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February (2019) Must Reads Nominations!

March 10, 2019


First off, I would like to say how extremely grateful I am for you guys to follow this account. The fact you guys not only love the prompts but also use them amazes me. I couldn't believe people comment, like, and/or write the prompts. But enough about us. It's about you! It's time for our Monthly Must Read Nominations!! We slightly changed a few things after your suggestions! Tell us how it looks!
Here's How To Nominate:
-Like this post
-Comment below the piece you want to submit (State piece's name, category, Author, & short reason for nomination. Also, a link would be helpful but not necessary!)
Qualifications for Nomination:
-Pieces be written in the month of February 2019
-The author must be a WTW member
-Be it's own post (nothing in the comments of other posts, for example, user-hosted contest where pieces are submitted through comments ARE NOT ALLOWED)
-Must fall in a category
-You may only nominate 3 pieces
-Has to fit in 1 of the categories
-If you do nominate more than 1 piece, one may be your own, but the OTHERS has to be someone else's
-You may not nominate more than 1 piece of YOUR own work
-Do not comment questions in this post, ask questions in the posts of our prompts please
-The piece must not be too sexual and/or contain extremely bad curse words (PG-13 Please)
-Pieces may not have been part of any WTW competitions (however, they may be ones of user-hosted contests)
-If any rules and/or qualifications aren't met, your nomination does NOT count
Action Packed/Flash Fiction
One Liners
Simple/Short but powerful
Short Story
Miscellaneous (please try to avoid this category if possible and sort it in the other ones)
-All nominations are due by the 14th of March 2019, anything later isn't accepted
-After all nominations we will go back through and peer review them personally. Then, we'll pick the best from the best and post them all on one page called 'February Must Reads' (which will be reposted more than once)
We read and followed the suggestions you guys mentioned/wanted!


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  • Opal Drop

    Thank you to @weirdo for nominating my piece!

    11 months ago
  • RNE

    Title: Gawain & the Queen
    Author: Oscar_Locke
    Category: Tragedy
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105792/version/200930
    Reason: this piece is beautifully written and the descriptions are very vivid.

    12 months ago
  • RNE

    Title: p.s. I hate you
    Author: RNE
    Category: Tragedy
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/96238/version/183054
    Reason: i really liked this piece, i felt that the emotions were raw. also, i need some time to think of what other two people to nominate.

    12 months ago
  • weirdo

    Title: My Life as an Oddity
    Author: Opal Drop
    Category: Short story
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/104447/version/198217
    Reason: this is a really nice piece that I think a lot of people can relate to. The figurative language is amazing and it really gives the reader something to think about afterwards

    12 months ago
  • elisa

    title: rose petal wishes, i kiss them softly and hope your dreams are soft and sweet
    author: anha
    category: romantic
    link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105637/version/200426
    prettiest thing i've ever read. every dream we've ever shared, she spun into beautiful words and made it feel like a memory. made me feel like i was floating on a cloud.

    12 months ago
  • Blotted Ink with a Broken Quill

    Title: Tea-Coffee
    Author: korra4life
    Category: Short story
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/92895/version/176244
    This piece was a wonderful representation of how people work. The figurative language perfectly ties into the piece. It was simple, yet beautiful.

    12 months ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    Title: the girl in my mirror
    Author: RNE
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/104807/version/199079
    Category: Short Story
    This piece is very relatable to many people and it touched my heart. The simple story had so much meaning to it and it was presented in the best way possible. Congrats, RNE , it's beautiful :)

    12 months ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    Title: Live
    Author: user not found
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/89485/version/169173
    Category: One Liners
    Such a powerful and small piece, I think that it deserves much credit along with the author. Beautifully written and so much wisdom in such a small amount of words, once again blew me away.

    12 months ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    Title: #ProjectYourVoice
    Author: Quille
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/105432/version/200048
    Category: Simple/Short but Powerful
    This short poem about the human race had so much character and truth to it! It was simple but effective and showed the world in a new view. Breathtaking, amazing piece ;D

    12 months ago
  • ghostlyglory

    title: sold as is
    author: jengelman
    link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/104993/version/199277
    category: poem
    i admire so many things about this poem. it's deeply sad and strengthened with vivid language and a certain wistfulness that becomes hopelessness by the end. really masterful stuff.

    title: sphacelate
    author: oscar_locke
    link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/104133/version/197546
    genre: poem
    reason: gory and vivid and wonderfully written. oscar_locke is a very very talented poet, and "sphacelate" is everything i could ever ask for in a poem :)

    title: my Grandfather's legacy
    author: ghostlyglory (lol)
    link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/104602/version/198448
    genre: poem
    reason: ok nominating myself is awkward but i genuinely like this poem a lot and it's very raw and personal to me. it seems like not many else do which is fine, but maybe it will get some recognition here? idk.

    12 months ago
  • Opal Drop

    Title: My Life as an Oddity
    Author: Opal Drop
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/104447/version/198217
    Category: Simple
    I can't parade my own piece, sorry. I just really wanted to nominate it lol.

