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Literary Spotlight

intrusive thoughts
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


vomiting doubts
by 4revgreen in Poetry » Romantic


Supporting Characters Say
by Liminality in Poetry » General


My shoes
by BrokenHeartsAri in Poetry » General


the tragedy of all of us
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


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  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Mystery / Suspense
    The story of curse of a rose: Chapter 1

    first i could say about your poem is its a really cool poem its like a scary poem i like the poem is really good keep making poems like these ...

    Jason20
    Jason20 - 48 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Science, Dramatic
    genetically modified organisms

    That floored me. Just . . . Wow. My class probably thinks I'm insane. Don't mind the person laughing their head off in the corner of the google meet. XD ...

    LizzyTyler
    LizzyTyler - 48 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Romantic, General
    vomiting doubts

    Hi there 4revgreen! I'm just gonna jump straight into a review for you c: Overall impressions This is one of those poems where I find it starts kind of subtle ...

    whatchamacallit
    whatchamacallit - 53 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Mystery / Suspense
    The story of curse of a rose: Chapter 1

    This is a nice piece. I thought at the end she would heal the rose, but boy was I wrong. Next time I go near a rose I definitely will ...

    BEASTtheHUN
    BEASTtheHUN - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Lyrical
    As the Sun Rises

    first i would say is keep being who you are cause people love poetry and yours is pretty good keep doing poems like this. second i would say is i ...

    Jason20
    Jason20 - 1 hour ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    The Username Change Log

    My name use to be Jason20 but now i am Sadboyjay

    Jason20
    Jason20 - 1 hour ago

  • Short Story » Realistic, Other
    The Sea Knows

    Just a short story about a girl trying to find her way.

    RandomTalks
    RandomTalks - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Realistic, General
    King of the Court [Chapter 7]

    Hey there! Plume here, with a review! Ah! This chapter was so good! I loved how at the beginning, it had a slightly slower start, but then you really picked ...

    Plume
    Plume - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    Supporting Characters Say

    This poem is absolutely lovely!! It's very creative, and the way you use words is unique and beautiful. I have no criticisms to offer, just praise to give!! The scene ...

    waywardxwallflower
    waywardxwallflower - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Other
    New beginnings

    Hi, RandomTalks here for a quick review. Your story was short and sweet, but what I really like about it is that every word you used had an impact of ...

    RandomTalks
    RandomTalks - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    a day on the beach

    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 nice relaxing little story to ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 2 hours ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    What made you smile today?

    Today was the last meeting for my creative writing class. Part of the class session today involved sharing how the class has impacted us, and I decide to bring up ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 2 hours ago

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

    Sweet! I can't wait to read it today, @MomoMajesty. :) (Or whenever you're able to post!)

    Magebird
    Magebird - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    intrusive thoughts

    This...was just amazing. It was so creative. I loved the inconsistent rhythm of it. That seemed to make the poem super fun and interesting to read. The last line "who ...

    pineapple321
    pineapple321 - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Spiritual
    Between the Calm and the Storm lies Limbo

    Hi, BlueGlow! Wow...this was a great poem. You really illustrated what it's like to be stuck in your mind. You brought light to the good part and the negative parts ...

    pineapple321
    pineapple321 - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Other
    New beginnings

    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 : Hmm...was just randomly scanning and saw this little ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago


Poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just don't get - and never would get.
— Benjamin Alire Saenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe