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Top 100 of All Time

  • Title
  • 12+ Mature Content
    My Best Friend is Gay.
    by lakegirls » Apr 5, 2014
    Being gay is not a crime.
    126 replies
    3517 views
    266 likes
    Poetry
    Narrative
  • Romeo & Juliet: Instant Messaging Edition
    by Celdover » May 16, 2011
    This was so totally an English assignment.Act I: Tibalt and JulietTibalt: Yo, Juliet.Juliet: ‘Sup, cuz?Tibalt: Wel I wuz ch@n wit Abraham n do u wnt to kno wut those gud ...
    96 replies
    1587 views
    143 likes
    Other
    General
  • 25 Things to Remember When You Become a Book Character
    by Gravity » Apr 14, 2015
    This does reference Harry Potter and Twilight and Percy Jackson but shouldn't spoil anything
    44 replies
    1046 views
    141 likes
    Other
    Humor » Teen Fiction
  • there was a time when my friends included everyone who smiled back
    by Sonder » Jan 8, 2015
    I miss the innocence in "Will you be my friend?" questions.
    28 replies
    1160 views
    132 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    they tell me that writing is a form of art founded on rules
    by Carina » Jan 7, 2016
    An abstract piece that combines prose, poetry, and art. Side note: pictures used are in open domain.
    26 replies
    934 views
    124 likes
    Poetry
    Other
  • 12+
    My Body is Not Poetry
    by vitamere » Aug 13, 2013
    It is everything but eloquent.
    31 replies
    1005 views
    122 likes
    Poetry
    Narrative » Lyrical
  • E - Everyone
    An Essay on Society (from the perspective of a cat)
    by Love » Jan 23, 2014
    Basically a deep exploration of our present day society from the perspective of a cat, and our relationship with them ^.^
    73 replies
    1212 views
    110 likes
    Article / Essay
    Realistic » Humor
  • E - Everyone
    If Random Were a Language, I Would Eat Chocolate
    by veeren » Jul 12, 2013
    Who knows.
    52 replies
    1487 views
    103 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • Making Words Rhyme Within A Pattern Is Called A Poem, Even When It's Out Of Context And Has A Ridiculously Long Title
    by Willard » Jul 1, 2014
    Read the A/N.
    27 replies
    1017 views
    100 likes
    Poetry
    Historical Fiction » Horror
  • YWS (parody of Y.M.C.A)
    by ArcticMonkey » Aug 23, 2010
    I'm not sure if somebody has done this, but I thought that I'd give it a try. I need a bit of help with it because some words don't seem ...
    46 replies
    778 views
    95 likes
    Lyrics
    General
  • E - Everyone
    I want to be like Google
    by Googlebot » Jan 1, 2015
    My first poem
    28 replies
    993 views
    88 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic » Technology
  • On-the-go Plot Kit for Any YA Sci-Fi Novel
    by Mea » Nov 30, 2015
    Your complete guide to writing a YA sci-fi novel.
    18 replies
    559 views
    87 likes
    Article / Essay
    Humor » Satire
  • E - Everyone
    When in Doubt, always choose 'C.'
    by Rook » Nov 8, 2013
    For the short count contest.
    22 replies
    673 views
    85 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • The three biggest lies on the internet
    by Apricity » Jul 19, 2014
    is all true...you've all done it.
    25 replies
    675 views
    84 likes
    Other
    General
  • E - Everyone
    i wish to write, i wish to fish.
    by Carina » Jul 10, 2015
    A pinch of prose, a slab of art, and an experimentation of poetry.
    18 replies
    830 views
    81 likes
    Poetry
    Other
  • i loved you four hundred and seventy days
    by LadySpark » Apr 23, 2014
    april madness poeting
    21 replies
    661 views
    78 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • I'll make Writers out of you
    by KnightTeen » Mar 23, 2014
    I shouldn't be allowed near sugar before bedtime with music anymore. Strange things happen.
    31 replies
    548 views
    75 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Lyrical
  • E - Everyone
    5 Ways to get into the Literary Spotlight
    by SportyWriter » Aug 1, 2014
    Some tricks which'd help you get into spotlight
    31 replies
    1257 views
    74 likes
    Short Story
    Humor
  • I Can't Even
    by ChipsMcCoy » Feb 26, 2015
    Can you even?
