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Literary Spotlight

Words of Color
by LizzyTyler in Poetry » Realistic


people that meant a little more
by Plume in Poetry » Romantic


Not Wet
by AnonymousRiceBall in Poetry » Dramatic


raising olive trees
by Arcticus in Poetry » General


The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 7
by felistia in Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure


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  • Poetry » Realistic, Narrative
    Hope amidst distress

    A poem written that portrays the little hope we still have amidst this cruel disease that's taking the world by storm.

    anne27
    anne27 - 4 minutes ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Dramatic
    Words of Color

    Hello! Z here with a quick review. All I can say is... wow. This is such a simple, yet powerful poem. I don't have grapheme-color synesthesia like you do, but ...

    Zthr34t
    Zthr34t - 57 minutes ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Politics
    CASE #926164

    A fantasy High Court that deals with people who have "misused their magical abilities"

    Wren Zorya
    Wren Zorya - 2 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Politics
    (DRAFT) Miscreants: Inauguration - Chapter 2.1

    Hey there! Plume here, with a review! I haven't read any of the previous chapters, but after reading this one, I might have to! I really enjoyed it a lot, ...

    Plume
    Plume - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 7

    I like this text. The fight scene is nice, I have been waiting for it, and I have not been disappointed. I like how each chapter builds on the other, ...

    BEASTtheHUN
    BEASTtheHUN - 3 hours ago

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

    They're angst buddies. :)

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Lyrical, Teen Fiction
    Cabin

    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 is quite an interesting little story. Definit

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Science Fiction, Realistic
    Unchained Dystopia

    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 was quite a big apocalypse there despite ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

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

    I will Also yay!! Rea is such a fun character to have around :D

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Reawakening of Hickory Grove [OOC]

    I had my suspicions. :P Edit: Oh, hey! New page. c:

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Mystery / Suspense
    Death has arrived

    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 is quite an interesting little prologue tha

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » General, General
    The Girl Playing Dress Up-Chapter 6

    Hey pineapple, Alice is here to give a short review! Whoa! You write so elegantly, your writing flow is perfect. As I have not read the starting chapter, I am ...

    ImaginativeAlice
    ImaginativeAlice - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Realistic
    Redeamed Chapter one 3.3

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm baaack to this story...spotted this little chapter and thought I would take a look...this definitely contin

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 6 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 14

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm back once more....let's see where this is headed then shall we?? Really excited to see where the ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 6 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Storybook Sanctuary
    A Voyage Among the Stars

    They continued running for what felt like hours, in all fairness it was probably only a couple of minutes, but it felt like an eternity running around the stuffy tunnel, ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, Teen Fiction
    Not Wet

    Hello, here for a quick review! Your poem was really lovely and it made me feel a lot of emotions all at once. I can feel this person's struggle to ...

    RandomTalks
    RandomTalks - 8 hours ago


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— William Shakespeare