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Literary Spotlight

i found my true love in a youtube ad
by starlitmind in Poetry » Humor


Handcuffs
by Ilium417 in Short Story » Realistic


quiet hello, quiet goodbye
by alliyah in Poetry » Narrative


Wind
by Ignorance in Poetry » Narrative


Letter To A Lost One
by RandomTalks in Short Story » Realistic


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  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Other
    Letter To A Lost One

    The first thing that struck me about this piece was how accurately it portrays grief. The subject seems very close to heart for you and Rebecca's emotional progress is so ...

    TheClosetWriter
    TheClosetWriter - 23 minutes ago

  • Poetry » Dramatic, General
    strangled

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    Yoshikrab
    Yoshikrab - 45 minutes ago
    12+ Violence

  • Poetry » Romantic, Dramatic
    The Nightmare Begging

    A dream I had

    MellyBourne
    MellyBourne - 51 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Prophecy of Thieves [chapter 14.2]

    Wow...I should have waited longer and then I'd have more to read!! I can't believe I'm already on the last one :( Ren still seemed pissed about the entire heist—likely ...

    Honora
    Honora - 1 hour ago

  • Forums » Lounge, The
    Featured Member April 20 - May 4: chikara

    Congrats!!!

    TheScribe
    TheScribe - 1 hour ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Sisterhood Syndicate [OOC]

    Ooh okay there's a ton of cool ideas here!! Yeah, Raya's main human villain (Namaari) was reformed, and I'd like to keep her that way. (She's a princess too, and ...

    Spearmint
    Spearmint - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Other
    Letter To A Lost One

    Hey there, hope you're having a fantastic day :D This is a very powerful short story. I could feel the emotion behind everything, and there was this swelling of sadness ...

    stygianmoon17
    stygianmoon17 - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Other
    Letter To A Lost One

    Hi RandomTalks, Mailice here with a short review! :D Your first paragraph is wonderful. It's emotionally charged, intense and has a very good shift between sentence structure. It feels like ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 3 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    So.. You Think You Can Time Travel: The OOC

    READY WHENEVER

    Carina
    Carina - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Prophecy of Thieves [chapter 14.1]

    Aloha! :D The clamps were still attacked at the end, and she vaguely wondered how she hadn’t seen him hide them within his clothes. I think you meant to say ...

    Honora
    Honora - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Prophecy of Thieves [chapter 13.2]

    I'm running out of ways to greet you...I feel like the good ol' "Back again" is getting overused :-P So Ren’s words had all been intentional. It wasn’t just misplaced ...

    Honora
    Honora - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » General, Realistic
    King of the Court [Chapter 8]

    Hi Yoshikrab, Mailice here with a short review! :D Quick note on your post: the link didn't work for me. Maybe it works for others and I'm just a magnet ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Prophecy of Thieves [chapter 13.1]

    Back again!! For better or for worse... :-P His hand continued to twitch to his hip as though he would find it there. This is more of a personal opinion ...

    Honora
    Honora - 4 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Other, Realistic
    Tuesday

    Hello, here to leave a quick review! It was a good read, and you really bring out the character of your protagonist with your words. It was simple and short ...

    RandomTalks
    RandomTalks - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Fantasy, Action / Adventure
    Prophecy of Thieves [chapter 12.2]

    Hey mordax! I'm back again and will be catching up on your book so be prepared to hear from me a lot! I finally have my laptop back so I ...

    Honora
    Honora - 5 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Realistic, Dramatic
    Handcuffs

    I can't begin to express how incredible this piece is. The notion of being limited by youth in a suffering world is such an original idea to write about. Additionally, ...

    TheClosetWriter
    TheClosetWriter - 6 hours ago


Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.
— Neil Gaiman