This week I finally wrote a piece of fiction that I feel good about. It was in response to a Vocal challenge.
For those of you who don’t know, Vocal offers a similar blogging platform to Medium, but with slightly different amenities and a very different compensation plan. Regarding compensation, they run regular “challenges” (contests) that both paid and non-paid members can enter, although the rules differ by challenge. These contests come with fantastic cash prizes.
Their challenges completely sucked me in. They happened to be running fiction challenges all summer, so I signed up to force myself to write more fiction.
The money is a nice motivator, but I like writing for Vocal’s Challenges because fiction is where my writing passion truly lies.
This week I entered Vocal’s “Foggy Waters” challenge which asks for a horror short story focused on a body of water between 600-3,000 words. Top prize is $5,000. The horror genre is one of my favorites.
You can enter, too, if you’re a Vocal+ member! There’s plenty of time left!
I did my best to put a unique spin on my story after thinking through a dozen ideas. It passes my current standard of ”does not suck”.
Read it below!