    12 months ago
  • Opal Drop

    Title: Gray
    Author: spearmint
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/101326/version/192599
    Category: Short story??
    I like this very much because it shows two different points of view, and it captures you from the beginning. It is really short, but it is very well written. It would be a good intro to a story.

    12 months ago
  • symphonyrain0812

    Title: A Poet's Purpose
    Author: symphonyrain0812
    Category: Simple
    Reason: I like the way this poem flows and its simple , genuine message.

    12 months ago
  • weirdo

    Title: KeKe's Deathbed #spearmintcontest
    Author: weirdo
    Link: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/102018/version/196928
    Category: short story (or tragedy I guess)
    Reason: it's one of the best and most emotional pieces that I've ever written!

    12 months ago
  • Anha

    gay pirates
    by artificialaorta
    i won't be able to give this piece credit with words of my own, so i'll include an excerpt instead: "Time is stolen; more precious than the gold they manage to loot, more precious than watching the navy’s ships sink, more precious than rum and songs of camaraderie."

    by araw
    short story
    masterfully controlled sentences and clever foreshadowing, this is just one example of araw's stunning ability to manipulate words and worlds to create twisted tales out of thin air.

    a response (because your words blew me away)
    by ethereal.otherworldly
    this is going to be heavily biased, but i love this piece more than anything. it's poetic and flows with hope, grace and beauty in ways that shouldn't be possible. i know there's going to be a lot of pieces in the romantic category, but this one means the most to me.

    12 months ago
  • artificialaorta

    music's too sad without you
    I don't think I've ever seen better writing. Ever. It's beautiful as it is creative (in narrative style, flow, characters), and deserves much more recognition. If there was only one winner per month, I would bet on this one to win.

    rubik's cubes and the vaguely unpleasant inevitability of conformation
    true testament to RainAndSonder's wonderful writing skills. it's a narrative wrapped into a poem laced with wit and topped with an ironic cherry. the true bittersweet literary pastry of your dreams.

    12 months ago
  • Quille

    Having the same trouble as @Anha, but here goes!

    by korra4life
    Short Story
    I really enjoyed this piece because of how emotionally impactful and action-oriented it is. It was breathtaking for me to read.

    The Gnome
    by Ryder
    This is a really fantastical descriptive poem with a great rhyming scheme that also tells a story.

    by palindrome
    This is another awesome poem that I really enjoyed; it's pretty short, but beautifully written, rhymes flawlessly, and tells a wonderful story in few words.

    12 months ago
  • Writers of the World

    Yes, only 3 sorry! It's just if people did more than 3, i'd have more peer reviews and pieces to look at than I have time or the resources too.
    yes, but please to do quickly

    12 months ago
  • weirdo

    Uhhh... Can I change my nomination?

    12 months ago
  • Xavier Nelson

    I'll nominate two later, but for now, I only know my own. So for short story, I'd like to nominate my "Hikikomori" since not many people read it and I'm proud of it x3

    12 months ago
  • Mary Wall

    I'm sorry, I got accounts mixed up.lol

    12 months ago
  • Mary Wall

    @fatpanda, I can't find the writer that I was supposed to review for this month. Do you remember who it was?

    12 months ago
  • paperbird

    “counting: numbers.”
    by ghostlyglory
    category: poem
    i don’t believe there are many words to describe how beautiful this poem is. it’s truly wonderful to read, fascinating to look at how the words are put together.

    “Crossed Out”
    by Pi_Pen
    category: short but powerful
    this one’s got a tragic element to it, also written very creatively.

    by Oscar_Locke
    category: poem
    this is one of my favorite poems, possibly ever. the couplets work so well, the ideas are told lyrically. this piece gives me motivation to write.

    12 months ago
  • Anha

    ugh, only 3? i hate having to choose between the literal dozens i loved during this month, but i guess...
    (oh geez oh geez oh geez, can i please nominate 4? this is killing my heart)

    12 months ago
  • N.

    Author: Anha
    Piece: another life
    Category: Romantic
    -It was a really creative idea, well-executed, and brought tears to my eyes.

    Author: RainAndSonder
    Piece: lie on my epitaph when the dirt gets in my eyes
    Category: Poem
    -Every line was beautifully written and it all together was tied into a chilling, extraordinary work.

    12 months ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Oops, forgot the reason for my last one. I really like it and the plot twist I used. :D

    12 months ago
  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Author: Quille
    Piece: Just a Journal
    Category: Simple but powerful
    Reason: It's such a beautifully simple piece that really fits the prompt it was written for. :)

    Author: Majestically Awkward Manatee
    Title: Dance of The Flowers #fire
    Category: Poem
    Reason: The language and the imagery here are absolutely fantastic.

    Author: Budding Mae
    Title: #plottwist (STC)
    Category: Miscellaneous (if not deemed such, then Flash Fiction)


    12 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Author: AuthorKai
    Piece: do you still say my name (or did you forget)
    Category: Short but powerful
    This poem has a great structure, and packs a punch in a small space.

    12 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    Piece: melancholic beauty
    Writer: Christy Wisdom (might as well, I guess)
    Category: Poem
    I nominate this one because I really like how the imagery turned out.

    12 months ago