    41 replies
    767 views
    73 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Satire
  • I fell in love with a boy in five inch heels
    by retrodisco666 » Apr 3, 2014
    The story of how someone falls in love.
    19 replies
    724 views
    70 likes
    Poetry
    Narrative » Realistic
  • Birds (by Sméagol)
    by GoldFlame » Dec 4, 2013
    All grammatical errors intentional.
    29 replies
    715 views
    70 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Fanfiction
  • E - Everyone
    Magpie
    by Moo » May 3, 2014
    A (bad) concrete/shape poem.
    11 replies
    478 views
    69 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • E - Everyone
    The Boy Who hated Lefties
    by DrFeelGood » Nov 8, 2014
    One of my most ambitious poems :)
    29 replies
    1560 views
    68 likes
    Poetry
    Satire » Dramatic
  • E - Everyone
    Dragons
    by felistia » Aug 4, 2016
    We are dragons, hiding in the depths of the dark.
    11 replies
    548 views
    68 likes
    Poetry
    Fantasy » Narrative
  • 18+ Language Violence Mature Content
    A moderator, a YWSer, and a monkey walk into a bar
    by Nate » Dec 4, 2014
    A work for testing purposes.
    35 replies
    783 views
    66 likes
    Article / Essay
    General
  • i found my true love in a youtube ad
    by starlitmind » Nov 6, 2020
    never thought I'd write something like this xD
    21 replies
    906 views
    65 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Other
  • Dear mermaid on the Starbucks logo
    by ChipsMcCoy » Nov 19, 2014
    Logos have feelings too.
    22 replies
    601 views
    63 likes
    Poetry
    Other » Humor
  • E - Everyone
    I Love This Website!!!
    by Corncob » Jun 17, 2014
    My first poem! Constructive criticism encouraged!!!
    14 replies
    485 views
    62 likes
    Poetry
    Narrative » Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    "Let it Load"
    by alliyah » Jun 11, 2014
    Another parody of "Let it Go", about waiting on the internet, pinkiegirl13 asked me to write.
    21 replies
    654 views
    61 likes
    Lyrics
    Humor » Fanfiction
  • E - Everyone Mature Content
    How To Fool Innocent People Online?
    by Harry1234 » Sep 14, 2014
    ..
    39 replies
    961 views
    60 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • Writers Block
    by ChipsMcCoy » Jun 28, 2014
    This will really speak to you in ways you cannot imagine.. ~ no, but you may relate XP
    32 replies
    653 views
    58 likes
    Poetry
    Mystery / Suspense » Realistic
  • The Evolution of Disney Princesses
    by deleted30 » Mar 16, 2014
    From Snow White to Merida, here's a rundown of how the Disney princesses have evolved.
    20 replies
    654 views
    58 likes
    Article / Essay
    Culture » Film
  • E - Everyone
    Um
    by Sylar » Nov 23, 2014
    I'm tired. Here's a funny poem I guess?
    22 replies
    342 views
    57 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Culture
  • 18+ Language
    dear trump
    by veeren » Nov 9, 2016
    a summary of my feelings at this current point in time that will probably fade but not any time soon so rip
    19 replies
    518 views
    57 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • 12+ Mature Content
    There Are 7 Reasons Why I Never Told You My Name
    by confetti » Jul 27, 2015
    n/a
    11 replies
    466 views
    56 likes
    Short Story
    Realistic
  • 12+ Language
    Weird Crap Writers Do
    by ladcat13 » Oct 28, 2015
    If you can't relate to this you may need to leave this site.
    19 replies
    324 views
    55 likes
    Other
    Humor » Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    When Youtube had a Problem!
    by DrFeelGood » Jan 8, 2015
    Youtube needs your help. Please help him.
    17 replies
    683 views
    55 likes
    Poetry
    Satire » Narrative
  • The princess with cancer.
    by retrodisco666 » Apr 6, 2014
    This princess falls ill by a tragic illness
    20 replies
    406 views
    55 likes
    Poetry
    Culture » Lyrical
  • Falling In Love With A Jesuit Vampire At Her Aunt's House! What??? Absolute Craziness!!!/True Love!! (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 please read!)
    by Willard » Apr 1, 2016
    You won't believe what happens in part 3!!!!
