LaraVH

United Kingdom

Student studying many subjects (ah, the International Baccalaureate) but I enjoy History and English the most
Proud Slytherin
She/her, 17 and English :)

Message from Writer

Heya! I'm currently working on a mystery short story but I also have a published novel (ebook only) called 'The Forgotten Ones' if you wish to check it out :)

Oh and I'm happy to read/edit/review work if people want, but I am very particular about grammar/spelling etc so it depends how truthful you want me to be I guess...

Poetry is a recent favourite of mine, but one that I love alongside historical fiction, dragons and cats. And I'm a Jane Austen fan as well :)
I like writing poetry, novels, flash fiction, short stories... anything really!

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LaraVH (United Kingdom) published:

Buried Deep In The Woods

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Buried deep in the woods are three gravestones. They are polished and have bunches of flowers laid lovingly against their embellished faces. A candle burns sometimes, lit on a Sunday, and the birth and death dates are heartbreakingly close together.

Ellie found them in the middle of the coldest winter ever recorded in their part of the world, as if they had just been blinked into existence. She spent most of her time crawling about in the woods, much to...

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LaraVH (United Kingdom) published:

Finally, We Say

PROMPT: Speechwriting Competition 2020

You call us snowflakes, you call us weak and stupid and lazy. You say “back in my day” and you reminisce about the hardships which you grew up surrounded by and you sneer if we so much as shed a tear.

You say that we do not care about politics, that we are slothlike and greedy and that we don’t know anything. And yet, when we speak up, you tell us that we are too young to know anything. What...

about 2 months ago

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LaraVH (United Kingdom) published:

Unbound

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That moment, you know the one, when the entire world
just seems to be holding its breath, waiting for it to begin. 
The trees, green and trembling, wave their branches, 
perhaps as a kind of warning, 
and the birds wheel throughout the darkening sky, calling to each other 
and finding somewhere to shelter. 
Wind rustles the sultry, humid air, bringing a delightfully cool breeze, 
and as everything waits with bated breath, 
everything seems that much fresher, freer. 
The sky, once...

about 2 months ago

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LaraVH (United Kingdom) published:

Leaders of Their Ages

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Ash billows like smoke, stark against the fire-lit sky
Glowing sun exists no more
Hidden behind clouds of dust and despair and decay
Makeshift camps set along the shore
Sounds of desperation shake the ground

She strides from group to group
Hair bright scarlet as the sky
A sword at her hip and a gun over her shoulder
Ignoring those who whisper why
There is no answer to be found here

Colourless waves unfurling their cold fingers
Rocky beach littered...

about 2 months ago

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LaraVH (United Kingdom) published:

The Queen

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2020

The letter was addressed to Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England and Former Queen of French, containing news for the soon-to-be Mother of the King of England.

She allowed herself to smile and send a prayer upwards. Sixteen long years she’d been trapped in these rooms. Confined under house arrest, as Henry had called it, with that sadistic glint in his eye. She’d always hated that glint, although she’d managed to pretend, at the beginning of it all, that...

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3 months ago

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LaraVH (United Kingdom) published:

The Queen

PROMPT: Historical Fiction Competition 2020

The letter was addressed to Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England and Former Queen of French, containing news for the soon-to-be Mother of the King of England.

She allowed herself to smile and send a prayer upwards. Sixteen long years she’d been trapped in these rooms. Confined under house arrest, as Henry had called it, with that sadistic glint in his eye. She’d always hated that glint, although she’d managed to pretend, at the beginning of it all, that...

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3 months ago

LaraVH (United Kingdom) reviewed:

to speak

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Really liked it :)

3 months ago