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Author has written 3 stories for Mortal Instruments.

Hello My Faithfuls!

I've decided that it's high time to make my bio a bit more professional (and up-to-date), so here it goes...

My name is Payton Polanco, and I have been writing for almost my entire life.

Though on this site I tend to publish on the romance side (not that romance is any less of a writing form), I am highly capable of more serious content.

I have been published in an online literary magazine, and have won both regional and national awards for my short stories and poetry. These tend to be of a more serious subject matter, based problems that riddle our world in the current day. From bullying to addiction, I try to capture the cold, hard truth; the world is a scary place, and writing is a way to both cope with the reality of it and show its true colors all in the same breath.

When I was younger, I used to write my own plays, my own songs. Anytime an idea would come to me, I would grab whatever was in my general vicinity (ex. the back of a paper children's menu at a restaurant, along with some crayons to top it off). To be honest, I still do. When an idea strikes, it can be like a hummingbird, wings beating as fast as the speed of light, ready to zip off and out of sight at any moment should it not be caught. At least, that's how it is for me.

I started my first book at seven years old, and it was fittingly titled: The Journey Begins. That was exactly what happened for me and my writing. My journey began with a story of a long lost brother and a magical return, one chapter having been dramatically read out loud by one of my friends as I covered my ears and wished the mortification would end. But that was nowhere near the end.

If any questions or comments arise from this bio, please feel free to PM me at any time.

