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Literary Spotlight

raising olive trees
by Arcticus in Poetry » General


Not Wet
by AnonymousRiceBall in Poetry » Dramatic


Conquest of Shadows Chapter 16
by FlamingPhoenix in Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure


Words of Color
by LizzyTyler in Poetry » Realistic


The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 7
by felistia in Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure


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  • Reviews » Poetry » Other, General
    cruelty is genetic

    Hi mel, It's been a little bit since I last reviewed poetry, so I apologize in advance if this review is a little rough. But this poem really resonated with ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 7 minutes ago

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    Pomegranate Songs

    Arcticus
    Arcticus - 12 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Dramatic, Action / Adventure
    The Civil War - Prologue: The Beginning of the End

    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 : OKay....here I am...back to looking at one of ...

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 20 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 13

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Night(whichever one it is in your part of the world), Hi! I'm baaaaack...finally...gonna try and catch right up to the last bit now...hopefully that won't take more than

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 26 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Narrative
    Little boy Mello

    Hi there! Overall, I think this piece succeeds in being both narrative and lyrical. I find this a fun and whimsical poem to read, and nevertheless it manages to send ...

    Liminality
    Liminality - 44 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 5

    Hi FlamingPhoenix, Mailice back with a short review! :D The nimble branch jumped back, hitting him in the ankle, causing a shrill yelp of pain to irrupt from his mouth, ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 44 minutes ago

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

    Aaand posted!! Did I just use the A Day Off story's planned ending as an example in this story? Its more likely than you think.

    HarryHardy
    HarryHardy - 2 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Land of the Eternally Bound [OOC]

    Here's my guy! I haven't written him all that much before, so I'm excited to see how he develops as a character during this roleplay~ Rune: He's somewhere in his ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 2 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Reawakening of Hickory Grove [OOC]

    I think I might be free this upcoming Friday! One of my relatives is off from work this week, and I know my dad and I are planning on hanging ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

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

    Same! I think we have a really chaotic/disastrous batch of characters on our hands. Since it's just our characters in the meeting right now, I had a really fun idea ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Tempest's Eyes [OOC]

    Do it do it do it-

    Magebird
    Magebird - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Realistic, Dramatic
    Words of Color

    Hey, Lizzy! (Is it okay if I call you Lizzy? I’m sorry if it’s not, it won’t happen again if it’s bad *sweats*) I just wanted to review this poem. ...

    JoyDark
    JoyDark - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    On Wings of Fire: Chapter 5

    Hi Mea, Mailice here with a short review! :D I'm at a point in the story now where I want to briefly mention how much I like the plot. I ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 4 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Fantasy
    The Quest for Fire - Into the Mists - Chapter 7

    ​The Shyfu had it beak like jaws buried into the deer Zoltar had seen earlier and was gulping down chunks of flesh.

    felistia
    felistia - 5 hours ago
    Violence

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 4

    Hi Flaming Phoenix, Mailice here with a short review! :D Let's start right away, what I noticed while reading: Not having much to go on he figured he should follow ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 3

    Hi FlamingPhoenix, Mailice here with a short review! :D I like how your introduction in the first paragraph directly indirectly (:D) refers to the previous chapter and how you manage ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 5 hours ago


An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that life's going to launch you into something great, so just focus and keep aiming.
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