New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

Ciao, amici! I'm trying to get back into a routine, but my move is in less than a month, and "routine" is something that simply isn't on the horizon at the moment. I did manage to write a story this week. It's part of a challenge, which gave me added incentive, but I really wanted … Continue reading New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

Ciao, amici! It's been a long while since I had something to share on Vocal. Today, that changes. Vocal is running a contest for the best first chapter of a potential fantasy story. Their only requirements are length (between 600 and 5,000 words) and that it starts with the sentence: There weren’t always dragons in … Continue reading New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I took a little break from Vocal after the eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge. I was busy and a wee bit burned out. But I'm back to it! It's October, which means horror stories abound, and I couldn't miss an opportunity to stretch my scare muscles a bit. If you like that sort of thing, you … Continue reading New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I did it. Eight stories in eight weeks. I wasn't sure I had it in me. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a pear tree. There were a few times during this challenge that ideas were sparse. The bull was one of those times. So was the green light. The … Continue reading New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Well, the end is in sight. This is week seven of eight. One to go. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a frozen pond. I have to tell you, I had no ideas FOREVER. Then one popped into my head. If you liked the humorous banter of last week's story, … Continue reading New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: DAD’S ANNUAL LIGHT WAR @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week six of the eight-week challenge. The end is in sight! And I'm still keeping up with things, despite the topics getting more difficult for me. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a green light. Several options popped into mind, from Green Lantern (which I assumed would land … Continue reading New #shortstory: DAD’S ANNUAL LIGHT WAR @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: THAT’S A BUNCH OF BULL @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week five of the eight-week challenge. I'm more than halfway there, and I'm still on target. This week's theme was to write a story with some kind of bull in it. I was afraid I wasn't going to come up with anything. I was stumped for the longest time. I know … Continue reading New #shortstory: THAT’S A BUNCH OF BULL @vocal_creators

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

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 … Continue reading New #shortstory: A GIFT TO REMEMBER @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: WHY ALWAYS CHOCOLATE, MOM? @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Las time, I told you Vocal is running an eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge and I hoped to do all eight. Well, I'm two for two so far. 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 [♡] … Continue reading New #shortstory: WHY ALWAYS CHOCOLATE, MOM? @vocal_creators