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Literary Spotlight

raising olive trees
by Arcticus in Poetry » General


Not Wet
by AnonymousRiceBall in Poetry » Dramatic


Conquest of Shadows Chapter 16
by FlamingPhoenix in Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure


Words of Color
by LizzyTyler in Poetry » Realistic


The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 7
by felistia in Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure


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  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Dramatic
    Words of Color

    Hello! A short-and-sweet type poem where every word has significance in it. You don't sprinkle in adjectives where they are not necessary, nor do you stay so simple that no ...

    legendarycomputerpoetry
    legendarycomputerpoetry - 6 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, Teen Fiction
    Not Wet

    Hello! First, this poem is organized neatly. Sometimes authors employ a stylistic device to alter the stanzas and the text in them, but there was no need here to! As ...

    legendarycomputerpoetry
    legendarycomputerpoetry - 13 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Supernatural
    Gila monsters part 1

    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 really interesting idea...its go

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 30 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Narrative
    Little boy Mello

    Hey there! Plume here, with a review! I really enjoyed this little piece! I think it has a really nice lighthearted feel to it. I love the repetition at the ...

    Plume
    Plume - 33 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    The art of letting go

    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 was quite a deep story despite being ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 35 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, Realistic
    these fairytales aren't the same

    Hi chikara! I had to pause between reading this poem and starting this review because dang . This poem was absolutely amazing! It feels like you found the sweet spot ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 46 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Other, General
    cruelty is genetic

    Hi mel, It's been a little bit since I last reviewed poetry, so I apologize in advance if this review is a little rough. But this poem really resonated with ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 59 minutes ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Pomegranate Songs

    Arcticus
    Arcticus - 1 hour ago

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

    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 : OKay....here I am...back to looking at one of ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 13

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm baaaaack...finally...gonna try and catch right up to the last bit now...hopefully that won't take more than

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Narrative
    Little boy Mello

    Hi there! Overall, I think this piece succeeds in being both narrative and lyrical. I find this a fun and whimsical poem to read, and nevertheless it manages to send ...

    Liminality
    Liminality - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 5

    Hi FlamingPhoenix, Mailice back with a short review! :D The nimble branch jumped back, hitting him in the ankle, causing a shrill yelp of pain to irrupt from his mouth, ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 2 hours ago

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

    Aaand posted!! Did I just use the A Day Off story's planned ending as an example in this story? Its more likely than you think.

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

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

    Here's my guy! I haven't written him all that much before, so I'm excited to see how he develops as a character during this roleplay~ Rune: He's somewhere in his ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Reawakening of Hickory Grove [OOC]

    I think I might be free this upcoming Friday! One of my relatives is off from work this week, and I know my dad and I are planning on hanging ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Into the Saeverse [OOC]

    Same! I think we have a really chaotic/disastrous batch of characters on our hands. Since it's just our characters in the meeting right now, I had a really fun idea ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago


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