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love letter to [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
by alliyah in Poetry » Romantic


nostaligia i've kept under my bed
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


numb
by MomoMajesty in Poetry » Realistic


Lost time
by BrokenHeartsAri in Poetry » Romantic


Signs of time
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Satire


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    The Descent Discussion Topic

    Nice! Cant wait to see it

    JamesPeterson
    JamesPeterson - 23 minutes ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Melent Forest RP OOC

    @Magebird It's my favorite one to use I can get the link if you like ^^

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    The Girl Playing Dress Up-Chapter 5

    The Interview

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    Signs of time

    Heyo! Ilium here for a review! This poem had a really interesting concept, one that I relate to a lot. I go a classical education school so we look more ...

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    kath(art)ic pain-things

    ((a work in progress)) yes, i still placed my signature because im that paranoid

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    Hall of fame

    Yesn't and Noes With all sincerity, this is my absolute favorite line^ I actually really liked the transition between the first and second stanza, and "stars starring / staring at ...

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    Tuesday

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    Tuesday

    If Tuesday was a person

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    The star and the dead

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  • Short Story » Humor, Dramatic
    The Enchanted Book

    An AI-generated crackhead story!!

    piyaliarchives
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    Emotion

    Hey there! Saw this poem in the green room, and I would love to leave a review for you c: Ooh , you most definitely do not suck at poetry ...

    starlitmind
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    Art and photography

    These are my pictures and sketchs, that I have done recently tell me what you think

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    Emotion

    Heyyy stygianmoon17 here for a review :D Oh wow. I've never seen someone so perfectly describe what it's like to have so many things to say, but so little words ...

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    Sunrise After the Rain

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    hannah0528
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    nostaligia i've kept under my bed

    Hello @MomoMajesty and @chikara! hannah0528 here for a review. Hope it is helpful! Grows: This was really, really good and a pleasure to read but I noticed that you spaced ...

    hannah0528
    hannah0528 - 8 hours ago

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    MomoMajesty
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Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
— William S. Burroughs