About Mendalla

Biography
Mendalla

I've been an avid reader since childhood and have dabbled in writing throughout my life. That interest in reading led me to a first career as a librarian before moving into corporate IT where I work today. My writing now consists of over 50 finished stories and poems floating around on the 'Net. I have lived in three cities over the course of my life, all within a couple hours travel of where I was born.

Name:
Scott Vaughan
Sex:
Male 
Age:
55
Sign:
Taurus
Relationship Status:
Married
Location:
Somewhere amongst the trees, Ontario, Canada
Local Time:
24 Jan 2021 00:43
Interests:
Reading, s-f, fantasy, movies, astronomy, physics, paleontology, theology, philosophy. Those are the big ones, There's more.
Favorite Books:
Favorite Authors:
H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville
Favorite Movies:
Star Wars (original trilogy), Alien and Aliens, Blade Runner, The Quiet Earth, Dracula (1931) and the original Universal monster movies in general, Gojira/Godzilla : King of the Monsters (the 1954 original and the 1956 American re-edit), King Kong (1933 and 2005), Planet of the Apes (1966)
Favourite TV Shows:
MASH, Cheers, Star Trek (original and Next Generation), Dr. Who (classic and new), Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, Twin Peaks, Archer
Favorite Music:
I have a broad, at times eclectic and eccentric range of tastes in music. Some particular favorite genres are opera, symphonies (esp. Beethoven and later), prog rock, early rock'n roll, jazz. I like a lot of musicals, but it's not universal.

Some favorite popular artists: Leonard Cohen, AC/DC, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Sarah McLachlan, Yes, Kina Grannis, Peter & Evynne Hollens (Youtube artists), The Moody Blues (and Justin Hayward, their lead singer, as a solo artist).

Some favorite composers: Beethoven, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Verdi, Gilbert & Sullivan
Website:
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Date Joined:
23 Apr 2014
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Stories:
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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 23 Jan 2021 14:07


That made me imagine Sue Sylvester as a lunch lady omg. laughing6

Hmmm. Jane showing up in a track suit with a rack of trays full of things like mac & cheese. I could get behind that. Of course, I would probably end up serving the lunches while you kept Jane busy.evil4

Topic: Literary Inspiration Challenge
Posted: 23 Jan 2021 14:04

Twon't be me who beats you. I've toyed with several ideas for a story for this and none have seen the light of day yet.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 23 Jan 2021 11:58

Woo hoo! As I was typing that, Sara the Cookie Lady arrived. * grabs a couple pecan divines to have with my tea *

(True story: When my son was in one of his schools, forget which one now, they had hot lunches brought once a month or so by a woman who had a franchise for an outfit called Lunch Lady. Her name was Sue. So her web site title was "Sue the London Lunch Lady".clown The jokes wrote themselves, though no legal action ever occurred that I heard of.)

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 23 Jan 2021 11:54

hello1 hello1 for Roland being back. Nice to see you!

Went shopping with the the Mrs. this morning. Now I am nursing a headache, which is unrelated save that being masked for an hour probably didn't help. I have an ambiguous relationship with the damn things. Sometimes I am just fine wearing one for literally hours, other times I start gasping for air after 15 or 20 minutes. These are disposable medical-style masks, not cloth.

Tea and quiet are what I am after, so I shall just brew a cuppa green and then slink off to one of the comfy chairs.

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 20 Jan 2021 13:47

Stephen Harper, our PM prior to Trudeau, used to foster cats for the Ottawa Humane Society in the official residence, which I thought was cool even if I wouldn't vote for the guy on a cold day in hell.

Another day is winding down. Tea and cookies time!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 20 Jan 2021 09:10

Congratulations on your new governing team, Americans! A cake is in order, I think.

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Topic: Today is Survivor/Larry Nigh's Birthday....I started to write this last night and evidently it d
Posted: 19 Jan 2021 15:30

Happy Birthday , Larry !!!!!!!

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Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 19 Jan 2021 13:28

Vibes, Gill, for both your clavicle and your parents.

COVID situation here has improved, at least in my city. Province still needs work. Apparently all people in longterm care in my city should be done for first shot by end of this week. After that, though, we are apparently in trouble due to a major shortage at Pfizer (their plant in Europe is having work done or something). Based on the vaccination plan I have seen so far, I am looking at Spring at the earliest.

Not much else going on. Keep working on some writing in fits and starts (more fits than starts, truth be told).

Tea and couple dog bones. Or are those the dog treats? Oh God, what am I eating?!?!?

Topic: Give something to the person above you
Posted: 18 Jan 2021 14:39

Mini-marshmallows!!!! Bags and bags of them!!

Topic: Inspirations, the Stories Space Coffee House
Posted: 18 Jan 2021 08:34

Yeah, I was happy to see Roland around, too, and told him as much.

Snowing, but just light flurries. Figured winter would be back eventually. At least it's not enough to bother shovelling (yet).