Thank you,

Payton Polanco


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Dumpster Diving by MerissaFaye reviews
Clary goes to college at The Institute. Her roommate is Isabelle. Clary comes face to face with Jace, helping his sister move in. It's apparent the semester would be tough, when Jace recalls Clary's high school nickname, Dumpster Girl, a name he gave her when he bullied her. Unsurprisingly, Clary is stubborn to forget their past, but Jace is looking to move forward. Can they?
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 107,337 - Reviews: 638 - Favs: 495 - Follows: 759 - Updated: 10/6 - Published: 10/11/2013 - Clary F., Jace W.
Captured by iLoveMeSomeCaptainAmerica reviews
Clary, daughter of Luke Garroway, leader of the Resistance, is captured by the Vampires. She is sold to the mysterious prince and forced to abide by his rules. Struggling to feel hatred towards the monster that is responsible for her mother's death, she must keep her identity a secret in order to protect her people and their cause. "You belong to me." AU.
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 42 - Words: 157,215 - Reviews: 1656 - Favs: 849 - Follows: 1,064 - Updated: 12/3/2016 - Published: 10/6/2013 - Clary F., Jace W.
Morgensterns and Herondales by ShadowAngel100 reviews
The Morgensterns and Herondales have been fighting for generations and nobody knows why.. Well almost nobody. When Clary and Jace fall in love will it stop the fight or only make it worse and will they find out why their friends are acting strange and will they be able to uncover the mysterys of there families pasts. Alittle OOC. AH. Rated T just in case (may be changed). ;)
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,928 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 4/24/2016 - Published: 9/28/2014 - [Clary F., Jace W.]
City of High School by hufflepuffamity reviews
Another all human story. Sue me. Clary Fray is a junior and in advanced classes, and some of her classes are with Jace Lightwood, her best friend's brother. But there's more to Clary's past then meets the eye. Will Jace help her cope with her horrible past? Or will the past repeat itself? Rated T but there's some mature and serious themes. Some Malec and Sizzy. Lots of Clace. :)
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 29 - Words: 50,802 - Reviews: 620 - Favs: 503 - Follows: 467 - Updated: 5/16/2015 - Published: 9/23/2013 - Clary F., Isabelle L., Jace W., Valentine M. - Complete
Hate by iLoveMeSomeCaptainAmerica reviews
Clary is trying to forget, but how can she when her past is coming to get her? After she loses her best friends, her life begins to fall apart. With no one else, Jace, the boy she can't stand, is the only one who can pick up the pieces. . . Everyone could see that they hated each other, but what they couldn't see was that they loved each other more than anything in the world.
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 38 - Words: 146,919 - Reviews: 1342 - Favs: 948 - Follows: 1,068 - Updated: 4/26/2015 - Published: 7/12/2013 - Clary F., Jace W. - Complete
Summer Term by lightlacedwithbeauty reviews
"He's supposedly the hottie professor of the summer." "Ew, Izzy." "Don't tell me you wouldn't bang a hot professor."
Mortal Instruments - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 43,565 - Reviews: 268 - Favs: 290 - Follows: 578 - Updated: 2/24/2015 - Published: 7/13/2013 - Clary F., Jace W.
Fairest of Them All by c.herondale reviews
Clary Fray is supposed to be dead. She was sent to the woods by the queen to be killed. But was saved and taken in by some bandits who train her to become just like them. One day, on a trip to a neighboring kingdom, Jace Herondale runs into some thieves. One that goes by Clary Fray. After, nothing is ever the same. Loosely based on movie Mirror Mirror.
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 27,551 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 205 - Updated: 1/29/2015 - Published: 12/16/2013 - Alec L., Clary F., Jace W., Max L. - Complete
A Love Like War by ThatHippieChick reviews
Clary is an artsy junior (17) in all advanced classes & Jace is a fairly attractive freshman (15) who plays football. Clary is assigned to tutor Jace, who she discovers is her new best friend's brother & also neighbor. They get off to a rough start that blossoms into a mutual hatred & countless pranks, but does fate have something a little more than friendship in mind for the duo?
Mortal Instruments - Rated: M - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 66,682 - Reviews: 204 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 283 - Updated: 12/31/2014 - Published: 9/7/2013 - Clary F., Jace W.
A Blessing in Disguise by Ms. Belikov reviews
ALL HUMAN! Rose Hathaway is a troubled teen sent to a private maximum security Military Academy. During her stay, she meets General Dimitri Belikov, who pushes and challenges Rose to her highest possible limits. Can she break through his tough exterior?
Vampire Academy - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 131,362 - Reviews: 1812 - Favs: 1,107 - Follows: 546 - Updated: 10/24/2014 - Published: 2/19/2011 - Rose H., Dimitri B. - Complete
Truth or Dare by katraj0908 reviews
Game of Truth or Dare Dauntless style. Takes place just after Stage two of initiation :) I do not own the Divergent Trilogy! I didn't put it in my Chapters, but I am not the amazing awe inspiring Veronica Roth!
