New #shortstory: A GIFT TO REMEMBER @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We’re on week three of the eight-week challenge. I’ve had my story ready to go since Friday, but I had technical issues with my Vocal account. FINALLY, at the last minute, they got resolved, and I got my story submitted in time. I’m three for three.

Once again, a quick reminder: The entries are judged by a qualified panel, but if there’s a tie, votes are the tie-breaker, so if you click the [β™‘] button, you might be doing me a favor.

This week’s theme had to do with a box wrapped in brown paper. If you’re interested in reading my take on the prompt (A Gift to Remember), you can find it here.

And if you missed any of my stories and would like to read them, you can check out my full Vocal library here.

As always, I appreciate the support, and if you read the story, I hope you enjoy it. Grazie!

48 thoughts on “New #shortstory: A GIFT TO REMEMBER @vocal_creators

  1. I’m a little late to this party, but I’m sending belated cheers. This is another winner, Staci. You’ve a wonderful ability to create emotionally charged and unforgettable scenes. Bravo! A heart for sure!! πŸ’—

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    • The stories are short, so it’s a nice warm up on any given day to knock out something that’s not part of one of my WIPs. I don’t think of it as being a writing machine so much as it is flexing some tired muscles. (I’m trying not to write mystery/suspense/thriller when I do these, but I might fall back on my comfort zone once in a while. Who knows?)

      It is fun, regardless. πŸ™‚

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  2. Terrific story, Staci. Reminded me of the time I was on a plane, and they thought someone had placed a bomb in First class. They moved us all forward, and the flight attendant had to pick up the package and take it to the rear, where they had set up blankets to force the explosion outward. While walking up the aisle, an old lady asked. “Where are you taking my package?” It seems she just dropped it in First class and never responded to the requests to come forward. We wanted to help the old lady off the plane at 25,000 feet.

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    • Plain brown paper (and plain white paper) is butcher paper here, but we also use it to wrap gifts. Usually we decorate the gifts with ribbons or flowers or something, though, to spruce it up a bit. πŸ™‚


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