Enjoying some tea as I work from home. Actually, would anyone mind if I just take over a table and chair here for the day? I'm sure the Wifi is decent and if not, there's always my phone's hotspot.

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Story Competitions

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Musings of a Forgotten Deity

I have lived forever, Or so it seems to me, In my little temple, By the shining crystal sea. Some come in celebration, Some have come to sneer, Some have run in terror, I can be one to fear. My power is enormous, My mercy can be rare, Given to the wise folk, Calling me in prayer. But my world is fading, The magic in my heart Feels like it may leave me, I have played my part. My legend may...

Added 30 Oct 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 186 | 6 Comments

Recommended Read Something

Something flew past the bedroom window as Shannon closed it for the night. The dark shape went by quickly, so quickly that Shannon could not really see what it was. Startled, she jumped back. “Probably just a bat or bird,” the young woman muttered as she quickly closed the window and curtains. She did not quite believe that. The shadow passing through the night had seemed too big for...

Added 27 Oct 2020 | Category Horror | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 229 | 10 Comments

Editor's Pick The Goddess Dances

Talala looked down on the city square of Tantovar and smiled. Around her, people danced in a throng that filled the square. The rhythmic beat of hand drums and skirl of pipes filled the air with joyous sounds. “If only I could dance with them,” thought the goddess. But her body of carved stone was affixed to the temple dais. For deities could not enter the world of their own accord. They...

Added 21 Oct 2020 | Category Fantasy | Votes 11 | Avg Score 5 | Views 373 | 11 Comments

My temple

High up among the mountain peaks, 'Midst towering trees and flowing creeks; There I will find a holy space, That’s filled with beauty, love, and Grace. In this temple I shall bow and pray, And worship to the Cosmos pay.    ...

Added 15 Oct 2020 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 201 | 9 Comments

The Goodbye We Never Had

Frank Baldwin stared out the window of his office. The lights of downtown Eversham shone before him. Usually, the mayor smiled when he looked out at those lights. A lifelong resident who had been the city’s mayor for twelve years, Frank was pleased and proud with the work he had done to improve the city. Tonight, though, he gazed out at them and sighed. It was looking like twelve years...

Added 10 Aug 2020 | Category Romance | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 331 | 7 Comments

Recommended Read The Berry Girl

Butterflies and bees danced under the summer sun as Gail walked to the raspberry patch. The heat was increasing as the day wore on but was still bearable. With the lake as her pool, the heat did not really matter to Gail. She would re-apply sunscreen and go for a dip later. Finding a bush with plenty of ripe, red berries, Gail started picking. Her husband Michael was grilling a trout he...

Added 28 Jul 2020 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 594 | 18 Comments

Lady in the Lake

I am slumped in a chair, staring at my newest painting. For over twenty-four hours I have been awake, painting in a near-trance for more than half that time. The painting portrays a scene not far from my studio, a shallow bay on Lake Madeline. A woman emerges naked from the water. An overturned canoe floats nearby. The woman’s name is Lily. Memories flood in. ***** Thunder rumbled in...

Added 30 Sep 2019 | Category Supernatural | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 626 | 11 Comments

Spooky People

Spooky people come out to play. This is now your special day. Scare the other folks away. Spooky people play! Monster people come out to dance, Tonight will be your perfect chance. Caper, spin, stomp, and prance! Monster people dance! Witch-y people grab your broom, Soar up through the twilight gloom, Past the stars you're going to zoom, Witch-y people zoom! Halloween people this is...

Added 31 Oct 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 658 | 5 Comments

Night of the Wind

The rider came swiftly towards Avenigar. Keeping his horse at a fast trot, he reached the cluster of buildings that stood beyond the town’s West gate. Those buildings stood mostly empty and boarded up now that winter had arrived. During the summer, though, they were home to hundreds when trade caravans passed through en route to the mountain passes. Dev Jackelbury, Warden of Avenigar, stood...

Added 13 Oct 2018 | Category Fantasy | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 788 | 8 Comments

On seeing the Light (re)born

I saw the light born and reborn this morning. From dark sea and dim horizon came a holy glow, A signal that night's rule was ending; A first, tentative announcement that light and life would indeed return from the underworld. That first dim glow grew brighter, and my heart quickened, Delighting in the light, celebrating the warmth and brightness that soon would be. Then it happened. In...

Added 15 Jan 2018 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 968 | 5 Comments

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elizabethblack
Yes, congratulations on the comp story.
14 days ago
gillianleeza
Congratulaitons on your comp story.
25 Nov 2020 13:23
elizabethblack
Thinking about you....smile
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04 May 2020 21:26
elizabethblack
Happy Happy Birthday - the best to you
04 May 2020 19:59
elizabethblack
You deserve to have one of the very best birthday's ever....you are a terrific person...
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storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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storiesspace
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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