Divergent Trilogy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 23 - Words: 19,760 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 176 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 7/23/2014 - Published: 5/14/2013 - Tris/Beatrice P., Four/Tobias
Glorious by Nerdcolonist reviews
Clary is what everyone believes to be weak, but she's the most infamous and powerful pirate that sail all the Alicante. Then Jace Herondale comes along and when things begin to change, can Clary keep her priorities straight or will they change?
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 12,313 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 7/13/2014 - Published: 10/15/2013 - [Clary F., Jace W.]
Divergent TobiasFour's Point of View by Johanna8D reviews
Hi everyone! I just love the Divergent series and I wanted to like, explore and understand what Tobias was thinking during the events that happens in the book, so I wrote the story from his P.O.V. Hope it doesn't disappoint!
Divergent Trilogy - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 50,009 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 6/23/2014 - Published: 8/27/2013 - Complete
Something Like Fate by Kate1801 reviews
Brooke is the owner of Clothes Over Bros and its a booming business. Peyton is the owner of Red Bedroom Records and lives with her best friend Mia in New York. When Mia starts modeling for Brooke at Clothes Over Bros Peyton and Brooke seem to be running into each other more often.
One Tree Hill - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,325 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/15/2014
Unbreakable Bonds by Ray'o'Sunshine reviews
Maleficent is reluctant to free her trusted friend and servant. Little does she realize, she will never lose him.
Maleficent - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,158 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 24 - Published: 6/4/2014 - Maleficent, Diaval - Complete
Self Insertion by labelma reviews
What if you woke up one morning and found you were in the Divergent world? This follows the story of two fangirls who together must find out the mystery of how they got there, while simultainiously doing everything they can to not mess up the events of the book. Will they ever get back to their world or will they become part of the Divergent story, and suffer the consequences?
Divergent Trilogy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,213 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 5/17/2014 - Published: 12/21/2013 - Tris/Beatrice P., Four/Tobias, Christina, Eric
Divergent: Truth or Dare (Candor or Dauntless) by ChatterBox1 reviews
The Divergent crew have a game to play, FourTris is not together (Yet.) After initiation no war, but Al is dead because he killed himself. I have a as some might say an interesting mind so there will be dirty dares and swearing.
Divergent Trilogy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 28,414 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 194 - Updated: 4/5/2014 - Published: 8/7/2013 - Tris/Beatrice P., Four/Tobias, Caleb P., Uriah - Complete
Way to You (Four and Tris) by Iris Molefoursted reviews
Tris is in love with Four. But Four, her former intimidating instructor, has a girlfriend, Eliza, who doesn't want to share him with anybody. As much as Tris tries to hide her feelings, she doesn't succeed. And Four, likewise, becomes tense whenever she's near. The story unfolds as Eliza's secret gets revealed and Four and Tris struggles to find their way to each other. (COMPLETE!)
Divergent Trilogy - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 68 - Words: 182,196 - Reviews: 1052 - Favs: 495 - Follows: 339 - Updated: 3/14/2014 - Published: 11/19/2012 - Tris/Beatrice P., Four/Tobias - Complete
Christmas in Vermont, A Christmas President by Da Princes and Me's reviews
Olivia Pope is a teacher in Vermont. It's the holidays and she tells her class her special Xmas wish. Since she was a young girl she always wanted to meet the President of the United States. Discover how her class & friends "gladiate" to make her Xmas Wish happen. Not only could her students make her wish a reality, but they give two people the greatest gift of all; True Love. ;-)
Scandal - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 131,615 - Reviews: 858 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 231 - Updated: 3/4/2014 - Published: 11/21/2013 - Olivia P., Fitzgerald G./Fitz - Complete
You Give Me Love by ForPony39 reviews
An unexpected evening in the company of a pirate. Well, it's one way for Emma to spend a Saturday night. Fourth installment of the You Give Me... series!
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,771 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 295 - Follows: 298 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 6/29/2013 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook - Complete
Cufflinks by Likhoradka reviews
The world is full of creatures that prey on humans. It is up to 'Hunters' to fight against the dark. Lucky Hunters rely on the help of angels they have bound to their service. Sam and Dean may be good Hunters, but they have yet to capture an angel. One day, Sam finds an angel and seizes the opportunity to bind the angel to himself. Little did they know what they were getting into.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 26 - Words: 61,845 - Reviews: 305 - Favs: 620 - Follows: 557 - Updated: 1/14/2014 - Published: 6/23/2012 - [Dean W., Castiel] [Sam W., Gabriel] - Complete
