz Colm the Intellectually Introspective writer


Finally, the CRAZY ONE. Let's just cut to the chase, the Crazy One is me, Rick Henry Christopher. I get lost in my thoughts easily and that is a wonderful magical place to be. I love it inside. However, I don't ever get to delve too deeply into anything anymore, as being the 24/7 caregiver for my beautiful mom keeps my mind constantly focused on what lies outside of my thoughts and keeps my body in a state of constant motion. I wholeheartedly love my sweetest, beautiful, sometimes stubborn, and feisty mom. It is well-worth giving my all to ensure that my mom's last years on earth are filled with warmth and love.

Rick Henry Christopher... I'm really crazy... believe me!!!


At this point in time we have four sublime stories submitted to this challenge. I am hoping for a few more. The deadline for submitting stories is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2023.


The following are links to the stories submitted so far:

"Punchlined" by Celia in Underland

Thank you Celia for participating in this challenge!!!

"The Varieties of Religious Experience" by C. Rommial Butler

Thank you C. Rommial for participating in this challenge!!!

"Serve and Protect" by Paul Stewart

Thank you Paul for participating in this challenge!!!

"Smile" by Alexandria Stanwyck

Thank you Alexandria for participating in this challenge!!!


You can get all the details to the Unreliable Narrator challenge here:



Finally, we cannot forget the wonderful and intelligent River Joy. They are the one that came up with the fantastic Unreliable Narrator idea. Thank you River for such a great idea!!! 🙂♥️



With Love, RHC ♥️


Once upon a time there was a Rick Henry... then after his brother Chris passed away (January 31, 2021) he became Rick Henry Christopher. My brother's memory lives on in me. He was a great guy. He was gentle and caring and a person you could count on and trust to the very end. I love you my brother Christopher!!!


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About the Creator

Rick Henry Christopher

Writing is a distraction to fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and soothing the bruises of the day.

The shattered pieces of life will not discourage me.


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  • Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock4 months ago

    Great cast of supporting characters/judges.

  • Tiffany Gordon 4 months ago

  • Novel Allen4 months ago

    So you are the one who stole my Grz away. That's ok, he is spreading his knightly wings, less introspection and more creation. Hiya G. Happy to see you out and about. Wii I find inspiration here, I will certainly try.

  • Grz Colm4 months ago

    This was very nicely put together Rick! Thank you very much. 😊🙏

  • Wooohooooo! I love this panel of judges! Grz was a pleasant surprise! Happy to see him on board!

  • Mother Combs4 months ago

    As always, Rick, you are too kind.💙

  • Lamar Wiggins4 months ago

    This is exciting. I love the introduction of the judges. I really need to put on my thinking cap for this one. Going to give it some thought today and gather some ideas for a story!

  • Naveed 4 months ago

    Your writing style is so captivating. I also thought it was great.

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