J. West

My Writings

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    Light from Light

    by J. West

    Sick of being bullied, Chandler seeks an escape from reality. He begins to write in an old notebook left to him by his father, only to realize wha...

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    June Writing Challenge

    by J. West

    The mundane life of an action figure toy named Luke.

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    The Enlightening

    by J. West

    After Justin gets struck by lightning, nothing is ever the same. Since there seems to be some confusion, this story is definitely not complete and ...

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    The Unknown

    by J. West

    *Complete* In which a girl reflects on an epitaph of consequence.

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    The Sleepless Maze

    by J. West

    *Rule of Thoughts Contest Winner!* In the game of Pac-Man, the Phantoms must chase their prey incessantly, never once able to rest. But the table...

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    The Artist

    by J. West

    *For the Brandon Sanderson Contest.* Edmund is having the worst day of his life. Fresh with grief and the pain of loss, he makes a decision tha...

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    Liquid Luck

    by J. West

    The origin story of a very important potion.

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    by J. West

    A reflection on bullying.

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    by J. West

    A lone snowflake has a peculiar request.

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    Shadow and Glass

    by J. West

    Round 1 Winner of the March Matchup Contest! “I can see her almost perfectly in this cracked darkness.” –Paper Towns

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    Round 2 Winner of the March Matchup Contest! From something broken, many things may be built.

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    Back to the Pages

    by J. West

    When authors die, their characters come to life. Claire's job is to Write them new stories. That is, until she receives an offer she wants to ref...

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    The Hunt

    by J. West

    The King of Osmi seeks a Wildebear - legend has it, catching the elusive creature can win you one wish.

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    by J. West

    Officially complete! A collection of short stories and poetry. The first 29 chapters were written for the February challenge. The 3 chapters at ...

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    The Book of Matches

    by J. West

    A short story written for the Halloween 15 contest.

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    by J. West

    Ricochet's virtual reality competition is all fun and games...until it isn't just a game anymore.

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    by J. West

    Stella is an intrepid traveler. Collin is the recipient of all her postcards. What could possibly bring them together for the holidays? A myster...

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    by J. West

    June and John are best friends online, but he must never find out that she is actually a supervillain.


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My Reviews

The Blood of Angels

(over 2 years ago)

Whoa. So far, so great! You clearly have a talent for spinning a complex tale. I assume that this will probably be a multiple-chapter ... Read More »

Loved by None

(almost 3 years ago)

This is quite good! I enjoyed the subtle imagery you slipped in, particularly the juxtaposition between elegant clothes and battle skill... Read More »


  • The Long Haul

    Whether or not you write wellwrite bravely._zpsa3uwvthg
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    • created 10/18/15

    Writing is a way of life! If you need encouragement, inspiration, ideas... well, you can't always do it alone, right?

  • Want to get your books reviewed?

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    • created 09/13/11

    Or do you want someone to check out your book before it's published? Then this is your place. Just simply post the book (or draft) on the 'Members Books' section. Then review a book. Thanks :)

  • Nerdfighters United

    • 685 members
    • created 09/13/11

    For those who are from the mythical land where awesome was born. And for all the pizza lovers out there.

Talk to me!


4 months ago C. Van Asch (Chesster) said:

Figment is moving to Underlined! Either transition when Underlined opens or find a new writing website.


So save your writings!

Rachael 01

about 1 year ago R. E. Durbin said:

The moment you've been waiting for is here. *trumpets blare* The 1st-3rd place winners for our Home4theholidays contest. Unfortunately, we couldn't do the cash prize, but you DO get bragging rights.

We'd like to thank everyone who entered. All the stories were good and it was interesting to see how everyone interpreted the prompt.

We hope you had fun.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

1) The Tears of Christmas – Roanoke Wilde 2) Remembering – The One And Only 3) Special Delivery – Isabel S.


about 1 year ago Tonya Dragon said:

I would like some advise from someone I haven't met in person for Heart's Desire, Superman's Daughter and My Last Breath. I would like to know if I should continue them or how I can alter them. Whenever you have time sir. Thanks so much!! :)

Seeking light

about 1 year ago Headintheclouds said:

Unfortunately, our contest was banned by Figment. We still aren't sure why. We've written to them but haven't received a response. You are still welcome to write a story following our prompt--I'd love to read it!



about 1 year ago Abigail June said:

Actually, I just undid my story... got a better idea. If you want, we can still swap?

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