My Writing

Taleth’s Stories

Who and what do I write about?

Like I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this site, I write what I would like to read. That means that I want to write stories in all kinds of genres–sci-fi, fantasy, crime, thriller, horror, historical fiction, whatever–featuring girls like me! Girls that like other girls.

While everyone loves a good heart-wrenching story about a teenager coming to terms with being gay and then dealing with the struggles of coming out blah blah… these stories are hugely important, but they can get a little depressing. I’m looking for escapism here!

My stories are never about a girl being bi or gay. They’re about a girl doing some cool shit–fighting dragons, saving a city, running away from the mafia–and if she happens to find love along the way–with another woman–cool shit. You know, hashtagrelatable.

So far I only have 5 stories on Wattpad available for free. There is Alex’s Girl (my first book), Lost Then Found (the sequel, currently in progress), A Method of Discipline (a non-canon spin off), The Locker Room (another non-canon spinoff), and Little Red Riding Hoodie (a short story re-telling of the classic fairytale, with a twist)

Read more about them below!

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Alex’s Girl

AlexsGirl

Rating: Mature

Genre: Romance/Crime/Mafia

Status: Complete.

When trouble-making 17-year-old Valerie Greco sabotages her father’s meeting, she soon learns that she accidentally just ruined a peace treaty a few hundred years in the making and re-ignited a war between two very powerful families. Now Val is on the run, desperately looking for a way to stay out of her father’s clutches… as well as the rival family that would like to find–and kill–her first.

Enter Alex, a cold, no-nonsense woman in her early twenties. Known for being standoffish and a bit of a mystery, she doesn’t expect much when she hires Val–a girl who seemingly wandered into her bar with nowhere to go–as a busgirl.

The two grow closer as Alex allows Val to stay at her place, but both harbor secrets that will threaten them both unless they can find a way to work together.

Okay, it is impossible to summarize this story for some reason, but it’s pretty popular on Wattpad, with 1.8 million views, 44K votes, and over 21K comments. These numbers only increase every day. At it’s height of popularity it had hit rank #78 in romance (Wattpad’s most popular genre) and #56 in non-teen fiction.

I’d definitely give it a chance despite my less-than-adequate summary.

Read Alex’s Girl by clicking here.

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Lost Then Found

(Sequel to Alex’s Girl)

LostThenFound

Rating: Mature

Genre: Romance/Action/Crime/Mafia/New Adult

Status: In Progress

Summary (SPOILERS, do not read if you have not finished book 1):

It has been seven years since the events of ‘Alex’s Girl’, where Alexis Sterling loved then lost Valerie Greco, a troubled but selfless young woman who managed to sneak her way into Alex’s heart when she wasn’t looking.

Though Alex still misses Val every day, she has tried to move on with her life. She has become an emergency room doctor, she’s moved into a beautiful new home, and she’s even made some new friends. She also spends a lot of her time witnessing firsthand the ripple effect her actions seven years ago have caused her beloved city, with mob violence growing increasingly out of control and the hospitals quickly filling to capacity with more and more victims.

Tensions are high as the Costa crime family are more powerful than they have ever been before, bringing the city to its very knees. And to make matters worse, Alex has unwittingly befriended the daughter of her most hated enemy, Ciro Costa, the man responsible for Val’s death.

The Grecos, on the other hand, have been laying low the last seven years, their illegal operations mostly cloaked in shadows… that is… until now.

The Grecos are back, and they’re back with a vengeance that demands blood. Their sudden comeback as a powerhouse crime family has Alex asking, how? Or perhaps the question she should be asking is, who?

Read Lost Then Found by clicking here.

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Little Red Riding Hoodie

Little Red Riding Hoodie Cover

Rating: Teen

Genre: Short Story/Romance/Fairy Tale/Young Adult

Status: Complete.

17 year old Scarlet Redmond has a secret, and that secret is the beautiful, smart, goody-goody popular girl Jacqueline Hunter.

Living in Deep Wood, a rural farming town in Idaho that hasn’t changed much since the 1800s, Scarlet has to keep her relationship with Hunter a secret lest they fall prey to the homophobic bullying of their classmates.

One day, on her way to visit her grandmother, Scarlet meets the enigmatic social pariah known as Mara Wolf, a mysterious girl surrounded by infamy and damning rumors. Wolf doesn’t seem to want to leave Scarlet alone, and there’s something about her infuriating smile that makes it seem as though Wolf knows everyone’s secret… even Scarlet’s.

This story was written as an entry for the @lgbtq ‘Once Upon A Time’ contest and was an ‘honorary mention’.

Read Little Red Riding Hoodie by clicking here.

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The Locker Room

The Locker Room (1)

Rating: Teen

Genre: Romance/Young Adult

Status: Complete.

Valerie Greco hates Alexis Sterling, and the feeling is mutual. It seems as if the two have been at war ever since they stepped foot on campus, although no one really knows why. The one thing they are forced to play nice for is their soccer team, but they’ve just played the final game of the year, and Val has some unfinished business with the Sterling girl before the night is through.

***NOTICE: This short story is NOT in ANY WAY related to the storyline in ‘Alex’s Girl’ or ‘Lost Then Found’. I repeat: NOT RELATED. Not a prequel. Not a spinoff. Not related. It merely uses heavily tweaked, 2D versions of the same characters. You will find their actions rather out-of-character (or in-character if they were drunk, dumb teenagers with completely different lives/backstories).

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A Method of Discipline

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Rating: Mature

Category: One-shot/Romance/Adult

Status: Complete 

Valerie Greco, the school’s notorious troublemaker, stopped bothering to show up to detention weeks ago. In a desperate attempt to get the problem student in control, the principal instead sentences her to be a slave to Ms. Sterling, an English teacher known for having a ruthless, ‘no-bullshit’ attitude.

But can Ms. Sterling figure out an effective method of keeping the student in check? Or will Val’s out-of-control behavior finally get her expelled?

This was written as a stand-alone one-shot for a competition hosted on Wattpad and I’m happy to say that it won!

Read A Method of Discipline by click here.

***NOTICE: This short story is NOT in ANY WAY related to the storyline in ‘Alex’s Girl’ or ‘Lost Then Found’. I repeat: NOT RELATED. Not a prequel. Not a spinoff. Not related. It merely uses heavily tweaked, 2D versions of the same characters. You will find their actions rather out-of-character (or in-character if they were drunk, dumb teenagers with completely different lives/backstories).

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All stories are copy-righted, and yes, I am more than willing to lawyer-up and sue the fuck out of you, so I wouldn’t risk it.

8 thoughts on “My Writing

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  1. Ive not noticed any science fiction in wattpad are you posting stories on other sites ? I enjoy the alex series, i would buy your stuff.

    1. Hi there!

      No, I mention that I enjoy writing sci-fi but I have not posted any to Wattpad yet 🙂

      and thank you very much! Hopefully one day you will be able to.

      -Taleth.

    1. Hi there!

      I really don’t know, I just bought the image off some stock photo website like shutterstock. Honestly those models don’t even look like how I picture them, but they’re just first draft/Wattpad covers so for $15 it was a steal.

  2. Cant wait for an update for lost and then found i read alex’s girl and all 8 chapters of lost and then found within the past week was dissapointed when what was available was finished… i need answers hahah i love the story!

  3. Hey ! My girlfriend and I really enjoyed reading Alex’s Girl and Lost then Found. Your writing skills are amazing.Whn are you going to update Lost then Found ?

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