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Words of Color
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Ghosted [Chapter 5.1]
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I Remember
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  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Tempest's Eyes [OOC]

    I was going to use an adapted version of my character, Raleigh. Would a tiefling be alright in this setting? I could make them human if that's needed

    Corvid
    Corvid - 25 minutes ago

  • Forums » Writing Tips
    How do I write a good battle scene?

    Hey Niki! I've written a fair share of my own battle/action scenes, and they're definitely tricky to get used to! They feel clunkier than any other kind of scene— And ...

    mellifera
    mellifera - 2 hours ago

  • Forums » Research
    Questions about a world in a steampunk setting

    Hey Alkimia! This is a SUPER late response to your thread (sorry about that!), but I saw it didn't have any responses so I wanted to give it some attention ...

    mellifera
    mellifera - 2 hours ago

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

    Thanks so much!!

    MomoMajesty
    MomoMajesty - 2 hours ago

  • Forums » Art & Photography
    Otter's Art Corner

    Decided to put up the cover pages for my comic Hunters which I have been working on for 8 years now. If anyone's interested, it's now on Webtoons as well ...

    Otterpop
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  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Dramatic, Action / Adventure
    The Civil War - Prologue: The Beginning of the End

    OMG YOU HAVE A NEW STORY ASFHDKL SINCE WHEN hiii I would love to review this c: I didn't look at the other reviews, so if I am a bit ...

    starlitmind
    starlitmind - 3 hours ago

  • Forums » Information Desk
    How to Identify and Report Spam

    Hi everyone, You may have seen spammers advertising novel sites and apps on YWS in the past few months, as well as spammers advertising completely unrelated services. While the mod ...

    Big Brother
    Big Brother - 3 hours ago

  • Poetry » Lyrical, Satire
    Open to interpretation

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    TheCursedCat
    TheCursedCat - 3 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Dead End at Something Street [OOC]

    Posted! I didn't think of it before, but this is going to be Edward's first time interacting with someone who knew him before he died in this rp version of ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, Science Fiction
    I Remember

    Hi analienn, Mailice here with a short review! :D It's hard to judge and review an excerpt when you only get the information the author gives you to read. There ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 5 hours ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    Dixie Kitchen: A Poll on Citrus-Ade Drinks

    Blue Raspberry Lemonade is my favorite. I don't care that blue raspberries don't exist in the natural world; it's just a good flavor. :) here's an interesting article about blue ...

    alliyah
    alliyah - 6 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Teen Fiction
    Karina and Lynette

    I am quite confused by this. Although I am new to the site so its possible I haven't seen earlier installments of a series that uses these characters. It leaves ...

    TheWordsOfWolf
    TheWordsOfWolf - 7 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Land of the Eternally Bound [OOC]

    Posted! :)

    Magebird
    Magebird - 7 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Ringing of the Bells [OOC]

    Awwww. Poor Harry.

    Magebird
    Magebird - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    A surprising invitation: pt3 Adventures five

    Hey there! Plume here, with a review! I noticed your piece has been in the green room for quite a bit, so I decided to bump it out! I really ...

    Plume
    Plume - 9 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Supernatural, Fantasy
    Ghosted [Chapter 5.1]

    Hi Mage, I'm looking forward to some more time with Temp who has become my favourite character xD so I'm back! I'm just going to dive straight in. I tried ...

    IcyFlame
    IcyFlame - 9 hours ago


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