Mandyla
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Author has written 19 stories for Supernatural, Humor, Fantasy, School, Mystery, Life, Family, Nature, Young Adult, Romance, General, Fantasy, and General.

Sometimes I wish there was someone to write these biography-ish things for me, I can't write well about myself to save my life. Anyway. . .my name's Amanda, call me Mandy if you wish. My pen name is based on Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, only instead of Shay-La, it's Mandyla.

I'm a junior in college at Carroll University where I'm majoring in biochemistry with a minor in writing. I'm shy and quiet, but can be extremely hyper and random when necessary. I have a tendency to completely zone out in the middle of a conversation and am easily distracted and am a horrible procrastinator. I'm a total klutz and am always getting myself into socially awkward situations. I laugh way too much and am a bit of a creeper when I want to be.

You can look me up on Tumblr by the same username.


So a bit about my writing...I read a lot of fantasy, so most of what I write leans in that direction. Despite the fact that I'm horrible with romance, it always finds a way to weasle into plot lines somewhere. I like realistic endings. In other words, I like it when things go wrong and the damsel in distress ends up getting eaten by the dragon (a bit of an overstatement, but you get my point). Don't get me wrong, I'm not a completely depressing person and I do enjoy a nice happy ending as long as it's realistic.

Please leave reviews! I'll return the favor when I get the chance, though, I warn you, it probably won't be very constructive because I'm easily impressed. Don't flame me, though. You flame me...well, let's just say I won't be your friend.

Oh, and no sticky fingers. Steal my stuff and I will hunt you down. No joke.

Completed Stories:

The Last Ones: When his sister Akira is bitten by a vampire, Lance Strongblood seeks out the help of Ileea, a mysterious young vampire hunter who knows more about the Strongblood siblings than they know about themselves. At the discovery that Akira's transformation is more than just a freak accident, the two go in search of a way to reverse what happened. They soon learn from Ileea that dark forces are work, leaving the two in the center of a millennium-old quest for vengence. With the ruthless, sardonic vampire Neci on their trail, the three attempt to find a way to stop her. But Ileea has a secret, a dark secret that may jeopardize their ability to survive this nightmare. Favorite Chapter: 18 Currently undergoing editing.

Some Things Change, Some Things Don't: Two years have passed since they've seen each other, but now he's returned to find her with two things on his mind: convince her to join the secret organization that not only gave him his new start, but also seeks the extinction of the creatures she hunts; and win her back. At all costs.Favorite Chapter: 1

Life on the Other Side: After hiding his special abilities from everyone for years, Ash is suddenly discovered and shipped off to an island for the gifted where he meets Solana, a young woman who has spent most of her life on the island. When Ash gets caught up with the wrong group of people, he learns that Solana knows more than she lets on. To save his life, he may have to return to the place that wanted him gone to begin with, but even that may not be enough. Favorite Chapter: 5

Stories Being Worked On:

The Truth Lies in the Shadows- This is my NaNoWriMo novel for 2011, and though I did win with a total of 50009 words, it is no where near completion. From a young age, the people of Creighton have been taught to fear the Shadow Walkers, mysterious beings known only for stealing the souls of anyone unfortunate enough to cross their paths at night. Elle Addison, advisor to Creighton’s spiritual leader, knows better than anyone the benefits of remaining within the walls of the city for protection. She is well known for her ability to console those affected by Shadow Walkers, almost as if she knows exactly how they feel and exactly what they need to hear. But when her mother's body is found with the mark of the Shadow Walkers, none of her experience can protect her from the downward spiral she finds herself in. Everything changes when the spiritual leader from another city arrives unexpectedly. As his visit wears on, Elle can't shake the strange feelings she has whenever she finds herself in his presence. Her feelings grow into doubts as she begins to suspect the man is hiding something. The man is not who he claims to be, but his true identity will cause Elle to embark on a journey to discover the truth about her home and even herself. *Being completed during NaNoWriMo 2012

Stories on Hiatus:

Secrets of the Lamhostil- This is technically the sequel the The Last Ones but should be able to stand alone for those who haven't read it. Essentially, this takes place where the first one left off, except seventeen years in the future. Kyra is seventeen and has been trained as a ruthless vampire hunter by her mother. She knows the stories of her ancestry and the vampires that hunt her family, but there are secrets she doesn't know. What she wants to know about most is her father, a topic her mother won't speak of. When her mother's shady past catches up with her, Kyra is left to discover these secrets by herself with only the knowledge that someone will be looking for her...someone her mother has kept secret from her for her entire life. While secrets start to unravel, Kyra finds herself in the midst of a dangerous plot...one that may finally bring about the end of the Lamhostil line.

Whispers in My Mind: Sierra Anglowski has been a normal girl all her life. Now, after a chance event triggers a gift she never knew she had, she finds herself shipped off to Ringshore Academy for the Exceptionally Gifted with the rest of the "freaks". While there, she eventually begins to warm up to the idea of being gifted, until things start happening. Things that are strange even for Ringshore. And she seems to be the cause of them. Only one person may be able to help her...a very unlikely ally.

Waiting for the Answer: It's summer. Children should be laughing out in the streets, beaches should be flocked with swimmers and sunbathers, the world should be smiling. But it's not. It's been six months since the day that changed everything in the lives of those within the high-school walls. Power struggles and diminishing supplies have led to a divided society. I don't want to choose sides. I just want to fix this mess. I want to know what caused this.

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I don't write much poetry, but when I do it's usually for an English assignment or some kind of outlet for what I'm feeling.

MHS Tales: Mr. Viemeister- written as a parody of Canterbury Tales based on a teacher at my school

Ode to My Red Pen- written as an example of an ode after a week-long unit on odes

The Chemistry of Study Hall- my first non-assignment poem, inspired by my study hall first semester senior year, written after I noticed some things that I'd never noticed before while I was doing homework

It's Your Spotlight and Mother, Why?- both of these were written on the same night when I was again feeling like the unloved, unimportant eldest daughter (it was quite the pity party); the first is to my sister, the second to my mother; I'd thought about writing these for quite a while and finally decided to put them down on paper

The Lily- something I wrote for my mom for Mothers' Day about her favorite flower; very corny in my opinion

Demons in the Night and Popsicle- both written for the poetry unit of my introductory creative writing class; Demons is a villanelle while Popsicle is freeform

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One shots really aren't my forte, I prefer longer, drawn-out stories.

Let It Loose: This is dedicated to and inspired by my friends Elizabeth and Corinne (Congrats on everything ladies!). Angela is the valdedictorian of her class, but what she had been looking forward to all her life suddenly seems like the last thing she wants do. Throwing caution to the wind, she speaks her mind to her classmates, revealing herself as more than a quiet bookworm.

Behind the Guise: This was written for the first round of the Roadhouse Writing Contest. It's my attempt at writing a mystery story with a twist. Apparently, it worked, because I won!

Second Soul: This is an idea I've been playing with in my head for a while. It's based on the premise that two souls can inhabit one body and the trials that come with such a situation. In the future, I may expand on it more when I can better solidify where I want to take it.


