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Supporting Characters Say
by Liminality in Poetry » General


​The Sorceress, the Knight, and the Duck Stew
by Spearmint in Short Story » Fantasy


10 years of hiding bruises
by 4revgreen in Poetry » Romantic


no recovery
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


intrusive thoughts
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


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  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Tempest's Eyes [OOC]

    may I join?

    BrokenHeartsAri
    BrokenHeartsAri - 1 hour ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    May Haiku Collection Submission Thread

    BrokenHeartsAri she/her is a young, artist's poem and songwriter. She likes dark clothes to express herself when words don't the trick. she writes poems either based on herself or true ...

    BrokenHeartsAri
    BrokenHeartsAri - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Fantasy, Spiritual
    Chapter One: Lyrthelion's Guard

    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 : Well this seems like a pretty decent little ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 1 hour ago

  • Storyboooks » Roleplay Lounge
    Out-of-Context RP Quotes

    I've come across so many out-of-context RP quotes and remembered this thread existed so here is the recent one, enjoy "My job here is done. I gave you the chick, ...

    Carina
    Carina - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Narrative
    The Weight of My World In Words

    Hi! Here for a little review, This poem is beautiful. I have never read anything like it. The way you have changed the style of the stanza and the style ...

    Rodionandaxe
    Rodionandaxe - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Horror, Humor
    An undead phobia

    Hey there! c: I really love your short stories, so I thought I'd check this one out! ^_^ The title sounds super interesting, and I can't wait to see what ...

    starlitmind
    starlitmind - 5 hours ago

  • Poetry » Lyrical, Narrative
    Little boy Mello

    A poem about a lucky little boy who whistles his tunes away.

    Rodionandaxe
    Rodionandaxe - 6 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Lunar Plains [OOC]

    Andaður einn seems really cool, @Stellarjay! I can see why you love her. c: Now that your character's been submitted, feel free to get your first post up!

    Magebird
    Magebird - 7 hours ago

  • Short Story » Fantasy, Spiritual
    Chapter One: Lyrthelion's Guard

    A lonely fighter finds joy in the majesty of song. - This is basically an exercise to get out of that monster called Writer's Block-

    SoullessGinger
    SoullessGinger - 7 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Poetry » Culture, Spiritual
    St Therese's Rose

    Good Morning/Evening/Night! First, I would like to welcome you back. I’m too new to have known you, but welcome back nonetheless. Now, time for my actual review. So, to begin, ...

    LizzyTyler
    LizzyTyler - 8 hours ago

  • Poetry » Culture, Spiritual
    St Therese's Rose

    Exploring my previous history of Catholicism - first work I have posted in at least 5 years, so I am a bit nervous.

    Swottielottie
    Swottielottie - 8 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Across The Ocean OOC

    When I respond to an Rp post, can I also write things that are happening to other characters? Like rn I'm writing a response to Frank and William, can I ...

    Stellarjay
    Stellarjay - 8 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    'The Odin', Part One: Finding the Odin DT

    That sounds good!

    IamI
    IamI - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    no recovery

    Heya, Rubes here for a review! I like the first line that sets the scene, it leads to greater imagery and creates an overall down mood of the poem. The ...

    YourFriendQuirks08
    YourFriendQuirks08 - 10 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Mystery / Suspense, Dramatic
    Hiding

    Heya, 1st of all, I really hope you're alright. My PM's are always open as well as my email if you want it. Let's get into this then, "A smile, ...

    YourFriendQuirks08
    YourFriendQuirks08 - 10 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Chapter 3 - The Gates

    Vic and her companions leave the Underworld to embark on the quest.

    FourLeafClover
    FourLeafClover - 11 hours ago
    12+


"The day, which was one of the first of spring, cheered even me by the loveliness of its sunshine and the balminess of the air. I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, revive within me. Half surprised by the novelty of these sensations, I allowed myself to be borne away by them, and forgetting my solitude and deformity, dared to be happy."
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein