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Literary Spotlight

​The Sorceress, the Knight, and the Duck Stew
by Spearmint in Short Story » Fantasy


10 years of hiding bruises
by 4revgreen in Poetry » Romantic


Supporting Characters Say
by Liminality in Poetry » General


Language and the mystery of words
by Buranko in Poetry » Lyrical


intrusive thoughts
by chikara in Poetry » Dramatic


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  • Poetry » General, General
    raising olive trees

    ~

    Arcticus
    Arcticus - 37 minutes ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Lyrical, Fantasy
    Glimpses

    Hello! SoullessGinger here for a review! :) First of all, I absolutely love lyrical prose, and these are beautiful examples of that. This triplet is so profound and wonderfully fantastical. ...

    SoullessGinger
    SoullessGinger - 49 minutes ago

  • Storyboooks » Out-of-Character Discussion
    The Lunar Plains [OOC]

    I love your post! Robyn's sarcasm and reaction to this whole thing is hilarious—I can't wait to read more posts with em later in this roleplay.

    Magebird
    Magebird - 1 hour ago

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

    Will do, @SirenCymbaline! And your plan to post sometime this weekend sounds good to me, @atlast!

    Magebird
    Magebird - 1 hour ago

  • Poetry » Dramatic, Teen Fiction
    Not Wet

    Ma first work about one of my OCs in my book. Maybe I'll post the book, maybe not :P

    AnonymousRiceBall
    AnonymousRiceBall - 2 hours ago
    E - Everyone

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

    Hi FlamingPhoenix, Mailice back with a short review! :D Already I can say that I liked the two chapters. They have a nice style and generally read well. Let's start ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 2 hours ago

  • Reviews » Novel / Chapter » Action / Adventure, Mystery / Suspense
    Conquest of Shadows Chapter 12

    Hi FlamingPhoenix, Mailice here with a short review! :D I haven't read the previous chapters, so I'll refer more to other points than the plot itself now. "Huh?" removed from ...

    MailicedeNamedy
    MailicedeNamedy - 2 hours ago

  • Poetry » Lyrical, Realistic
    Reality

    The words we see as magical are twisted into a different meaning.

    YourFriendQuirks08
    YourFriendQuirks08 - 2 hours ago
    E - Everyone

  • Forums » Writers Corner
    How Has Your Poetry Style Changed?

    Where did your poetry start? What is it like now? Do you feel it was better when you started, or are you happy with where it is now?

    Horisun
    Horisun - 3 hours ago

  • Short Story » Lyrical, Fantasy
    Glimpses

    Three pieces of lyrical flash fiction all set in different parts of the same fantasy world.

    YellowSweater
    YellowSweater - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Fantasy, Narrative
    A Ball of Twine

    I feel like this is written in the vague lyrical prose of a riddle, or morality tale. On one hand, I really like this, it gets me to think. On ...

    YellowSweater
    YellowSweater - 3 hours ago

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

    YES!! we can do dat to breathe the some life into the sb when are you free harry?

    Carina
    Carina - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Short Story » Fantasy, Narrative
    A Ball of Twine

    Hello! My name is Via and I'm here for a review! So... let's get started. POSITIVES: First and foremost, I love the themes and moods you played around with. All ...

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 3 hours ago

  • Reviews » Poetry » Culture, Spiritual
    St Therese's Rose

    Hello! My name is Via and I'm here for a review! So let's get started. POSITIVES: First and foremost, I love poetry that's simple, sweet, and to the point. I'm ...

    aooborromeo
    aooborromeo - 4 hours ago

  • Storyboooks » Roleplay Lounge
    New and Accepting Roleplays

    @TheMulticoloredCyr was the one who originally came up with the idea for a thread like this, so I just wanted to give him a shout-out here! Thanks for coming up ...

    Magebird
    Magebird - 4 hours ago

  • Novel / Chapter » General, Teen Fiction
    The Last Confession: Chapter One (Extract)

    Extract from Chapter One - Harvey's humiliation after the press conference at the end of The Other Moment.

    sunlightwarriorxo
    sunlightwarriorxo - 4 hours ago
    E - Everyone


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