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


The Crepe and the Pancake
by NivedaJames22 in Poetry » Humor


numb
by MomoMajesty in Poetry » Realistic


Signs of time
by ForeverYoung299 in Poetry » Satire


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


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  • Novel / Chapter » Mystery / Suspense, Science Fiction
    The Killings of Nathaniel Rake. Chapter 1

    Professional Ace Detective Scott Walker gets pitted against a twist of morality, punishment, and truth in this epic detective fiction story. Same DoD.

    YOUKNOWWHO
    YOUKNOWWHO - 11 minutes ago
    16+ Language Violence Mature Content

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Narrative, Teen Fiction
    The Story Of An Introvert-3

    Hello! Here for a review! This is longer than the other two and I guess it will be better this time. One thing I forgot to say is you can ...

    ForeverYoung299
    ForeverYoung299 - 20 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Dramatic
    Reverence

    This was a wonderful piece to read through. If someone read it as a collection of poems instead of a single piece of work, oh, would they miss that peak ...

    Otterpop
    Otterpop - 25 minutes ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Mystery / Suspense, Literature
    Longing of a Maiden Rose: Ch. IV: The Town in No Mans Land 3

    End of the chapter, where Claire makes a decision that will change her life. (Word Count: 2163; wanted to add this, so Ch. IV is finished.)

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 36 minutes ago
    12+

  • Novel / Chapter » Supernatural, Action / Adventure
    Awakening Chapter 2: Burn

    Blake once again encounters a spirit.....but something else also lurks nearby.

    Otterpop
    Otterpop - 47 minutes ago
    12+

  • Poetry » Lyrical, Dramatic
    Reverence

    When the whole world reveres the dead, what reason is their for me to stay alive?

    NivedaJames22
    NivedaJames22 - 52 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Humor, Dramatic
    The Enchanted Book

    Hello there! I'm not exactly sure how to review this, but AI generated reviews should totally become a thing one day ~ that day isn't today though because I can ...

    chikara
    chikara - 55 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Teen Fiction, Horror
    These Long Five Nights (Chapter 2 - Move)

    Leaving it on a cliffhanger? Preposterous! No, I'm kidding. How could you NOT leave it on a cliffhanger? And a cliffhanger like that as well! All jokes aside, this seemed ...

    Otterpop
    Otterpop - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Prophecy of Thieves [chapter 12.1]

    Hey mordax! I am wayyyyy later with this review then I hoped....sorry about that. It was pretty crazy with Easter break and all...but I’m here now! The prince’s plan—which he ...

    Honora
    Honora - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Dramatic
    The Arisen - Chapter 2

    hi, just like the last one, this is an amazing chapter! it’s only the 2nd, but I can’t believe how much of an amazing job you did. :) it shows ...

    PaigeFantasy
    PaigeFantasy - 1 hour ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Dramatic
    The Arisen - Chapter 2

    Asmodeus hears something he shouldn't have heard.

    Ducklinstories
    Ducklinstories - 1 hour ago
    12+

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Teen Fiction, Horror
    These Long Five Nights (Chapter 1 - Shifts)

    Fanfiction isn't typically my thing, but I can never say no to FNaF! You clearly are a fan to get a bunch of the little details from the canon, such ...

    Otterpop
    Otterpop - 1 hour ago

  • Forums » Art & Photography
    chi's chaart

    Not sure what happened to their face, but at least the shirt is smiling ~

    chikara
    chikara - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Teen Fiction, Narrative
    The Story Of An Introvert-4

    Hi NivedaJames22, Mailice here with a short review! :D I'll start straight away with things I noticed while reading: The boy sitting next to her was nervously chewing the tip ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Other » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 10

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm here to review the next promised, just one day later...okay...lemme get on with it. First Impression : ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, Realistic
    Highlights of the day

    One of the strongest aspects of this poem is that it is so terribly relatable. As I take physics and carry out a lot of the patterns described in these ...

    TheClosetWriter
    TheClosetWriter - 3 hours ago


I want to shake off the dust of this one-horse town. I want to explore the world. I want to watch TV in a different time zone. I want to visit strange, exotic malls...I want to live, Marge! Won't you let me live?
— Homer Simpson