My Fake Boyfriend by IHeartUCato reviews
"'You remember Shauna and Lauren right' I nod. I vaguely remember them as two of Tobias' friends. 'Okay. Now think of every other girl who tries to talk to me or stares at me. None of them leave me alone. Ever. And so if they think I'm dating someone...' 'Then they'll leave you alone.' I finish for him" Eventually FourTris. R&R and ENJOY! Modern AU
Divergent Trilogy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 45,420 - Reviews: 1338 - Favs: 645 - Follows: 657 - Updated: 1/1/2014 - Published: 12/27/2012 - Tris/Beatrice P., Four/Tobias
Maybe just a little jealous by Foreverfirstloves reviews
One-shot! Set after COG. Jace was asked by the Clave to instruct the next generation of Shadowhunters. And parents from all over are sending their children to him. While helping, Isabelle notices that some of the girls seem to really like Jace. What happens when she tells Clary? What will our favorite redhead do to show those girls that Jace is hers? Read and Review! :)
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,693 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 44 - Published: 11/30/2013 - [Jace W., Clary F.] Isabelle L. - Complete
The Deal by wantstowriteforyou reviews
Aria Montgomery and Ezra Fitz end up living together on the Hollis campus ground. High school is the last place they expect to bump into each other.
Pretty Little Liars - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 74,839 - Reviews: 708 - Favs: 209 - Follows: 300 - Updated: 7/27/2013 - Published: 3/26/2012 - Aria M., Ezra F.
You Give Me Hell by ForPony39 reviews
Hook wants pay back after Emma's little marker stunt, and he's going to get it. Well as they say, love is a battle field my friends! Third installment of the "You Give Me..." series!
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,778 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 299 - Follows: 139 - Updated: 3/26/2013 - Published: 3/7/2013 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook - Complete
It's The Great Destiel Shipper, Sam Winchester by thejigsawtimess reviews
What's Sam really doing all that time on the computer? Fangirling. Over Chuck's Supernatural books. Now Wincest might be a bit too much to deal with, but Destiel he might be able to get on board with... Especially after being around the two people involved for three days straight.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 49,641 - Reviews: 329 - Favs: 962 - Follows: 307 - Updated: 3/23/2013 - Published: 11/19/2012 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
You Give Me Chills by ForPony39 reviews
Emma hasn't seen Hook in a day or two after he took care of her while ill, figuring that's not at all like the pirate she looks for him and finds him in a bit of similar trouble. Sequel to "You give me fever"
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,177 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 236 - Updated: 3/5/2013 - Published: 12/11/2012 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook - Complete
Cold Soul No More by ShinyPixieDust reviews
Pagan thinks Dank has forgotten yet another Valentine's Day but has he really? One-Shot
Existence Trilogy, Abbi Glines - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,350 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/25/2013 - Complete
Pirate Ships and Pixie Dust by Wittyheroine reviews
A/U. Regina didn't succeed with her plan. But when Regina escapes her prison intent on revenge, Snow and Charming make a deal with a cunning pirate by the name of Hook to keep their daughter safe. EmmaxHook
Once Upon a Time - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,792 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 200 - Updated: 1/8/2013 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook
You Give Me Fever by ForPony39 reviews
Emma didn't get sick often, but when she did she really got sick. Who can help when she can't help herself? Captain Swan
Once Upon a Time - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,922 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 692 - Follows: 236 - Updated: 12/9/2012 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Emma S., Killian Jones/Captain Hook - Complete
His Sister's Best Friend by dayuuuumgirl reviews
For all intents and purposes, she was only another girl. Looks: average. Shoe size: average. Height: below average. Throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school, she was just his younger sister's best friend. Until she wasn't. T for slight language.
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,767 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 500 - Follows: 164 - Published: 9/13/2012 - Clary F., Jace W. - Complete
Cas' Milkshake by zeppx reviews
It brings all the boys to the yard.
Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 571 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 1,407 - Follows: 120 - Published: 9/6/2011 - Castiel, Dean W. - Complete
Needle and Thread by Misato reviews
The plan doesn't go quite how Castiel expected and Dean's never done first aid on an angel's wing before. H/C, wing!fic, slash.
Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,304 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 688 - Follows: 88 - Published: 8/22/2011 - Castiel, Dean W. - Complete
Covert Casanova by ddpjclaf reviews
