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Literary Spotlight

intrusive thoughts
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


vomiting doubts
by 4revgreen in Poetry » Romantic


My shoes
by BrokenHeartsAri in Poetry » General


the tragedy of all of us
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank
by aooborromeo in Poetry » Lyrical


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  • Short Story » Realistic, Other
    New beginnings

    About a time on a trampoline.

    slubbs24
    slubbs24 - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Supernatural
    The Beginning of All

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm here to leave a quick review!!! First Impression : Oooh now that looks like its quite an ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Final Ride {OOC}

    @Overwatchful Oh, lol, I had put that in there before but when I revised I accidentally removed it. :P

    JamesPeterson
    JamesPeterson - 5 hours ago

  • Poetry » General, General
    Supporting Characters Say

    A draft-like piece on character roles in fiction, as in real life.

    Liminality
    Liminality - 6 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Into the Saeverse [OOC]

    I'll try to get my post up tomorrow! c:

    MomoMajesty
    MomoMajesty - 6 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Atlas + Mage's Unnamed Duo [OOC]

    okay, that's totally fine! i was thinking i could write a character that lives on or near the shoreline they wash upon (or is visiting, even) and eventually crosses paths ...

    AtlasWut
    AtlasWut - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Teen Fiction, Realistic
    Helpless Glows

    Hey there friend! ^_^ I really enjoyed your other piece of writing, so I hope you don't mind me checking this one out! it's not a big deal, but personally, ...

    starlitmind
    starlitmind - 7 hours ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    May Haiku Collection Submission Thread

    whatcha (she/her) is obsessed with everything music and poetry related and is always willing to dive into a conversation with you about those things. You can find her chilling in ...

    whatchamacallit
    whatchamacallit - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Lyrical
    As the Sun Rises

    Hi there Lizzy! I was scrolling through the poetry tab and came across this poem of yours and thought I'd leave you a quick review ^^ One thing that stood ...

    whatchamacallit
    whatchamacallit - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Lyrical
    As the Sun Rises

    Hi, LizzyTyler, I'm here for a little review! First, I really enjoyed reading this poem. I especially loved how the beginning stanza was about the sunrise and the very last ...

    pineapple321
    pineapple321 - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Other
    Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Question Mark

    Hi, Pineapple here for a little review! Wow, I thought this was a really smart idea. The poem was so dramatic and could make the reader think. Who knew that ...

    pineapple321
    pineapple321 - 10 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    intrusive thoughts

    Hello! Overall, good job. I liked the formatting of this poem - specifically the list, as it makes what I think is your main concepts clear and organized. The imagery ...

    legendarycomputerpoetry
    legendarycomputerpoetry - 10 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    intrusive thoughts

    Hey Zekcede here! This is really good! I like how the rhythm is irregular, it keeps the poem from being boring :p. I also really like the question at the ...

    zekcede
    zekcede - 10 hours ago

  • Poetry » Realistic, Lyrical
    As the Sun Rises

    When the sun rises, the day begins, and then the sun sets, and you begin anew.

    LizzyTyler
    LizzyTyler - 10 hours ago
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  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Chiaroscuro Technique OOC

    I FINALLY POSTED~ :O

    SilverNight
    SilverNight - 11 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, General
    Criticism

    Hello there! I think most of my comments will focus on the same area, so I'll just go right into it~ It just means that maybe... definitely you should try ...

    chikara
    chikara - 11 hours ago


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