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  1. Raising a Rebel

    By W_L, in Heaven Official's Blessing. 08/22/2022 (Updated: 10/28/2022)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Paranormal, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Romantic Paranormal, Coming of Age, Historical Fantasy, Alternate History, Wuxia, Ancient Orient, Fairy Tales
    • demons
    • mages
    • coming of age
    • ghosts
    • immortal

    During a time of great turmoil, when emperors and gods rose to power and fell within a lifetime. A child was born from an ancient celestial stone. He will be known by many names and his fame will reach beyond the three realms one day, but before any of that, he was a child. He needed to be cared for and taught by men, who did not fear him and allowed him to be himself.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 32,643 Words
    • 4,753 Views
    • 43 Comments
    • Everyone
    • In Process
  2. Shards & Fragments: Short Stories

    By SilvryArdor, in Fiction. 06/13/2022 (Updated: 06/13/2022)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Paranormal, Historical
    Sub-genres: General Fantasy, Prompt, Experimental, Nautical , Urban Fantasy, Ancient Greco-Roman, Ancient Orient, Paranormal Mystery
    • mature adult
    • magic
    • gay
    • violent
    • dark
    • death
    • mental health
    • immortal

    All the little shards of life and stories floating in space, all tales the imagination possibly cooked up. Fragments of those that cannot make to its full potential yet still significant in the eyes of the holder. The little bits of happiness and grief, life its self.

    Contain Short Stories

    Trigger Warning: Cannibalism, Blood, Mental Health Issues: Anxiety, Depression, BPD (Any under this umbrella to be safe. Will be updated)

    • 2 Chapters
    • 1,775 Words
    • 1,025 Views
    • 0 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  3. The Spirit of the Plum Blossom Tree (TSPBT) Guan Dynasty

    By Kong Wen Hui, in Fiction. 09/10/2020 (Updated: 03/29/2022)

    Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Historical Romance, Alternate History, Dragon Fantasy, Mythic Fantasy, Ancient Orient
    • young adult
    • gay
    • crime
    • ancient times
    • ghosts
    • love
    • death

    Wanted criminal Hong Shen finally meets his end after being stabbed in the back by a comrade. As he makes his final resting place under a dead plum tree, he submits to death.

    Instead, he receives two choices: die, or be given a second chance.

    To take the second chance means he must complete a trial in the past in order to return to the present. But what he doesn't know is that the trial isn't only difficult for him, but even more difficult for the person he must be to fulfill it.

    • 13 Chapters
    • 28,778 Words
    • 11,529 Views
    • 59 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  4. To Dance On Your Fingertips

    By small mercy, in Fiction. 11/23/2021 (Updated: 12/12/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Drama, Historical Romance, Ancient Orient
    • adult
    • gay
    • asia
    • fighting
    • religion
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    Somesh was resigned, if not content, to live and die in the same place as his mother, working for meagre wages and whatever scraps of food he could squirrel away for himself. But after a fateful game of dice, he found himself whisked away to parts unknown.

    • 4 Chapters
    • 12,804 Words
    • 7,669 Views
    • 37 Comments
    • Mature
    • Temporary Hold
  5. Sword of the Missed (SOTM) Guan Dynasty

    By Kong Wen Hui, in Fiction. 11/07/2021 (Updated: 11/10/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Romance, Historical
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Historical Romance, Alternate History, Mythic Fantasy, Ancient Orient
    • young adult
    • magic
    • gay
    • anal
    • first time
    • fighting
    • ancient times
    • love

    “The wound caused by a sword can eventually be healed; the hurt resulted from vicious remarks can never be undone.”

    Under the rule of the Second Emperor of the Guan Dynasty, the Empire has begun to fall into civil ruin, with conspiracies running rampant and political unrest echoing throughout the land.

    Yan Rui, a peasant of the lowest caste, has always been ugly since he could remember. Harassed and ridiculed because of his looks, the most he can do to stay alive is lick the feet of the wealthy and pray for scraps.

    But when a blind man stumbles into his life, even the ugliest person can have a heart of gold.

    • 2 Chapters
    • 3,600 Words
    • 2,202 Views
    • 8 Comments
    • Mature
    • Long-Term Hold
  6. Demon Dream 17. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 04/28/2021 (Updated: 05/07/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Poetry, Action/Adventure, General Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Paranormal, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Free-Verse, Mixed Forms, Action Fiction, Alternate History, Ancient Orient, Historical Literary, Psychological, Historical Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Historical Thriller
    • demons
    • suspense
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • death

    Medieval Japan. A master and servant get stranded on a lonely road. Across the moor, a haunting songs leads them to a humble shack at dusk.

    Read and find out if dreams are nightmares we really can control or not...

    • 6 Chapters
    • 4,775 Words
    • 4,952 Views
    • 20 Comments
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