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Literary Spotlight

I breathe brazenly
by whatchamacallit in Poetry » Narrative


the tragedy of all of us
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


Passover
by Haraya in Poetry » General


dedicated to the mother i never had
by chikara in Poetry » General


cruelty is genetic
by mellifera in Poetry » Other


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

    Oh hey I just got a notif for this YA!!! it's working now lol.

    Stellarjay
    Stellarjay - 16 minutes ago

  • Poetry » Narrative, General
    Thirteen

    Do you remember what it was like to be thirteen and the struggles that came with it?

    FireEyes
    FireEyes - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Culture, Realistic
    India

    Firstly, I love the fairly simple but very effective rhyming scheme that you have applied here and how each verse ties up together and each line corresponds with the other. ...

    illy7896
    illy7896 - 2 hours ago

  • Poetry » Culture, Spiritual
    Goodbye Forever World

    A poem about growing up in general and what it is to rebuild yourself and your own life.

    illy7896
    illy7896 - 2 hours ago
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  • Poetry » Dramatic, Lyrical
    Crusader

    This poem was something I literally just wrote. It's probably not my best work, and really bad. I don't really like it, but I wanted to give it a shot

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 3 hours ago

  • Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    The Sailor

    3 years ago, I took a class on Japanese poetry. This a haibun, which is a paragraph of prose and a haiku. It's really old, help me edit it and fix it!

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, Other
    The Greatest Risk of All

    Hello! My name is Via and I'm here for a review. So let's get started! POSITIVES: I love the repetition of the word "risk" to add emphasis to what points ...

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 4 hours ago

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

    First of all, I am new here so my review probably will not be of much literary use but I think that it's such a shame that no-one has noticed ...

    LizzAndTheNifflers
    LizzAndTheNifflers - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Science Fiction, Action / Adventure
    Set Adrift (Part 9 - The Even Dramaticer Conclusion)

    HohoHO!! Plume here, with a review! I'm super excited to dive into this piece. You already know how much I love your writing, and I'm so so hyped to see ...

    Plume
    Plume - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    Poison of the Heart

    Hello, I'm quite new and definitely not a professional at writing reviews but this short story intrigued me so much that I felt like I simply needed to discuss it. ...

    LizzAndTheNifflers
    LizzAndTheNifflers - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    Poison of the Heart

    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 story there...oh dear...definitel

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 5 hours ago

  • Forums » Writing Activities
    Child of the west

    The town Oari that was beautiful and was filled with love and hope in the west was now underattack by some unknown species. [MIDNIGHT 2:30] (PHONE'S RINGING) GUY: HELLO! This ...

    Knightdealer
    Knightdealer - 6 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 15

    “Nothing,” Grace mumbled picking up a scroll quickly hiding it behind her back while fidgeting on her feet.

    FlamingPhoenix
    FlamingPhoenix - 6 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Mystery / Suspense
    The Shenanigans of Ruby Oak and Her Crew: The Adventurer Association

    Hi LizzAndTheNifflers, Maiilce here with a short review! :D First of all, welcome to YWS! I hope you like it here. Let's get started right away: This is the first ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Other, Other
    key smashes are emotional

    The fact that you can take some simple keyboard gibberish and put it into some kind of context, and make it actually have emotion, is really impressive to me. This ...

    LizzAndTheNifflers
    LizzAndTheNifflers - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Other, Other
    key smashes are emotional

    The fact that you can take some simple keyboard gibberish and put it into some kind of context, and make it actually have emotion, is really impressive to me. This ...

    LizzAndTheNifflers
    LizzAndTheNifflers - 7 hours ago


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