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Heal by Dreamers-Requiem reviews
100ThemesChallenge. She had put the past behind her, but when he reappears she realises the past will always catch up.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,471 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/20/2010 - Complete
Seven Sins Haikus by AvidWriter-92 reviews
Here are the Seven Sins, written in the format of a haiku... A little ironic? Enjoy! ;D
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Complete
Letter From a Serial Killer A Satire by Carol Ruth reviews
A serial killers complains about how television is so judgemental of her and her fellow population control activists.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 496 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/20/2010 - Complete
Cake by Lady Obsess A Lot reviews
Eve is pregnant, but is the father her boyfriend Ryan or his best friend Noz?
Fiction: Play - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,753 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/15/2010 - Complete
Celebrities are but Circus Performers by Katenick
Think about it. Was there ever a serious celebrity, one who was a celebrity that helped the world? Those are few and far my friends. Now-a-days, you can be famous if you weight over four hundred pounds or your daddy's famous.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/2/2010 - Complete
Do You Have a Staring Problem, or is it Just Me? by perfectly bemused reviews
ONE-SHOT “He stares at you.“ “He doesn’t stare, he watches.” “Same difference.” “It’s not the same thing!” I realized my voice had risen a few decibels and toned it down. “Staring is creepy, watching is… something else.”
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,424 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Complete
Phantasm by Dear Internet reviews
ONESHOT In a world where supernatural creatures are governed by the Court, Elle works as a legal bounty hunter for small time cases. When a case comes her way, she can't turn it down if she wants to pay the rent, even if zombies are involved.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,750 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/24/2010 - Complete
You Belong With Me by Red Rose Black Ink reviews
Songfic to the Taylor Swift song... But if there's two sides to every story, isn't there two to every song, as well?
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/14/2010 - Complete
Who Is This OhSoSexy Vampire? by Sarah Michelle O reviews
Little Red Riding Hood's read Twilight. She meets a vampire instead of the Big Bad Wolf. Unfortunately, she fancies herself the next Bella Swan instead of the next Buffy Summers. Will she discover the truth about vampires before it's too late?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,141 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/3/2010 - Complete
The Shattering Of Fantasy by sleeping-is-for-slackers
A schism has appeared and she doesn't know what to do about it. Sad little fic I originally wrote for school. Doesn't end happily. You've been warned.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,169 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/2/2010 - Complete
Other Side of the Story by WhenItRains reviews
It was an innocent physics project that turned into something more and all Chantel could do was sit back and watch as her boyfriend fell for someone else.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,013 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Published: 12/30/2009 - Complete
Last Steps by NemoniaDeCardie
I'm a Junior in High School and this really made me feel so proud
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/30/2009
The Written Word by Kathryn Stroude
I was puzzling over this question in class one day: who really knows me best?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/26/2009 - Complete
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The Truth Lies in the Shadows
A NaNoWriMo novel. Synopsis inside.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 37 - Words: 104,931 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/12/2013 - Published: 11/4/2011
Popsicle reviews
One of the greatest heartbreaks a child experiences.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Complete
Demons of the Night
A villanelle
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 192 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/18/2011 - Complete
Second Soul
Eric wakes up to find himself in an unfamiliar place. Sure, it's not the first time it's happened, but that doesn't mean he's happy with how he got there.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,354 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Complete
The Last Ones reviews
No one thought anything of the holes in her neck, but when no one was looking, she mysteriously disappeared again. That's why I contacted you. Your reputation precedes you, and we need you to find her. *Edited Verson*
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,497 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 10/12/2010
Behind the Guise reviews
A classic "whodunit"...with a little twist. Written for the RHWC-R1
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,992 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Complete
Secrets of the Lamhostil reviews
A shiver went down Kyra’s spine, but she had to keep her cool. This vampire thought he had her completely in his control because he had taken away her only weapon and she was no match for his strength. But he didn’t know who she was.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,605 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/29/2010 - Published: 7/30/2010
Waiting for the Answer reviews
Sixth months. Today was exactly six months since that fateful day that changed all of our lives. I wondered if anyone else realized that.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,282 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/15/2010 - Published: 3/13/2010
Life on the Other Side reviews
“When they find someone with a special ability over there, they get shipped off like that. You’ve got to be able to adapt quickly or you’ll end up in a box somewhere begging for food."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,954 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/9/2010 - Published: 12/12/2009 - Complete
The Last Ones Unedited Version reviews
."You're following us and you haven't taken the chance to shoot me while I'm standing here. If there wasn't something fishy going on, you wouldn't be standing here arguing with me." See profile for edited version.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 38,473 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/30/2010 - Published: 11/23/2009 - Complete
Some Things Change, Some Things Don't reviews
He shook his head, refusing to let this go. He took off after her, intent on catching her. She wouldn't escape him this time. She would see his side of things whether she wanted to or not, and he would prove to her that she was wrong.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,244 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/23/2010 - Published: 6/9/2010 - Complete
Let It Loose reviews
Did she really think she would make an impression on these people with a few carefully constructed paragraphs of cookie-cutter wisdom you could find in any graduation speech? Of course not.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,007 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/19/2010 - Complete
The Lily reviews
The day finally comes. The dawn brings change as the Lily blooms in full color, its bright hue shining for the world to see.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/10/2010 - Complete
Mother, Why? reviews
What does that make me, Mom? Am I the screw up? Am I the flawed first try?
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/16/2010 - Complete
It's Your Spotlight
One day, sister, that’s all I ask. One day to say this is my spotlight, not yours.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Published: 4/16/2010 - Complete
Whispers in My Mind reviews
And now I was being shipped off to Ringshore Academy for the Exceptionally Gifted with all the other freaks. That’s what the school really was, a place for the freaks that no one wanted to deal with.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,428 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/6/2010 - Published: 11/30/2009
MHS Tales: Mr Viemeister reviews
An assignment for English based on the Canterbury Tales, written about a new band director we had that no one really liked all that much.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/27/2009 - Complete
The Chemistry of Study Hall reviews
No grades. No lectures. No pressure. This is study hall.
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 624 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/18/2009 - Complete
Ode to my Red Pen
Written as an assignment for English class: The most frightening tool in journalism is the red pen. The bond between an editor and his or her red pen is a special one, and that is exactly what this ode is about. . .if a little exaggerated.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Published: 11/24/2009 - Complete