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Literary Spotlight

The Literary Spotlight displays the five most popular new works over the past day as judged by the number of 'Likes' each has received in the past 24 hours.

Trying to explain my depression to my dad
by KnightTeen in Poetry » Realistic

Dear No Offenser
by JoytheBrave in Poetry » Humor

For sale, one lifetime, poor condition.
by Authorian in Short Story » Science Fiction

In Protest for an Easier English
by Odd in Article / Essay » Realistic

The Voice that Lies
by kymorhens in Poetry » General

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  • Poetry » Lyrical, Realistic
    When Words Fail

    This is a poem about how guys should listen to the music that girls listen to.

    hmcg - 1 minutes ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Poetry » Spiritual, Realistic
    A Pen's Best Friend

    Hello :) Your poem is quite beautiful. I found myself have to look up the word juxtapose, and once I figured out that it was, in fact, a word, I ...

    hermione315 - 5 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Article / Essay » Realistic, Humor
    In Protest for an Easier English

    Hi! Holly here for a review! First off, welcome to Young Writers Society! I love your username! It was a good read and I enjoyed it. I could kinda relate ...

    hmcg - 22 minutes ago

  • Storyboooks » Specific Storybook Discussion
    The Wilderness of Machafuko(Chaos), DT

    *pokes* Someone needs to approve my request to join. Or I can't create my character.

    QueenAnne - 40 minutes ago

  • Short Story » Romantic, Horror
    On the Way Out

    For the poetry inspired contest. My poem was 'You Don't Know what Love is' by Kim Addonizio

    rhiasofia - 1 hour ago
    16+ Violence Mature Content

  • Reviews » Poetry » Horror, General
    Do Not Be Afraid Of The Dark

    Hey there, June, Rhia here to review. I'll point out nitpicks that I notice as I read through the first time to get started: The only thing that might kill ...

    rhiasofia - 1 hour ago

  • Storyboooks » Storybooks
    The Academy of YWS

    So.... how is this done? What do I do?

    AndrewRayne - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Narrative
    Broken Smiles

    Well done Kanome. I thought you really got across the emotion and feel that you were going for. The only thing that you may think of changing is the three ...

    Tommybear - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Science Fiction, Fantasy
    Dystopian Prince [Chapter 1]

    Hey! This is actually pretty cool! Though short, and feeling part of a chapter not a whole one to me, this had a lot of different aspects in it. You ...

    AmatuerWritings - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    The Voice that Lies

    I absolutely love this! Really, the only thing I can find to critique is the last line for the last two stanzas - "Only bring more pain" and "The Voice, ...

    Black Night Werecat
    Black Night Werecat - 2 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Stay or Go?

    Thanks guys! You definitely helped my decision!

    UntamedHeart173 - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Spiritual, Romantic
    The Town of Whill

    Hello! FourThorns here. It's my third review ever, so I would take everything I say with a grain of salt, but nonetheless, I hope you'll find this helpful. So, the ...

    FourThorns - 2 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Storybooks
    The Wilderness of Machafuko(Chaos)

    The Arch-Observer "It seems that She-snake has learned that one can attain unity through sacrifice. Yet the She-snake must beware, for the Blood Priest has his attention locked on her." ...

    TheWanderingWizard - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Fantasy, General
    my past is a museum

    Wow Autumns this was fantastic. For such a short piece, it paints a massive image personally as a reader. I really liked the way you described nostalgia. I have always ...

    Tommybear - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » General, General
    First Story, Part 1 (temporary name)

    Welcome FourThorns! We sure are lucky to have you hear, I can already tell. First off I just want to say I really enjoyed this piece and I thought that ...

    Tommybear - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    Savior of the World

    Hi! I'm Pendr, and I'm really excited to read and review this! Let's get started, shall we? (By the way, welcome to YWS! You'll love it here!) "Sound of insects ...

    pendr - 3 hours ago