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Literary Spotlight

intrusive thoughts
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


vomiting doubts
by 4revgreen in Poetry » Romantic


My shoes
by BrokenHeartsAri in Poetry » General


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


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank
by aooborromeo in Poetry » Lyrical


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  • 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 - 7 minutes 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 - 16 minutes 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 - 23 minutes 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 - 30 minutes 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 - 54 minutes 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 - 1 hour 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 - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    Supporting Characters Say

    Hi, Liminality! I really liked this poem! It was very creative and interesting to read. I liked how you seemed to bring light to supporting characters. I feel like they ...

    pineapple321
    pineapple321 - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    intrusive thoughts

    Wow. Just . . . Wow. That was incredible. I loved the pure, mess of words that came out and flowed together to become this tangle of emotions. That was ...

    LizzyTyler
    LizzyTyler - 1 hour ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    May Haiku Collection Submission Thread

    Hi[/center], I’m HJYoung. I am 13 years old, and I like nerd stuff. I like contemplating about the most mundane things, such as the walking contradiction known as mankind. The ...

    HJYoung
    HJYoung - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    Leaving (Writing Challenge 3/6)

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm Knight Hardy here on a mission to ensure that all works on YWS has at least two ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    Before The Dragon - Chapter 29.2

    I'm first?!?!! @TheScribe where are you? Aerik was delighted by Derik’s letter Of course he was! I would have made him talk about the dragon first though, considering he's already ...

    IcyFlame
    IcyFlame - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    Before The Dragon - Chapter 29.1

    Guess who's back, back again... Icy's back...xD What could she even ask Derik that would convince her that it was really him answering her letter? If Aerik knew Derik’s tone ...

    IcyFlame
    IcyFlame - 4 hours ago

  • Short Story » Realistic, Other
    New beginnings

    About a time on a trampoline.

    slubbs24
    slubbs24 - 8 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Supernatural
    The Beginning of All

    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 : Oooh now that looks like its quite an ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 8 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Final Ride {OOC}

    @Overwatchful Oh, lol, I had put that in there before but when I revised I accidentally removed it. :P

    JamesPeterson
    JamesPeterson - 10 hours ago


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
— Mark Twain