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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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  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    Before The Dragon - Chapter 29.2

    I'm first?!?!! @TheScribe where are you? Aerik was delighted by Derik’s letter Of course he was! I would have made him talk about the dragon first though, considering he's already ...

    IcyFlame
    IcyFlame - 19 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    Before The Dragon - Chapter 29.1

    Guess who's back, back again... Icy's back...xD What could she even ask Derik that would convince her that it was really him answering her letter? If Aerik knew Derik’s tone ...

    IcyFlame
    IcyFlame - 45 minutes ago

  • Short Story » Realistic, Other
    New beginnings

    About a time on a trampoline.

    slubbs24
    slubbs24 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 7 hours ago

  • Poetry » General, General
    Supporting Characters Say

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

    Liminality
    Liminality - 8 hours ago

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

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

    MomoMajesty
    MomoMajesty - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - 12 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 - 12 hours ago
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