Ellie LaTraille
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Joined 05-16-09, id: 668903, Profile Updated: 12-20-15
Author has written 57 stories for Romance, Humor, Young Adult, Love, General, Family, Nature, General, Mystery, School, Sci-Fi, Life, Mythology, Friendship, Fantasy, War, Humor, Song, and Horror.

Authour of RITUAL GIRL, JENNY & THE LABYRINTH, and KATE AND LEO.

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Twitter: (at) ellielatraille

A note about RITUAL GIRL: as this project has been revised several times at this point, I've thrown up my hands, gone, 'to hell with it,' and just reposted the old chapters. Don't fret, though; I'm pursuing publication with the revised chapters. Until then, the rough draft is up here.

In the meantime, you can check out my newest project, JENNY & THE LABYRINTH, which is being somewhat consistently updated.

An update: as a side project, I'm working (slowly but steadily) on KATE AND LEO! Stay tuned for more updates.

Thank you to those of you who've stuck around for such a while! Hope you're all very well (newbies included).

~Ellie

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to wither tonight by Veromorphia reviews
Attempted drunk poetry with difficulty becoming drunk.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/30/2013 - Complete
Things kept unsaid by rnardulli reviews
Prose response to "Things left unsaid"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/31/2013 - Complete
The Great Character Tutorial: Mary Sue Psychology by CalliScribbles reviews
Have you ever been accused of writing a "Mary Sue?" or accused anyone of the same? Used litmus tests and fretted over whether your character was "too powerful," "not feminine enough," or had "too much backstory?" Like to defend the phenomenon's existence or banish it from the internet forever? Learn more about the psychology and what you can do for your fellow readers and writers.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,496 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/13/2012 - Published: 7/2/2012 - Complete
tonight, today, tomorrow by soo-hwa reviews
to wear your flesh suit proudly
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2012 - Complete
Ash by Saurosuchus reviews
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Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2010 - Complete
Stars by Kiwi Mango reviews
And he keeps wishing.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 527 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/19/2009 - Complete
Book of Plants by Louis Denair reviews
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Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/11/2009 - Complete
Back To Where I Belong by Sierra507 reviews
Meet Romeo and Juliet. They're betrothed engaged to be married, and their families don't hate the other so there's no Capulet-Montague war raging on. Then what's wrong with the picture? Romeo and Juliet hate each other!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 27,305 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 11/12/2008 - Published: 3/18/2008
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How I Know the Robot Apocalypse is Coming
Short poem.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/22/2016 - Complete
Portrait of the Progression to the Modern American Woman reviews
Multi-part poem based on grade-school hand-clapping games and jump-rope rhymes. Prose poetry/flash fiction.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 3 - Words: 717 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 8/22/2016 - Published: 9/9/2013
JENNY & THE LABYRINTH
It's hard to know what's human when everyone disagrees on what that means. No one moreso than Tea, an artificial psychology researcher who gets kidnapped along with the elusive Jenny, her favourite barkeep who's got a fantastic silhouette. Their captors: Labyrinth Corp, an underground org "improving humanity, one clone at a time!"
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 14 - Words: 18,729 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/20/2015 - Published: 4/13/2015
Kate and Leo reviews
Kate and Leo are best friends, but sparks fly in unanticipated directions. In Chapter Five, Kate and Leo attend a football game. Based on Taylor Swift's "Mary's Song Oh My My My " and "You Belong With Me."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,021 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/20/2015 - Published: 11/5/2009
Potential Energy
She remembers how the knife felt in her hands, strong and sturdy, substantial, like for once she was finally taking control.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 724 - Published: 9/30/2015 - Complete
On Being Ladylike in the Middle of Childbirth
When pushing eight-pounds-eleven-ounces / of squishy human infant and bodily fluids from my cervix / I will remember being eleven years old, scolded / in etiquette class to cross my ankles and not my knees.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Published: 7/4/2014 - Complete
What Belongs
Just after Paige is chosen as the Ritualist, her mother reconsiders her faith. One-shot, short scene. Playing with some POV things in the new rewrite of RG.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 491 - Published: 5/13/2014 - Complete
This and That reviews
A daughter reflects on her mother's skewed perception of who she is, and who she was. Brief, one-shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 418 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/6/2014 - Complete