She's the artsy, outcast daughter of a rich, crooked lawyer. He's the self-absorbed undercover agent assigned to do whatever it takes to get the goods on daddy-even if that means making a play for his feisty daughter. AU/AH/OOC Fluffy. Lemonade.
Mortal Instruments - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 239,836 - Reviews: 2762 - Favs: 2,942 - Follows: 1,320 - Updated: 6/3/2011 - Published: 7/14/2010 - Jace W., Clary F. - Complete
Secrets, Love, & Lies by DarkDaughter1318 reviews
Dimitri disappeared after he slept with Rose, only to leave her with a bit of a surprise, a beautiful baby girl. Lissa's about to be crowned queen, only adding to Rose's stress, but what happens when Dimitri returns to find Rose with a child?
Vampire Academy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 65 - Words: 117,059 - Reviews: 1162 - Favs: 731 - Follows: 367 - Updated: 11/26/2010 - Published: 9/30/2010 - Rose H., Dimitri B. - Complete
Eskimo Kisses and Tickle Fights by thecouchcarrot reviews
Slight AU one-shot. Human!Cas, established relationship Dean/Cas, unabashedly fluffy. A story about things that real men do not do. "Isn't that kind of what you do anyways? Snuggle?" "We do not snuggle," Dean asserted. "We spoon manfully. For warmth."
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,892 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 672 - Follows: 49 - Published: 7/1/2010 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
How to Romance a Human by cloudyjenn reviews
Castiel consults a Cosmo article in order to seduce Dean.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,717 - Reviews: 507 - Favs: 2,509 - Follows: 273 - Published: 4/23/2010 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
Clue Feathers by cloudyjenn reviews
Something is seriously messed up with Castiel's wings.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,735 - Reviews: 216 - Favs: 1,969 - Follows: 219 - Published: 3/5/2010 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
The Request by cloudyjenn reviews
When Sam Winchester prays for his brother, Castiel is finally sent on his very first assignment. But what should be a simple love match turns into much more and Castiel finds himself risking everything to ensure the happiness of his frustrating charge.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 38,602 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 1,625 - Follows: 156 - Published: 3/3/2010 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
txt msg by Daria234 reviews
Humor one-shot about Dean/Cas. Originally written for a prompt on comment fic on livejournal, "For a guy who never talks you sure send some racy text messages." Set while angels and demons are looking for Dean since he is supposed to be a vessel,Season 5
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 1,132 - Follows: 82 - Published: 2/18/2010 - Castiel, Dean W. - Complete
Castiel and Slash Fiction by JoyHeart reviews
Sam and Dean showed Castiel what slash fiction was. This was a mistake. Especially when Chuck publishes the Supernatural books that Castiel happens to be in, allowing fangirls to make a new slash pairing. Crack.
Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,256 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 984 - Follows: 119 - Published: 1/27/2010 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
4 Times Cas Took Liberties and Dean Didn't Know by ScottyFTW reviews
...and one time Dean totally knew. Dean/Castiel. Crackish.
Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,310 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 809 - Follows: 71 - Published: 12/7/2009 - Dean W., Castiel - Complete
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The BFB Dilemma reviews
Best friend's brother. Sister's best friend. They both have one thing in common: Off limits. Jace Lightwood. Clary Fray. They both have one thing in common: Enemies. Love. Hate. They both have one thing in common: A thin line. So what happens for Clary when off limit enemies find that thin line? Of course, without a doubt, The Best Friend's Brother Dilemma.
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 52,108 - Reviews: 215 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 301 - Updated: 11/18 - Published: 11/6/2016 - Clary F., Jace W.
Treble Hearts reviews
"He sucks... He's an idiot... I hate him." It goes without saying that Clary Fray - aspiring music artist - is not the biggest fan of Jace Herondale - famous musician. Jace is cocky, arrogant, and one of Clary's biggest nightmares, but when a golden opportunity and a new reality show push the two together, as the saying goes: There's a thin line between love and hate.
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,328 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 10/28/2016 - Published: 2/26/2016 - [Clary F., Jace W.]
The Bachelor reviews
Clary and Jace have been best friends forever, so when Jace is chosen as the Bachelor, he asks Clary if she will be a bachelorette to come with him. As his best friend and spy. But the game changes for Clary when she realizes she has more than freindly feelings for Jace. Will she tell him, and really enter the competition? Will sparks fly, or will love die?
Mortal Instruments - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 37 - Words: 79,164 - Reviews: 1090 - Favs: 601 - Follows: 702 - Updated: 6/4/2016 - Published: 3/22/2014 - Clary F., Jace W. - Complete