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Lost Then Found: Chapter Eight

Update: Chapter Eight is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties. Hopefully Wattpad stops being garbage at some point today. Sorry!

Hello!

As you can see, Chapter Eight of Lost Then Found has been posted to Wattpad, and you can read it now by clicking HERE.

It’s a bit of a doozy so uh, buckle up.

If you need a refresher, here’s a link to Chapter Seven.

Chapter Song is Kill V. Maim by Grimes. It literally has the words “Italian Mobster” and “B-E-H-A-V-E ARREST US!” and “I don’t behave!” which I liked bc lol #SoVal. Like to me this song is her theme song the way the song Help I’m Alive (by Metric) was for her in Alex’s Girl. Also the song is just super weird and catchy. Happy listening!

Happy reading!

Taleth.

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Lost Then Found: Chapter 6 Preview

Halloooo my favorite minions!

I know this has taken a while. I actually meant to post this sooner, but I kept forgetting to (sorry.)

I’m trying to think if there’s anything worth reporting to you guys…. hmmm nope.

So please enjoy this (fairly long) preview of chapter 6!

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“Do you love her?” I asked suddenly, instantly wishing I hadn’t. I already knew, so why did I ask?

Alex’s lips parted slightly, her eyes widening. She seemed as surprised at being asked the question as I was for asking it. She only allowed her surprise to show for a split second before she quickly cast her eyes downwards, a crease forming in her brow as she avoided my searching gaze. 

After a brief moment of silent contemplation, she said, “Yes, I do.” She turned to look at me. “I do love her,” she stated, this time with more confidence. A strange but beautiful smile spread across her face. It didn’t quite match the look in her eyes, like she wasn’t sure whether she was happy or sad.

“Why are you smiling like that?” I asked, wondering if my question had prompted her to finally find an answer to a question she had already been asking herself.

“It’s just… there’s something strange about hearing that question from you. Do you love her,” she repeated, appearing thoughtful. “That question.”

“Why?”

She hesitated for a flicker of a second before she said, “Because I loved you first.”

Loved.

Her words had barely finished processing before she hastened to change the subject. “What about you and Claire?”

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As always, text in previews are always subject to change before the final draft.

Wasn’t sure whether to write this chapter in Val’s POV or not but she was being real annoying about it so I was like “Fine, you get another.” Back to 3rd person for Chapter 7.

The long awaited talk is nigh! I couldn’t really post anything else without giving away some key details so this will have to do.

Hoping to post chapter 6 this month! I’m veeeeery busy (even more so now that I’ve been promoted at my job) but I am hoping that I will have some time to get it out before November.

If you’re one of those awesome readers who follows me on all or at least one of my social media platforms and knows not to inundate my inbox with questions about my update schedule… then you can read no further and go enjoy your day, you lil smarty pants you.

If you are, at this very moment, seriously considering sending me another Email/PM/DM/comment/etc to ask me when I plan on updating, please click on these links below and follow me:

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER BECAUSE MY EVERY MUNDANE THOUGHT IS INTERESTING I SWEAR.

STALK ME ON INSTAGRAM I POST FUNNY LESBIAN MEMES AND HOE FILTER SELFIES.

ASK ME QUESTIONS I’VE ALREADY BEEN ASKED A THOUSAND TIMES BEFORE OR OVERLY PERSONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT MY SEX LIFE ON MY ASK.FM.

FOLLOW MY FACEBOOK PAGE SO YOU GET UPDATED THE SECOND I POST SOMETHING IF WATTPAD FAILS TO NOTIFY YOU.

FOLLOW ME ON WATTPAD BECAUSE SERIOUSLY, HOW ARE YOU NOT ALREADY?

Aaaand posting this took about 2 hours longer than I thought it would, so I’m going to bed because I’m going to be a zombie tomorrow.

Goodnight and see you all soon for Chapter 6 😉

-Taleth.

P.S

I was just joking. Please don’t send me overly personal questions about my sex life.

Lost Then Found: Read Chapter Five Now!

Hi guys!

Click here to read Chapter Five of Lost Then Found.

PHEW. What a long wait, huh?

Again, thanks to everyone for being so patient. I had a loooot going on the past few months and it made it really difficult to stick to my update-a-month schedule that I was trying so hard to stick to. Writing is hard, guys.

I’d read the latest chapter first before reading this blog post any further (not that there’s anything particularly spoilery, but just in case.)

Ahem.

This chapter, which is 52 pages long in Microsoft Word, is 100% Val-centric. It’s basically a ‘day-in-the-life-of-our-favorite-mob-boss’ chapter, which I think is good because everyone has been asking to be in her head, and frankly I missed being in there anyway. It’s a good glimpse into what Val has going on, since the story has been very Alex-focused up until this point. Alex does show up eventually, though, so I’m sure that was a big relief to those of you that have been Sterling’d, which is probably 99% of you.

I’m excited about writing the next chapter because I get to have the two of them in the same room again, for longer than ten minutes, for the first time in forever. Writing them separately is a huge pain. I’m so used to them occupying the same space a la Alex’s Girl.

I’d love to know what you guys think of the chapter (as per usual) so feel free to leave comments here or on Wattpad.