Mott's Soliloquy
Companion story to 'Ritual Girl.' Mott thinks about his last conversation with Paige after she is selected for Ritual Girl. Short, one-shot.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 814 - Published: 4/22/2014 - Complete
Why You Can't Trust Fish
One day the earth will run out of whales / and Siberian tigers and niceness, / but its oceans will always be full—
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Published: 2/24/2014
How to Raise a Child reviews
Young girl, watch how she waddles. / Dressed in fleece from head to toe, / squirming to be released from your arms, / running away, always running away.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/23/2014 - Complete
Ritual Girl reviews
One girl, every year, is chosen to go into the Renewal House in the center of the community. She never comes out.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 55 - Words: 78,833 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 2/22/2014 - Published: 6/11/2012 - Complete
The Train Back
A little angsty piece related to "Things Left Unsaid."
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/11/2013 - Complete
Yellow
Flash-fiction. Meditation on waiting for the next thing, and the next thing, and the next-
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 373 - Published: 10/20/2013 - Complete
Post-Transition
The truth is that I hate / you, but I want you to want me, the pull / of juvenile shoulda-woulda-coulda / that I was denied.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Published: 10/17/2013 - Complete
See Jane Run, Jane Can Run reviews
Iris is a stripper, Frank paints houses. Every morning, like clockwork, they eat cereal. Every night, macaroni and cheese. And Iris can't take it anymore.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 4,886 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/18/2013 - Published: 8/15/2013 - Complete
Photograph Without Time-Lapse Montage
a case of what happened to that girl from so many years ago
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Complete
The way it floats reviews
like your candle on the water.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/28/2013 - Complete
THE CAPITOL
Imitation of Franz Kafka's The Castle. Lint goes to the Capitol on the mission she's assigned, but no one is very accommodating, and in this topsy-turvy world, no place - especially not the Capitol - is what she thought it would be.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,838 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Complete
as you've grown used to reviews
thoughts on the abuse one woman puts up with.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 278 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2013 - Complete
Things left unsaid reviews
A girl and a boy and the things they've left unsaid. Still deciding on the title, suggest one if you like.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/21/2013 - Complete
on searching for human compassion reviews
I hate phone menus - so much that I wrote a poem about them.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/7/2013
wind, interrupted
The wind that threatens to separate the branches from their trees / cannot hurt me.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Published: 4/29/2013
Fortress reviews
You didn't mean to cry / during your speech / at my wedding / last October.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/27/2013
Like Tonight
Vignette on that space between dreamland and awakeness. Flash fiction, one-shot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 502 - Published: 3/17/2013 - Complete
Small Talk
A woman on a plane talks to her neighbour. Short, one-shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 624 - Published: 3/16/2013 - Complete
Nun of That reviews
Miranda wants to become a nun. Rated M for language. One-shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 819 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/23/2013 - Complete
gravity's lullaby reviews
yellow burns, yellow falls.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/21/2013 - Complete
Automated Response reviews
Short fiction detailing the drudgery of the workday and the things that keep us going. One-shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,760 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/15/2012 - Complete
The Games They Played reviews
Meg and Charlie had a summer fling, and Julian has found out. Punches, profanities, and sexual partners are tossed around; egos are hurt. One-shot; rated M for strong language.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,497 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2012 - Complete
the unassuming life
white dots stick to the window / train tracks are empty outside / the fridge, it hums and the cars roar below / but we are protected, inside.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Published: 9/17/2012 - Complete
Hide and Seek reviews
No clue. Not a one. Maybe vampires? Short poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/20/2012 - Complete
Joe, Unpopular
An old poem from a class I took during my first year of uni. You tell me what it's about if you'd like .
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 383 - Published: 7/14/2012 - Complete
The InBetween
First attempt at poetry in a while. Reflections on being in a plane.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Published: 5/28/2012
Okay