    19 replies
    649 views
    54 likes
    Poetry
    Supernatural » Romantic
  • E - Everyone
    I Planted a Seed
    by Charm » May 5, 2016
    Finally! It's time to heal and move on. I know I said I was going to take a break and I did but I realized that I need to write for myself and I did:
    9 replies
    651 views
    54 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic » Narrative
  • Five Fail-safe Ways to become a Writer – The Official Guide
    by Pompadour » Feb 22, 2014
    WARNING: Contains lame jokes, allusions to insanity and the secret to success. Read on if you must. On second thought, read it anyway.
    23 replies
    586 views
    53 likes
    Short Story
    Humor » Other
  • E - Everyone
    Black and white photo
    by BenFranks » Jan 14, 2014
    A recent poem
    16 replies
    318 views
    50 likes
    Poetry
    General » Other
  • lune morte
    by Sonder » Nov 20, 2015
    No more tragedies.
    6 replies
    406 views
    50 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • E - Everyone
    Halloween with Snoink, Grif, Edward Cullen, and Bulbasaur
    by Snoink » Oct 19, 2008
    By Snoink and Grif ~ Characters: Snoink Griffinkeeper Bella Edward Incan Craig Ferguson Teague Author PenguinAttack Random Kittens Bulbasaur Plot: Edward and Bella come over at Snoink and Grif’s hou
    67 replies
    424 views
    50 likes
    Script
    General
  • lock jawed
    by Sonder » Oct 17, 2015
    Lately, my emotions have been so complex and complicated that I've struggled to put any of it into words. I'm trying again.
    9 replies
    407 views
    49 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • E - Everyone
    Why I believe in God.
    by TakeThatYouFiend » Jan 25, 2014
    A hayaku about my religion. This is somthing I have to explain to people often.
    39 replies
    880 views
    48 likes
    Poetry
    Spiritual » Other
  • E - Everyone
    The Girl in the Coffee Shop
    by Gravity » Jan 11, 2015
    I'm just getting back into the groove of things. So... enjoy this sad story :)
    15 replies
    440 views
    48 likes
    Short Story
    Dramatic » Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    Would it be Cool if I were a Mod?
    by rainforest » Apr 19, 2015
    My first non-rhyming poem.
    10 replies
    594 views
    47 likes
    Poetry
    Satire » Other
  • The YWS Supa Slamma Monsta Jamma
    by Willard » Jul 3, 2015
    Woo
    15 replies
    467 views
    46 likes
    Short Story
    Humor » Fanfiction
  • E - Everyone
    Died because I didnt forward a post.
    by DrFeelGood » Jul 21, 2015
    Wrote a funny poem after quite a long time. Do spare a read :)
    15 replies
    527 views
    46 likes
    Poetry
    Humor
  • E - Everyone
    Black Lives Matter
    by Evander » Jul 21, 2016
    This is incredibly rough and my point could probably be better stated. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
    12 replies
    397 views
    46 likes
    Other
    Politics » Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    The Fog
    by Juniper » Jun 29, 2013
    For my bravest sister.
    21 replies
    719 views
    46 likes
    Short Story
    Narrative » Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    love letter to [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]
    by alliyah » Apr 11, 2021
    real reviews only please
    9 replies
    491 views
    46 likes
    Poetry
    Romantic » Technology
  • E - Everyone
    to my ex
    by veeren » Mar 22, 2014
    17 replies
    534 views
    45 likes
    Poetry
    Dramatic
  • E - Everyone
    My Halloweenie Don't
    by MargoSeuss » Oct 27, 2014
    Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give my Halloweenie something good to eat.
    11 replies
    312 views
    45 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Satire
  • Why I hate the past tense.
    by retrodisco666 » Apr 22, 2014
    Rest in peace my dear sister.
    6 replies
    336 views
    45 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic » Narrative
  • E - Everyone
    Tittie Traitor
    by MargoSeuss » Jun 13, 2014
    BOOBS!
    30 replies
    565 views
    45 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Humor
  • E - Everyone
    I don't Like this
    by Persistence » Oct 5, 2015
    I'm trying out something shorter this time.
    20 replies
    465 views
    44 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Satire
  • E - Everyone
    He Called Me Beautiful
    by Gravity » Nov 20, 2015
    Bullying is worse when it's disguised in "kind" words.
