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Literary Spotlight

nostaligia i've kept under my bed
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


Goodbyes
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Realistic


All petals are about to fall
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Realistic


Lost time
by BrokenHeartsAri in Poetry » Romantic


Flower
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Literature


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  • Short Story » Fantasy, Literature
    A New Fairytale

    Prince Charming hates the world he was written in.

    Ilium417
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  • Short Story » Teen Fiction, Realistic
    Helpless Glows

    Rachel is kicked out of her home and finds herself lost in an unknown city.

    YourFriendQuirks08
    YourFriendQuirks08 -
    12+

  • Short Story » Teen Fiction, Romantic
    Too Long

    Olivia starts to worry about her lover, as she takes too long to arrive home.

    TrulyDeviousAngel
    TrulyDeviousAngel -
    12+

  • Short Story » General, Realistic
    Crippled

    A little interaction between a young journalist and an elderly lady, that leaves him with a thousand thoughts

    TheLazyass
    TheLazyass -
    E - Everyone

  • Short Story » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Home sweet home (kinda: pt2 Adventures five!

    Jolene has gotten home but it didn't go as she had planned, if you comment a quest you want the five to go on I will be trying to put it in, Bye! :)

    Sunflowerdemon3712
    Sunflowerdemon3712 -
    12+ Mature Content

  • Short Story » Fantasy, Dramatic
    The Theory of Relativity

    A local radio broadcaster sits at the edge of the universe and reflects.

    waywardxwallflower
    waywardxwallflower -
    12+

  • Short Story » Teen Fiction, Science Fiction
    The Wave

    Hailey is a teenager who lost everything in 2004, during the indian ocean tsunami. Now she is in Japan in 2011. What happens when the wave comes back

    majesticmaria2021
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    E - Everyone

  • Short Story » Dramatic, Mystery / Suspense
    Siren Song

    The beginning of a siren story I started writing a couple of years ago.

    WishIHadASword
    WishIHadASword -

  • Short Story » Humor, Narrative
    Corrupt Ghosts

    A humorous narrative of innocent, naive Ahmed's encounter with the corrupt ghost who didn't keep his part of the deal.

    NivedaJames22
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  • Short Story » Fantasy, General
    The 3 Little Pigs (Retelling) 1.

    A retelling of the 3 Little Pigs. If the big, bad wolf doesn't get them first, then homeowner's insurance surely will next.

    Dest
    Dest -
    E - Everyone

  • Short Story » Narrative, Realistic
    "Character"

    A flash fiction piece I submitted to a writing camp. A tiny sad lesbian scene, basically.

    Plume
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  • Short Story » Historical Fiction, Literature
    Junia

    Submitting 19th century based work to a contest so any review is really appreciated! 300 points will be donated to anyone who reviews too ;)

    TheClosetWriter
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    E - Everyone

  • Short Story » Fanfiction, Fantasy
    The Strange Gambit Declined: A What If.... Story

    Infinity War fan-fiction.

    MeherazulAzim16
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  • Short Story » Fantasy, Science Fiction
    Miracles

    The sequel to Dread. I hope you enjoy the next experience of Captain Armandus Drey.

    JamesPeterson
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    E - Everyone

  • Short Story » Horror, Supernatural
    A Peculiar Dream

    A story aiming to capture the confusing feel of dreams.

    BlueGlow
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