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Joined 06-05-17, id: 1094655, Profile Updated: 09-19-17
Author has written 23 stories for Essay, Romance, General, General, Love, Life, Fable, and Young Adult.

Ellie Baker is a St. David's School graduate, now attending the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, planning to study in English and Art History. For now, all that means is that any time you feel the need to talk about van Goghs or Waterhouses or Yeateses, please feel free to drop in here. She loves writing, drawing, stargazing, and rolling around town in the wee hours of night. If you ask her what her favorite book is, she may give the academic answers of Hamlet, the Republic, or East of Eden, but the real answer will always be Harry Potter.

This little blog, all my ducks in a row, is supposed to be an official(ish) account for original content, but the odd drabble or old story is bound to get itself uploaded eventually.

If you like (or hate) a story, please drop me a review! I'd love to know what you think.


Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild, with a faery, hand in hand, for the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand
-W.B. Yeates, 1889

Sunflowers by mayacrawford reviews
"I don't make a habit out of being haunted, Ethan." "Is that what this is?" He moves slowly along the wall, fingertips sliding across the wooden shelf. A quick flicker of a glance in her direction. "Am I haunting you?" "For years now."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,680 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/7 - Complete
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So Tie on Your Apron
If you have a chance to work in a coffee shop, always work in the coffee shop. 2017. Much love to the Sandpiper, Bald Head Island, and thanks for two terrific summers.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,211 - Published: 12/4 - Complete
Why I Don't Love Christmas
When people ask, I usually dismiss it by saying I'm just a little humbug or just a bit of a grinch. But the reason why I don't love Christmas is a little more complex than that. 2015.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,095 - Published: 12/4 - Complete
Good Girls Say I Love You reviews
But what do you say back when you don't mean it? A good girl would just say 'I love you too' ...Wouldn't she? 2017.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 724 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/23 - Complete
I Hit Shuffle reviews
Songs, for me, work like little time capsules. Throw a playlist on shuffle and each song is its own little pocket memory. 2017.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,173 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/23 - Complete
I Think I'm in Love with Something Strange
He was something of a supernova, and I had only empty space. 2016. Featured in the America Poetry Foundation's 2017 anthology Treasures.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/19 - Complete
In the Land of Sychosaia reviews
This is a story about a princess and a war she had to fight, because sometimes castles and dragons are easier to understand than panic attacks and invasive thoughts. 2017.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,737 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/9 - Complete
Where I'm From
Home is more a matter of memories than places. 2015. An imitation piece of George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 366 - Published: 6/19 - Complete
The Moment They Crash
There's a bit of magic that still lives in the curtains of a theater. 2015.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Published: 6/19 - Complete
Why I Write reviews
"Thomas Mann once said "a writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." He puts it rather mildly. Writing, for me, is agonizing. It is like Sisyphus pushing his great rock over his even greater mountain; it is the ephemeral carrot before the immortal donkey. And yet, here we are. And here I plan to stay." 2016.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 503 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/19 - Complete
My Rose Colored Glasses reviews
I could never write again, and I would always be a writer. Because everything is a story and everyone is a character and I am something of a watcher. 2016.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 634 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/19 - Complete
jack
i sat down next to this boy once. 2016.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Published: 6/19
7 or 8 Things I Know About Her
For an old friend. 2015. Imitation piece for Michael Ondaatje's "A Stolen Biography"
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 275 - Published: 6/19 - Complete
7 or 8 Things I Know About Him
A portrait of my dad. 2015. Imitation piece for Michael Ondaatje's "A Stolen Biography"
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 527 - Published: 6/19 - Complete
Witching Hour reviews
When the moon gets just a little too big and a little too bright and you're alone with nothing but your thoughts, do you ever get just a little carried away? Your hands start to tingle and you go a little star-crazy? It's what they call the witching hour. 2016.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 295 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/10 - Complete
The Vacuum Salesgirl
"He was from the time I could afford to be silly and infatuated, and I missed that more than anything." A story about crushes, high school, and hope. 2013.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,791 - Published: 6/10 - Complete
Under the Flags
"Come on," she said. "If we race each other, we can get into the faster lanes together." He only shrugged at her. Jenny lifted her goggles and looked him in the eyes. "Race me," she said. But that was four years ago, and now here he was trying to drown himself. 2016. Winner of the Raleigh Fine Arts Short Story Competition 2017.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,083 - Published: 6/9 - Complete
In the Rain reviews
"They giggle and slide down the length of the door, landing with a squelch, her head coming to rest on his dripping shoulder, his temple against the top of her now dreadfully frizzy hair." Two lovers run home in the middle of a storm. 2013.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 682 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9 - Complete
See How I See
For my father, the architect. 2016.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 369 - Published: 6/8 - Complete
Lying in Wait
She wanted them to grow up together. He wanted to change the world. And somehow, she loved her brother despite that. 2014. Winner of the Raleigh Fine Arts Short Story Competition 2015.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,649 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8 - Complete
For Nick reviews
For the boy she was in love with, the Peter Pan flying between the rafters and the stars. Character development for OC's Nick and Sophie. 2016.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 415 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/7 - Complete
Monticello Cherry
One day we went to the president's house and my mom broke some laws. 2015.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 799 - Published: 6/7 - Complete
First Fling reviews
On my first sleepover with my first boyfriend. 2016. (Walker Renfrow, if you ever find this, you still owe me a wedding ;)
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 684 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/6 - Complete
Camelot Theater
Some thoughts on knights, ladies, and the backstage court. 2016.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 400 - Published: 6/6 - Complete