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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 » 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 - 34 seconds 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 - 4 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 - 6 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 - 17 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 - 30 minutes ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Pomegranate Songs

    Arcticus
    Arcticus - 35 minutes 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 - 43 minutes 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 - 49 minutes 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour 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 - 2 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

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

    Do it do it do it-

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Dramatic
    Words of Color

    Hey, Lizzy! (Is it okay if I call you Lizzy? I’m sorry if it’s not, it won’t happen again if it’s bad *sweats*) I just wanted to review this poem. ...

    JoyDark
    JoyDark - 3 hours ago


Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
— Danish proverb