New #shortstory: ANGELS AND FAIRIES and AN ELITE GROUP @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We’re on week four of the eight-week challenge. I not only managed to get my story submitted on time, but I wrote one for the Shark Week challenge, as well. (You know, because the three WIPs I’m working on didn’t need my attention.)

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 [♡] button, you might be doing me a favor.

Angels and Fairies

This week’s theme for the eight-week challenge was marigolds. I have to admit, I found that one difficult. If you’re interested in reading my take on the prompt (Angels and Fairies), you can find it here.


The theme for the Shark Week challenge was, obviously, sharks. That story was a no-brainer for me. It was loosely based on a real-life event my son loves to tell people about. If that interests you, you can find it (An Elite Group) 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: ANGELS AND FAIRIES and AN ELITE GROUP @vocal_creators

  1. I agree – that marigold prompt was a challenge, but I adored the story. I didn’t know about that tradition. The shark story had me thinking about Vince Vaughn in Couples Retreat, lol. Not sure if you saw that movie.

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  2. That’s a lot of writing, Staci! Kudos to you. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I see the youngster’s confusion–“November’s not October”. I haven’t joined Vocal so they won’t let me vote. Did I miss something?

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    • Thanks. Marigold was rough for me. Shark was no problem; we’ve been joking about that one in my family for years. I just needed to put a twist on it to fit it into a fictional setting. Next week’s prompt is difficult; I still don’t have an idea!

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        • My son’s not a writer, but he’s an AMAZING storyteller. You should hear him tell the real version of the story. (Or any story.) It’s pretty funny. (His toast at my daughter’s wedding was fabulous.)

          Another true part of the story… my cousin (not a former SIL) is a marine biologist. She never sent us stuffed sharks or anything, but I always thought her job was cool.

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          • It would be an interesting job. But then I’d get so mad about the pollution in the water and the needless slaughter of animals for sport or fear or money. (I already am upset about those things, and I don’t work there.) I don’t know if I could handle a career where I was constantly worked up about sad things over which I had no control.

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