    8 replies
    309 views
    44 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • To My Future Daughter
    by michaeld » Oct 9, 2012
    Don't change. Well, you can change, Just not because someone told you you Had to.
    58 replies
    59 views
    44 likes
    Other
    General » Realistic
  • Life Counts
    by ChipsMcCoy » Apr 20, 2014
    Written for a hurting individual who happened to like numbers. (Draft)
    15 replies
    453 views
    43 likes
    Poetry
    Lyrical » Realistic
  • you read too many books while i read the pages of your skin
    by LadySpark » May 19, 2014
    dude poeting
    9 replies
    381 views
    43 likes
    Poetry
    Lyrical
  • What love feels like
    by MaybeAndrew » Jan 24, 2021
    A deep and important thoughts on how I feel right now
    22 replies
    571 views
    43 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Romantic
  • Higher Education
    by Shady » Feb 22, 2019
    .
    12 replies
    453 views
    43 likes
    Poetry
    Science » Dramatic
  • For Fortis
    by Vervain » Sep 1, 2014
    A kind of shaky sonnet; it's been forever since I've written structured poetry, so heavy criticism is welcome.
    12 replies
    441 views
    42 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • E - Everyone
    Little YWS Turns Ten
    by Dutiful » Nov 13, 2014
    It's Little YWS' tenth birthday tomorrow but nobody seems to care.
    9 replies
    283 views
    42 likes
    Short Story
    General
  • E - Everyone
    i.a.e.y.o.u.
    by veeren » Mar 10, 2014
    meh
    16 replies
    460 views
    42 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • E - Everyone
    It's her.
    by Sonder » Aug 14, 2013
    Distance is key.
    28 replies
    432 views
    42 likes
    Poetry
    Romantic » Realistic
  • 12+
    I Am Very Enthusiastic
    by Shady » Jul 24, 2012
    NOTE: The print I've placed in bold will be filled in correctly for the actual graduation flyer. I've just deemed it unsafe to place that information online. The homeschool convention ...
    22 replies
    970 views
    41 likes
    Article / Essay
    Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    For the First Time (In Grad School)
    by niteowl » Feb 1, 2014
    A parody of grad school/science stuff to "First Time in Forever" from Frozen.
    11 replies
    293 views
    41 likes
    Lyrics
    Humor
  • E - Everyone
    typewriters, ribbons, and printwheels
    by Audy » May 15, 2014
    Just an experiment.
    7 replies
    393 views
    41 likes
    Poetry
    General » Other
  • those sweet mormon girls
    by Vervain » May 29, 2017
    Those sweet Mormon girls came around again today.
    6 replies
    327 views
    41 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic » Culture
  • I Can't Breathe (Black Lives Matter)
    by KahleneTenorio » May 29, 2020
    This is a poem about the discrimination against the black community.
    7 replies
    402 views
    41 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    Gay
    by Atticus » Jun 9, 2020
    I wonder why being gay is the worst thing someone can be. I wonder if I am broken, or a mistake, or perhaps created just right.
    11 replies
    409 views
    41 likes
    Poetry
    Culture » Narrative
  • E - Everyone
    Front Page Material
    by Persistence » Oct 29, 2015
    I just found this. I wrote it before joining YWS. Hope you like it.
    10 replies
    294 views
    41 likes
    Other
    Humor » Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    Fonts Have Stories Too
    by sheysse » Feb 11, 2017
    I'm not too sure why I made this, actually.
    9 replies
    345 views
    41 likes
    Short Story
    Other » Other
  • for Hatt
    by Holysocks » Mar 16, 2016
    For Hatt's 17ths BIRTHDAY
    5 replies
    302 views
    41 likes
    Other
    General
  • 25 Things to Keep in Mind When Surviving a Horror Novel
    by Gravity » Sep 6, 2015
    lol
    12 replies
    314 views
    41 likes
    Short Story
    Humor » Horror
  • 12+ Mature Content
    summer is for lost souls, white-knuckled punches, and braided hair
    by Virgil » Aug 20, 2016
    summer is for lost souls
    6 replies
    460 views
    41 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic
  • 12+
    What I Learned in High School
    by jumpingsheep » Nov 14, 2015
    Things I wish someone told me my freshmen year.
