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Literary Spotlight

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


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


Goodbye Forever World
by illy7896 in Poetry » Culture


The Block Button
by FireEyes in Poetry » Narrative


Conquest of Shadows Chapter 15
by FlamingPhoenix in Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure


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  • Reviews » Short Story » Narrative, Mystery / Suspense
    Meet the Family

    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 appears to be quite an interesting ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 23 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Culture, Realistic
    India

    Hey there Phil! It's a nice poem you've got here, but I'd like to tentatively point out that its accuracy is rather questionable, and as such a lot of non-Indians ...

    LittleLee
    LittleLee - 2 hours ago

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

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm here for a nice short review here...I see that the grammar and stuff has been taken care ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 2 hours ago

  • Forums » Poetry Discussion
    2021 NaPo Recap

    alliyah, i believe you forgot someone in your thank you section of the recap c: YOU!!!!! thank you so much for all the work that YOU put into this year's ...

    starlitmind
    starlitmind - 7 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Realistic, General
    King of the Court [Chapter 11]

    Chris begins to feel compressed by stress and pressure. Will he survive 'til the end of the game?

    Yoshikrab
    Yoshikrab - 7 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Forums » Writing Activities
    Word clouds

    Here's the 2021 NaPo thread titles in jammy colors! Here's a word cloud of my NaPo thread in the shape of a locust

    alliyah
    alliyah - 7 hours ago

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

    @AshlynPhoenix, it's not wrong at all. :P I already know Wren is going to say "particle collider" so many times that it's not going to sound like a word to ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 9 hours ago

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

    Hiya Ashlyn here for a review!! Before I dive into it though please know that this review is not intended to offend you or make your writing look bad. the ...

    AshlynPhoenix
    AshlynPhoenix - 10 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    The Storm

    This was great! I loved how well written it was! So first, I loved the symbolism of the sea, as well as the less obvious metaphor of the storm. The ...

    LizzyTyler
    LizzyTyler - 11 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, General
    My shoes

    Hey Ari! I'm here with a review. This is a really good poem! I'm so sorry for whatever you might be going through, and I am here for you. At ...

    MomoMajesty
    MomoMajesty - 11 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    the tragedy of all of us

    Hello! My name is Via and I'm here for a review. So let's get started! POSITIVES: Wow Wow Wow WOW. This is pure art right here. You are very very ...

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 12 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Science Fiction, General
    A Proverb Of Mankind

    Hello HJ Young! I wonder if you remember me from reviewing your poem, Of Mankind. I loved that previous poem and was deeply impressed by it. I'm in awe of ...

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 12 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    The Storm

    Hi Plume, Mailice here with a short review! :D This was an absolutely gripping story. It was so very well constructed from beginning to end and while reading it, it ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 12 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Mystery / Suspense
    The Shenanigans of Ruby Oak and Her Crew: The New Mission

    Ruby and her adventurer squad now need to head out to a brand new place and help Mrs. Persas find her son.

    LizzAndTheNifflers
    LizzAndTheNifflers - 13 hours ago
    E - Everyone Violence

  • Reviews » Poetry » Dramatic, General
    the tragedy of all of us

    Beautiful, chilling... "skeleton-peeking-through-skin-afternoons" Is an astonishingly strong, visceral image (I am a huge fan of creating really long nouns from dashes) I also love the way you begin t

    YellowSweater
    YellowSweater - 14 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    The Storm

    Excellent! This piece is engaging and evocative. I could feel the setting and it really helped me get inside the protagonist's head I really liked the cascade of effects: "It ...

    YellowSweater
    YellowSweater - 14 hours ago


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