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    Join the poets of YWS this April in celebrating all things poetry! The "Classic Challenge" is 30 poems in 30 days - will you take the challenge?
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Literary Spotlight

quiet hello, quiet goodbye
by alliyah in Poetry » Narrative


i found my true love in a youtube ad
by starlitmind in Poetry » Humor


Don't forget
by Sunflowerdemon3712 in Poetry » Realistic


Wind
by Ignorance in Poetry » Narrative


Late Night Drive
by Haraya in Poetry » General


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  • Forums » Lounge, The
    Featured Member April 20 - May 4: chikara

    YOU DESERVE IT CHI!

    FireEyes
    FireEyes - 2 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Dramatic
    Handcuffs

    I can't begin to express how incredible this piece is. The notion of being limited by youth in a suffering world is such an original idea to write about. Additionally, ...

    TheClosetWriter
    TheClosetWriter - 26 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    Will

    This was a really sweet poem with a really sweet ending to it as well. The last two lines were so beautiful in the way that they were not only ...

    illy7896
    illy7896 - 59 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Romantic, Fantasy
    youth

    I loved the style of this poem and the imagery that you have included. It seems to be a generalisation of youth and opportunity, however, it delves into so much ...

    illy7896
    illy7896 - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    The Mountain (4)

    Hi again! ^^ I see the 3rd part of this already has a nice review on it, so I believe anything I can say there has already been mentioned. I ...

    Zenaida
    Zenaida - 2 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Wayfarers [OOC]

    Posted! I hope it's okay if I wrote a little swear. I'll be glad to delete it if not :)

    Valkyria
    Valkyria - 2 hours ago

  • Short Story » Realistic, Dramatic
    Handcuffs

    Can you imagine the world on fire and not being able to fix it?

    Ilium417
    Ilium417 - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fanfiction, Dramatic
    The Augury of RiverClan - Chapter 3.1

    Hey there! Plume back again, here with another review! Ooh wow. I really loved reading this section! Something about the way you write is just so engaging. (I know I ...

    Plume
    Plume - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Teen Fiction, Romantic
    Too Long

    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 a really fun little story ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 5 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Hey-Day Capriccio [OOC]

    That's okay, @Yoshikrab! I love how Amber's first reaction was to poke the glowing red eyes. :P Also, I posted! I described my new character in my post, but here's ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 6 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Sisterhood Syndicate [OOC]

    YES x1000. Hans with fire powers must happen. An Elsa/Hans, ice-vs-fire showdown is something I didn't realize I needed until this moment, but now I have to have it. It ...

    Nyla
    Nyla - 10 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Narrative, General
    Why do I fear it?

    Hello! Haraya here with a review! First of all, I don't think I can fully critique all the details in this poem so I'll just emphasize on word choice and ...

    Haraya
    Haraya - 10 hours ago

  • Forums » Squills - The YWS News
    Squills 4/4/21 - 4/25/21

    SUBSCRIBERS written by SquillsBot < PM: envelope > Find an enspoiler-ed a list of our subscribers! @SquillsBot • @Carina •@ShadowVyper • @ArcticMonkey • @Hannah • @KingLucifer • @Caesar

    SquillsBot
    SquillsBot - 11 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    surely there is nothing easier than for me to imagine trees

    Hello there! Haraya here with a review! Before everything, just a heads up, I think I tend to be blunt with my reviews, though I try not to be harsh. ...

    Haraya
    Haraya - 11 hours ago

  • Poetry » Fantasy, Supernatural
    The Red Lily

    A short poem about a white lily in a red meadow.

    KassandraRose
    KassandraRose - 12 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Poetry » Fantasy, Lyrical
    PERSEPHONE

    I really like the poem. It’s a different style from other poems and I really like that. The lines are short and sweet and are open for interpretation. The imagery ...

    KassandraRose
    KassandraRose - 12 hours ago


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