    13 replies
    321 views
    40 likes
    Article / Essay
    Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    Writing ailments; their common symptoms, causes and general first aid.
    by FeatherPen » Dec 29, 2015
    The following is written a guide for writers, when confronting text in need of medical attention.
    8 replies
    223 views
    40 likes
    Article / Essay
    Literature » Humor
  • Language
    Oh Hell Yes
    by steward » Jan 1, 2016
    364 days, 23 hours, and 59 minutes ago...
    9 replies
    239 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic
  • E - Everyone
    Dear Stupid Blank Page
    by Snazzy » May 9, 2015
    Oh stupid blank page...
    25 replies
    319 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    Humor
  • Dead girls.
    by Willard » Jun 15, 2015
    This is a neat one I wrote.
    7 replies
    337 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic » Satire
  • E - Everyone
    The Martians Killed President Kennedy
    by TakeThatYouFiend » Apr 10, 2014
    IT'S A CONSPIRACY! Bit of a work in progress; reviews welcome. I need to rework a few sentences methinks.
    19 replies
    325 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Lyrical
  • I Never Want to Be Beautiful
    by Gravity » Sep 16, 2014
    I hope you enjoy it.
    16 replies
    304 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    Realistic » Teen Fiction
  • E - Everyone
    Her time of the month
    by wickedlygoodwriter » Jun 17, 2014
    Please read, its not what you think. Its just a boyfriend taking care of his girl while she's going through something...different
    24 replies
    367 views
    40 likes
    Short Story
    Narrative » Humor
  • ∞ catching infinity ∞
    by Pompadour » Jun 17, 2014
    Caves within caves within caves.
    6 replies
    508 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    Fantasy » Other
  • A letter of complaint to the gossipy girls in gym class
    by Rook » Jun 27, 2014
    No offense to anyone, Sorry if this comes off as preachy. General apologies. Girls are dumb.
    16 replies
    355 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • My Screams Don't Carry Through the Pages
    by Panikos » Dec 11, 2013
    If a fictional character could speak, what would it say?
    12 replies
    290 views
    40 likes
    Short Story
    Other
  • E - Everyone
    Am I Writer
    by birk » Dec 12, 2013
    A palindrome.
    22 replies
    393 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • your skin gets thinner the longer it's there
    by Button » Jul 3, 2013
    ~
    11 replies
    472 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    General
  • E - Everyone
    You think you want to be a writer? No you don't.
    by MysteryMe » Aug 29, 2013
    A short rant about what it really means to be a writer.
    31 replies
    513 views
    40 likes
    Short Story
    Satire
  • 12+ Language Mature Content
    Twerk (A Poem From A Rapper's Point of View)
    by Willard » Sep 28, 2013
    The ending is very offensive. This is what it is made for and completely my opinion. #2 of 7 Dr. Strangelove's Humorous Poetry
    26 replies
    644 views
    40 likes
    Poetry
    Humor » Satire
  • The Box Exercise
    by Basil » Dec 13, 2013
    Thank you so much to everyone that has liked this!! Twice on the Literary Spotlight! I love you all!!!
    14 replies
    323 views
    40 likes
    Other
    Other » Literature
  • 12+
    "I'm starving."
    by Sonder » Nov 11, 2013
    ***
    24 replies
    394 views
    39 likes
    Poetry
    Dramatic
  • E - Everyone
    She said you kiss like a fish.
    by Tenyo » Jan 28, 2014
    ...and snore like an ogre.
    11 replies
    332 views
    39 likes
    Poetry
    Humor
  • you taught me to scrape moon-dust off the moon
    by Pompadour » May 17, 2014
    The world's a whirlpool. And it looks like we're drowning.
    10 replies
    476 views
    39 likes
    Poetry
    Fantasy » Spiritual
  • E - Everyone
    15 Reasons Why Daleks Don't Have Showers
    by Dracula » Oct 28, 2014
    You know you wanna read it...
    14 replies
    266 views
    39 likes
    Other
    Fanfiction
  • twenty fourteen syllables: a history in fragments
    by Pompadour » Dec 5, 2014
    Insomnia does weird things to you.
    12 replies
    505 views
    39 likes
    Poetry
    Fantasy » Other

To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.
— Allen Ginsberg