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Standing up
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Live Like Legends
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  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, General
    Children of the River: Chapter 1 (Part 1)

    I love the descriptions you used for the fire, and the streets. You did a really good job setting the mood. "My mom used to say names held power, stories, ...

    Ave38
    Ave38 - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Fantasy, General
    The Echoes

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm Knight Hardy here on a mission to ensure that all works on YWS has at least two ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Spiritual, Fantasy
    How Halley's Comet Came To Be

    This. Is. Perfection. The fact that you used such a charming story to convey such a beautiful message is really the strong point of this piece! In the beginning, we ...

    Euphoria8
    Euphoria8 - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    Modern-Day Medusa

    This was a truly heart-rending piece. I was hooked since I read the opening note and throughout the story I felt so many emotions which finally culminated into warmth, joy ...

    Euphoria8
    Euphoria8 - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Prince of Silk: Chapter IV - Excuse Slip

    Hiiiii!! I like how everything is starting to come together now! We've been introduced to Daishan now and his friends, Zary and Saviel! Your desciptions were spot on! I loved ...

    Euphoria8
    Euphoria8 - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Mystery / Suspense, General
    Winter

    Hey, Euphoria here! I enjoyed this poem so much! I like that you haven't written about winter itself, but rather, the transition from fall to winter! One thing I love ...

    Euphoria8
    Euphoria8 - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Article / Essay » General, General
    Application Essay

    Hola! Here to conquer your words & polish your thoughts. I love this essay! I too share the same interest but with a different book. I haven't really read Hunger ...

    ChrisDixon
    ChrisDixon - 12 hours ago

  • Reviews » Article / Essay » Politics, Other
    YWS Polling Survey Results

    Not a review, more of a comment. 1) I think you posted this in the debate forum? That’s where I found it. I don’t know how many active users go ...

    niteowl
    niteowl - 13 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Fantasy, Historical Fiction
    World War One and the Romanovs, According to Sinestra

    Hi Vil! This is a really fun retelling of history. It sounds to me like the beginning of a novel told by a sassy narrator. There are a couple of ...

    Nymeria
    Nymeria - 15 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Children with Stars in their Veins (Chapter 50)

    I can't believe you did this to me. D: I mean I can, but... imma brb. [ walks away ] hello i am back So this was full of feels ...

    JabberHut
    JabberHut - 15 hours ago

  • Reviews » Art » Teen Fiction, Realistic
    Atelophobia - Prologue

    Wow! This piece was absolutely amazing. You did a great job building tension, especially with a topic that isn’t about life or death or love. It’s a relatively simple piece, ...

    Em16
    Em16 - 18 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Mystery / Suspense, General
    Winter

    First off, I love the use of the word azure! It’s so interesting and fun, quite a contrast to the bland “blue” usually used in describing the sky. I also ...

    Em16
    Em16 - 18 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Literature, General
    The Old Gods

    I love how you portray Ares in this. It's the way ancient Greeks actually viewed him. Like, nowadays people see him as this warmongering psychopath who just want endless war, ...

    cidrianwritersguild
    cidrianwritersguild - 18 hours ago

  • Reviews » Article / Essay » Politics, Other
    YWS Polling Survey Results

    Hey Vil, Morri here to review your piece. The first thing I noticed about this piece is that it's extremely biased. Reading through RavenLord's review, I think that they could ...

    Morrigan
    Morrigan - 19 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Narrative
    I could have helped

    I loved how the narrator is talking to me because it feels so personal. You did such a good job of portraying the tension and awkward silence. The silent taboo ...

    julia002
    julia002 - 19 hours ago


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