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Literary Spotlight

The Chronicles of Carina: Legend of the Nanawars
by Yoshikrab in Short Story » Action / Adventure

What animals see
by Nicole136 in Poetry » General

Two Kinds of Rain
by MellyBourne in Poetry » Romantic

Prologue- A New Fairytale
by Ilium417 in Novel / Chapter » Fantasy

blushing with a shameful glow
by charlie4152 in Poetry » Realistic

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

    @EditorAndPerks I think you are up next with Hamish's post

    ImaginativeAlice - 11 minutes ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    The Beehive


    mellifera - 30 minutes ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Chess Skirmish [DT]

    I think that should be fine @QuoolQuo.

    Yoshikrab - 36 minutes ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 4

    His heart raced like a million fluttering wings. Maybe this was the one. Maybe they’d finally be able to get away from this hell on earth.

    felistia - 58 minutes ago

  • Poetry » Dramatic, General

    The feeling of everything you should have said but didn't burning a hole in your heart.

    NivedaJames22 - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Health, Lyrical
    Lost...TW: Depression/mental health theme

    Hi YourFriendQuirks08, Mailice here with a short review! :D Most of the poems I've read always have this underlying sadness or happiness in them, trying to make the reader either ...

    MailicedeNamedy - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    What animals see

    Hi there :D Quick typo or/and grammar mistakes list: They have come with there "with their" Pollution and machines There houses and roads again, "their houses" But now were are ...

    stygianmoon17 - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » General, General
    S.T.Z.A.H.S chap 4

    Hi illy7896 and Haileyg21! Mailice here with a short review! :D I just sat down and read through the rest of the chapters to be up to date and I ...

    MailicedeNamedy - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative

    Hi there :D Well that's one hell of a way to start a short story xD I want to write a bit of what I think about this short, having ...

    stygianmoon17 - 6 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    The Final Kingdom

    Hi TheFinalFighter32632, Mailice here with a short review! :D A very exciting story you present here, which I don't think needs much development plot-wise. Firstly, as it's only the first ...

    MailicedeNamedy - 7 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Horror, Mystery / Suspense
    Where the sky meets the Earth, part 1

    A game of one-man-hide and seek gone horribly wrong

    Stormbreaker - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 2

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm here....back to review this chapter as well...let's dive point waiting around...knowing just have sad this

    HarryHardy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Dramatic, General
    Everyone She Ever Loves Will Die - Chapter 2

    Hi CreativeUsername! Mailice here with a short review! :D First of all, please tag me when the next chapter comes out. I really like the story so far. I like ...

    MailicedeNamedy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fanfiction, Action / Adventure
    Avenger Interns. Chapter one

    Hey! First of all, I love the whole idea of an Avengers fanfic. This may just be the secret ingredient that will heal the world.

    NivedaJames22 - 10 hours ago

  • Poetry » Realistic, Dramatic
    Window panes and Covid-19

    A poem which I wrote due to this corona!! No, it's not depressing, I guess.

    ForeverYoung299 - 11 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    What animals see

    Hello! You two did a great job collabing! Here for a review!! This caught my attention as I have always wondered about the POV of each and every creatures and ...

    ForeverYoung299 - 12 hours ago

Don't aim at success--the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.
— Viktor E. Frankl