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Literary Spotlight

what to do when the trauma piles up
by AtlasWut in Poetry » General


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


10 Reasons why it ended that way
by stygianmoon17 in Poetry » Realistic


traffic
by AtlasWut in Poetry » Romantic


The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 6
by felistia in Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure


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  • Short Story » Realistic, Fantasy
    Escape

    We all have an escape

    BlueGlow
    BlueGlow - 12 minutes ago

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

    Yay!! I will join all of them Yup sounds like a plan...I wrote up the boys getting ready to flame on...its time for the fight in the next couple of ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 40 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    My shoes

    This is an incredibly dark poem but I think you conveyed your point quite well. There are people out there who are unable to trust others and communicate their problems, ...

    BlueGlow
    BlueGlow - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Humor
    The Many Gifts of Malia--Part 24: "The Announcement"

    Hey there! Plume here, with a review! Oh my goodness, this section was brilliant . I love Charax's "that's my WIFE" energy in it. They're so cute and powerful together, ...

    Plume
    Plume - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    America the Land of the Free

    This is an excellent poem! I could see this in a book of folk poems. I love the tie in of the hammer and sycle as a way to symbolize ...

    BlueGlow
    BlueGlow - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Health
    Gone

    Good lord this story was incredibly well written and emotional. The ending was a shock and that was a fantastic way to leave an impression. Shock value. I think many ...

    BlueGlow
    BlueGlow - 2 hours ago

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

    I love that plan, @TheMythMaster! That's usually how my characters sneak into places, so I definitely approve. Feel free to get your post up whenever you're free! @HarryHardy, actual Susie ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Romantic, General
    Falling in Tachycardia

    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 sweet little story. Its ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 5 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    College in New Rome DT

    Soo....who's going next?

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Horror, Literature
    Him

    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 powerful little story here...you

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 5 hours ago

  • Poetry » General, General
    My shoes

    Ummm it's been a while but yea....so just bare with me

    BrokenHeartsAri
    BrokenHeartsAri - 6 hours ago
    12+

  • Reviews » Short Story » Humor, Dramatic
    Vladimir, the boy with six fingers

    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 fun little story. I ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Health
    Gone

    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 ended badly...oh well...quite a depressing st

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    I tipped my cup of coffee

    First of all, lemme just say I love your formatting! It looks SOO COOL!! I've heard of poets that paint pictures with their words, but your poem is like a ...

    NivedaJames22
    NivedaJames22 - 10 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Humor
    The Many Gifts of Malia--Part 24: "The Announcement"

    In which Charax and Malia have some fun

    dragonfphoenix
    dragonfphoenix - 10 hours ago
    16+ Language

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Health
    Gone

    Oh, wow. A story of loss from the perspective of a mother isn't something I see too often. It's also uncommon to have a short story with suicidal themes that ...

    blueca
    blueca - 11 hours ago


If it wasn't for poetry, I couldn't express myself.
— Rosendorn