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Literary Spotlight

Words of Color
by LizzyTyler in Poetry » Realistic


people that meant a little more
by Plume in Poetry » Romantic


Not Wet
by AnonymousRiceBall in Poetry » Dramatic


raising olive trees
by Arcticus in Poetry » General


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


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  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Supernatural, Fantasy
    Ghosted [Chapter 5.1]

    Hi Magebird, Mailice here with a short review! :D Let's start with a few points that caught my eye: We just watched as the twilight hues of the sky above ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 3 minutes ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Valkyria + Mage's Unnamed Duo [OOC]

    Yes to donuts! The title is really stumping me, but the only thing I can think of is Dead End at... Something Street. It's so lame, but I've got nothing ...

    Valkyria
    Valkyria - 5 minutes ago

  • Forums » Writing Activities
    The "I wrote a poem, but don't need reviews" thread

    it's funny. i used to think it hurt that you never talk to me anymore -- but now i think it hurts more to let your sly smile and whimsical ...

    Carina
    Carina - 7 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Other » Realistic, Health
    To my worst emotions ever felt

    Wow! I love this, you've spoken to me very deeply and put into words what I could not. You're not alone in these feelings, in having them show up at ...

    Wren Zorya
    Wren Zorya - 10 minutes ago

  • Poetry » Realistic, Narrative
    Hope amidst distress

    A poem written that portrays the little hope we still have amidst this cruel disease that's taking the world by storm.

    anne27
    anne27 - 16 minutes ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Dramatic
    Words of Color

    Hello! Z here with a quick review. All I can say is... wow. This is such a simple, yet powerful poem. I don't have grapheme-color synesthesia like you do, but ...

    Zthr34t
    Zthr34t - 1 hour ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Politics
    CASE #926164

    A fantasy High Court that deals with people who have "misused their magical abilities"

    Wren Zorya
    Wren Zorya - 2 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Politics
    (DRAFT) Miscreants: Inauguration - Chapter 2.1

    Hey there! Plume here, with a review! I haven't read any of the previous chapters, but after reading this one, I might have to! I really enjoyed it a lot, ...

    Plume
    Plume - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 7

    I like this text. The fight scene is nice, I have been waiting for it, and I have not been disappointed. I like how each chapter builds on the other, ...

    BEASTtheHUN
    BEASTtheHUN - 3 hours ago

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

    They're angst buddies. :)

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Lyrical, Teen Fiction
    Cabin

    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 is quite an interesting little story. Definit

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Science Fiction, Realistic
    Unchained Dystopia

    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...that was quite a big apocalypse there despite ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

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

    I will Also yay!! Rea is such a fun character to have around :D

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

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

    I had my suspicions. :P Edit: Oh, hey! New page. c:

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Mystery / Suspense
    Death has arrived

    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 is quite an interesting little prologue tha

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » General, General
    The Girl Playing Dress Up-Chapter 6

    Hey pineapple, Alice is here to give a short review! Whoa! You write so elegantly, your writing flow is perfect. As I have not read the starting chapter, I am ...

    ImaginativeAlice
    ImaginativeAlice - 5 hours ago


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