Sawyer has a lot of expectations about college. He finds that people smell a lot different than they do in his imagination, plus drinking makes people rather entertaining and people do questionable things in public bathrooms. One-shot.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,097 - Published: 1/1/2012 - Complete
Maggie
Maggie is an average girl in high school. She competes on a gymnastics team, she likes art, and she has a crush on Matt Wigby, who just asked her to lunch. But what happens when there's an entire world she never knew about, waiting for her to join it?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,462 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/8/2011 - Published: 12/15/2010
Paint
They're worlds apart, even though they're husband and wife. Short one-shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 965 - Published: 6/9/2011 - Complete
Observation reviews
A close look at a hallway. Short, one-shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 360 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/7/2011
Serenity
Kate, an English computer programmer, arrives in Japan under certain presumptions. None of them are fulfilled. Quick one-shot.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,015 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Complete
1932 reviews
Louis finds a penny on the floor of the Tube-and then he finds the girl of his dreams. One-shot, fairly quick read. Some offencive language for UK readers.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 666 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Complete
Doubt
The insanity is burning,/Burning, burning, faster than I realise the flame is travelling
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Complete
Abigail
I was in Kumasi Ghana two weeks ago, and this is my reaction to what happened.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 309 - Published: 9/7/2010 - Complete
Adriana, Or: The Girl in Burlap reviews
An unconventional girl meets an unconventional prince. One-shot.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,754 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/27/2009 - Complete
La Casa
Conozco a un chico; Se llama La Muerte. One-shot poem. Idioma: español.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - Spanish - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/28/2009 - Complete
Hush, Little Baby reviews
We had sex there, on the table, burning to our deaths where a life was conceived in the midst of it all. Somehow, I could tell that a life had been bourn, bourn in the middle of death. By the time our child had been conceived, the three of us had been bur
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,110 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/25/2009 - Complete
worthless reviews
A short poem about that lurking feeling of inescapable hopelessness. One-shot.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/14/2009 - Complete
If Looks Could Kill reviews
Dakota and Jeremy are best friends, perhaps even lovers. What Dakota doesn't know is that Jeremy doesn't exist.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,328 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/24/2009 - Complete
The Actress reviews
She started off as an actress, but lost herself. One-shot; complete.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 455 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/24/2009 - Complete
The Harpist
The melody is sweet indeed; A crescendo up an octave, the separate notes Simple to form an elaborate tune But it would be nothing without the hands Which birth the music so tenderly; Patiently sweeping over the strings
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Published: 10/21/2009 - Complete
It's All About the Hunt reviews
A rather personal poem about memories of knives and how it affects me now. One-shot. Psychologically suggestive toward violence. Read with care.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 545 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/11/2009 - Complete
A Pen and Paper reviews
Finding inspiration. One-shot poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/27/2009 - Complete
The Worst of the Worst
More from the universe of "The Student." Wilson has lost his wife, already. But can he also cope with Amanda's death? One-shot.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,083 - Published: 9/25/2009 - Complete
Applesauce
Accompanies "The Student." Amanda causes a nuisance in the mattress shop, and she's just too cute to say 'no.' One-shot.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 812 - Published: 9/25/2009 - Complete
Empty reviews
You're a magician of sorts." - A poem exploring the usage of light. One-shot.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/10/2009 - Complete
The Student
Abby has a secret that she's managed to keep from her husband, Wilson, for quite some time. Jila had the same one, and Benjamin was lucky that Jila was alive. Can Benjamin help Abby before it's too late?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,905 - Published: 8/5/2009 - Complete
No, I Don't Think I Will reviews
Chelsea has duct-taped Evan into a box. It's not criminal; in fact, she's saving all of womankind from the terrible date he is. One-shot.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 371 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/13/2009 - Complete
White Houses reviews
Based on Vanessa Carlton's song, "White Houses" all rights reserved to her . Arden and Karter meet in the dormitories. Two seperate people with two seperate pasts find a way to make a new relationship work.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2009