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Literary Spotlight

I breathe brazenly
by whatchamacallit in Poetry » Narrative


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


cruelty is genetic
by mellifera in Poetry » Other


Escape
by BlueGlow in Short Story » Realistic


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


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

    Name: Alissa Keystorn Gender: Female {she/her} Superpower: Shape-shifting, but only into small animals. Appearance {animal}: She usually appears as a bird of some kind, but she can turn into other ...

    MomoMajesty
    MomoMajesty - 24 minutes ago

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    MomoMajesty
    MomoMajesty - 27 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Teen Fiction, Romantic
    clouded part one

    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 fun little story here...well...not ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 52 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    On Wings of Fire: Chapter 9, Part 1

    Hi Mea, Mailice here with a short review! :D I've noticed the title in the Green Room for a while now and have to say that I like it a ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 60 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Fantasy, Dramatic
    The Glass Coffin

    Ooh, this looks like a super neat story, and I'd love to check it out! ^_^ I remember reading your other story and enjoying it very much, so that makes ...

    starlitmind
    starlitmind - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Other
    Hospitality

    Hiya quitecontrary! The first thing that hit me when reading this poem was the richness of the imagery. Even the first line starts off very strong with these intense, extreme ...

    Liminality
    Liminality - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Dramatic
    Reverence

    I love the concept described in this poem. It's very intriguing and thought-provoking. I never thought of things from this point of view before I read this poem. The title ...

    Phillauthet
    Phillauthet - 2 hours ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Lia Ann Writing Thread... thingie

    So I’ve come up with three fantasy schools... generally speaking. One is a school for Elementalists. One is a school for the unnaturally gifted... or in this case, cursed. And ...

    JoyDark
    JoyDark - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    The Sailor

    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 really interesting little story here. ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 4 hours ago

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

    Me too :D Oh yup...well I think I set up the end of the fight here... also made it focus its full attention on Mage so that he can finish ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Realistic
    The Old Beech Tree

    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 quite a story. Very sad there ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 6 hours ago

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    carina's snoodelie doodleies

    ever just... get weirdly hyperfocused on some hobbies cuz dat me with drawing this past month so yes HERE COMES A DUMP first is my boi elias living his best ...

    Carina
    Carina - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Romantic, Narrative
    Project Oblivious - Ch 3

    Hi Book_Dragon, Mailice back with a short review! :D The next day, I'm still thinking about the library as I leave for school. Specifically, I'm remembering when I met that ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Romantic, Humor
    Project Oblivious - Ch 2

    Hi Book_Dragon, Mailice here with a short review! :D I really like the way you change the chapter, and that we now experience the story from the boy's point of ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Romantic, Humor
    Project Oblivious

    Hi Book_Dragon, Mailice here with a short review! :D I smile to myself as I step into the teen section of the public library. I'm immediately relaxed, my shoulders dropping ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Other
    Running

    Hi VioletFantasy, Mailice here with a short review! :D The story is a bit older, but I found the title and the description very interesting and wanted to read through ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 8 hours ago


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