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Literary Spotlight

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


Two Kinds of Rain
by MellyBourne in Poetry » Romantic


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


What animals see
by Nicole136 in Poetry » General


blushing with a shameful glow
by charlie4152 in Poetry » Realistic


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  • 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
    MailicedeNamedy - 58 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    Scarecrow

    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
    stygianmoon17 - 2 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
    MailicedeNamedy - 2 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
    Stormbreaker - 2 hours ago
    12+

  • 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
    HarryHardy - 3 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
    MailicedeNamedy - 3 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    The Beehive

    HEY I WROTE SOMETHING TODAY I sat down after d&d tonight and I was like "I will continue homework because I have to" and then I Did Not do that ...

    mellifera
    mellifera - 5 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
    NivedaJames22 - 5 hours ago

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

    While the king’s being sorted out should I post the white knight post since I have it ready or would it be better to wait?

    QuoolQuo
    QuoolQuo - 7 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
    ForeverYoung299 - 7 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
    ForeverYoung299 - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Dramatic, Romantic
    The Girl Playing Dress Up-Chapter 1

    Hiii! Here to write a quick review =) First of all, I love how this chapter came out, it's not too long and boring but it's also not too rushed. ...

    HarleyNoir1
    HarleyNoir1 - 9 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Sisterhood Syndicate [OOC]

    OH I LOVE THAT! And I think case-by-case basis sounds about right. There are definitely some non-powered villains who'd probably do okay, like Gaston because he's swole, an excellent hunter, ...

    Nyla
    Nyla - 9 hours ago

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

    This fanfiction takes place after Thor Ragnorok, and the events of infinity war and endgame will never happen

    LadyMysterio
    LadyMysterio - 9 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Undead Infection [OOC]

    That meme is absolutely beautiful and now I'm adding "getting an assault vehicle" into my plans for this roleplay. >> watch it be that school bus from the very start ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 10 hours ago

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

    @Europa Sorry about that...I thought I had filled it in. I've done it now.

    NivedaJames22
    NivedaJames22 - 11 hours ago


I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
— Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom