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I breathe brazenly
by whatchamacallit in Poetry » Narrative

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

by Haraya in Poetry » General

dedicated to the mother i never had
by chikara in Poetry » General

cruelty is genetic
by mellifera in Poetry » Other

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  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Descent Discussion Topic

    Okay thanks! :DD Also, I have a few questions: 1. Would people still say "darn" or "oh shoot"? 2. Are there hoverboards? Would they be a less expensive form of ...

    Spearmint - 8 minutes ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    Across The Ocean OOC

    Oh hey I just got a notif for this YA!!! it's working now lol.

    Stellarjay - 34 minutes ago

  • Poetry » Narrative, General

    Do you remember what it was like to be thirteen and the struggles that came with it?

    FireEyes - 1 hour ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Culture, Realistic

    Firstly, I love the fairly simple but very effective rhyming scheme that you have applied here and how each verse ties up together and each line corresponds with the other. ...

    illy7896 - 2 hours ago

  • Poetry » Culture, Spiritual
    Goodbye Forever World

    A poem about growing up in general and what it is to rebuild yourself and your own life.

    illy7896 - 2 hours ago
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  • Poetry » Dramatic, Lyrical

    This poem was something I literally just wrote. It's probably not my best work, and really bad. I don't really like it, but I wanted to give it a shot

    aooborromeo - 3 hours ago

  • Short Story » Dramatic, Narrative
    The Sailor

    3 years ago, I took a class on Japanese poetry. This a haibun, which is a paragraph of prose and a haiku. It's really old, help me edit it and fix it!

    aooborromeo - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » General, Other
    The Greatest Risk of All

    Hello! My name is Via and I'm here for a review. So let's get started! POSITIVES: I love the repetition of the word "risk" to add emphasis to what points ...

    aooborromeo - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Lyrical, Narrative
    The Weight of My World In Words

    First of all, I am new here so my review probably will not be of much literary use but I think that it's such a shame that no-one has noticed ...

    LizzAndTheNifflers - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Science Fiction, Action / Adventure
    Set Adrift (Part 9 - The Even Dramaticer Conclusion)

    HohoHO!! Plume here, with a review! I'm super excited to dive into this piece. You already know how much I love your writing, and I'm so so hyped to see ...

    Plume - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    Poison of the Heart

    Hello, I'm quite new and definitely not a professional at writing reviews but this short story intrigued me so much that I felt like I simply needed to discuss it. ...

    LizzAndTheNifflers - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » General, General
    Poison of the Heart

    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 there...oh dear...definitel

    HarryHardy - 6 hours ago

  • Forums » Writing Activities
    Child of the west

    The town Oari that was beautiful and was filled with love and hope in the west was now underattack by some unknown species. [MIDNIGHT 2:30] (PHONE'S RINGING) GUY: HELLO! This ...

    Knightdealer - 6 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 15

    “Nothing,” Grace mumbled picking up a scroll quickly hiding it behind her back while fidgeting on her feet.

    FlamingPhoenix - 6 hours ago
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  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Mystery / Suspense
    The Shenanigans of Ruby Oak and Her Crew: The Adventurer Association

    Hi LizzAndTheNifflers, Maiilce here with a short review! :D First of all, welcome to YWS! I hope you like it here. Let's get started right away: This is the first ...

    MailicedeNamedy - 7 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Other, Other
    key smashes are emotional

    The fact that you can take some simple keyboard gibberish and put it into some kind of context, and make it actually have emotion, is really impressive to me. This ...

    LizzAndTheNifflers - 7 hours ago

When one is highly alert to language, then nearly everything begs to be a poem.
— James Tate