Here’s the chapter song! Castle by Halsey (who, by the way, I will be going to see at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. If I can get Halsey to make out with me I will of course let you all know so I can brag about it.)

 

Sick of all these people talking, sick of all this noise
Tired of all these cameras flashing, sick of being poised
Now my neck is open wide, begging for a fist around it
Already choking on my pride, so there’s no use crying about it

(Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei)

I’m headed straight for the castle
They wanna make me their queen
And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying that I probably shouldn’t be so mean
I’m headed straight for the castle
They’ve got the kingdom locked up
And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut

Straight for the castle

Oh, all of these minutes passing, sick of feeling used
If you wanna break these walls down, you’re gonna get bruised
Now my neck is open wide, begging for a fist around it
Already choking on my pride, so there’s no use crying about it

(Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei)

I’m headed straight for the castle
They wanna make me their queen
And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying that I probably shouldn’t be so mean
I’m headed straight for the castle
They’ve got the kingdom locked up
And there’s an old man sitting on the throne that’s saying I should probably keep my pretty mouth shut

Straight for the castle

In other news, the Skype Group Chat is still going on! We’re a bunch of fun chicks that you should come hang out with. To join just add me on Skype (by searching for me via my Email, Taleth.Phaulkon@gmail.com) and after I’ve accepted your add request PLEASE send me a message letting me know you’d like to be added to the group. It’s really that easy, I promise.

ALSO I’m very active on Twitter now, so that’s the best place to go if you’re looking for more consistent, frequent updates on my writing progress. My most recent writing-progress related tweet will always be pinned to the top of my Twitter profile.

Not that I don’t love hearing from you guys but before messaging me or commenting to ask when the next update is, make sure you’ve checked one of my SEVERAL social media sites to see if I’ve answered your question there.

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY INSTAGRAM

ASK ME QUESTIONS ON MY ASK.FM

I KNOW THIS IS SURPRISING TO MANY OF YOU, BUT IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON WATTPAD THEN YOU WILL GET EMAIL ALERTS THE SECOND I UPDATE A NEW CHAPTER (and therefore won’t have to Email me constantly to see if I’ve updated yet…)

Oh and if you’ve recently messaged me or sent me an Email I promise I will respond the second I have a free moment!

I’m no longer going to promise to update monthly, but I will try my hardest to anyway.

I’ll post the Chapter Six Preview in a few weeks or so, so be sure to check back (or, if you follow me here too, you’ll get Email alerts when I post anything.)

OH and before I forget, I’ve entered Lost Then Found into The Wattys 2016, which is probably a longshot but hey I’m down for the challenge. I’ll be honest–I don’t fully understand how The Wattys work. BUT if you do, then feel free to do your thang and show your support for LtF because winning things sounds cool. Honestly it sounds like they choose winners based on votes, shares, engagement/comments (aka Data analyzed by their ‘data scientists’) so if you do any of those three things you’re helping Alex and Val out, and that’s rad.

Thanks to my lovely betas for reading 52 long pages and correcting my dumb mistakes despite having busy lives (and dumb mistakes) of your own.

Anyway. I love you guys. Thanks for reading!

Goodnight! Catch you on the flip.

-Taleth.

Lost Then Found: Chapter 5 Preview

Hello peasants!

Happy Friyay! May your work/school day be short and boring but in the good way, not the bad way.

I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted anything. I’m sorry. I’ve been really really really really busy. April was crazy and May has also been crazy.

Anyway, I know I warned you all at the end of Chapter 4 that there was a good chance that I probably wouldn’t update in May. I was right, clearly.

BUT I’m hoping to maybe update in June? I don’t know, this chapter is being a huge pain in the ass. I guess you’ll see why when you read the preview though.

Speaking of… here is the Chapter 5 Preview:

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I wasn’t prepared to wake up in the emergency room with a bullet wound and a concussion, but I was even less prepared to find myself staring into Alex Sterling’s stunned face.

I had thought I was dreaming. I used to have that dream often. That nightmare. Her face often plagued my mind, when I was stuck drifting in the chasm between awake and sleep, like some painful, constant reminder that I had been to Heaven for a minute before falling back to Hell where I was destined to stay lost forever, wandering all nine circles like Dante before me.

If my heart was a house, Alex was locked in the basement.

She was a secret I kept buried in the darkest room, a place I never went to except in the late hours of the night, when exhaustion would weaken the defenses I had spent years building. Against better judgment I would open the door and take a peek inside, where I would find her shivering and starving, chained to the wall of my barely beating heart.

My visits to the room grew more and more infrequent as the years passed, until one day I realized I had stopped going entirely.

***

Mmmm symbolism. Delicious.

Oh, and surprise! Guess whose head we’re going to be in for Chapter Five? Here’s a hint– It’s Val. We’re going to be in Val’s head. You already knew that, you didn’t need a hint.

I’m still in ‘first draft mode’ with this chapter so this passage may be completely taken out, or moved around, or tweaked further, or who knows what, by the time I’m ready to post the actual chapter.

Oh, and as for the group chat… if you want to join, you’ll have to log onto Skype, search for my Skype profile/account (searching for it via my Email: Taleth.Phaulkon@gmail.com), add me as a contact, then REQUEST to be added to the group chat by messaging me. This is the ONLY way to join it now.

Goodnight and have a good weekend guys!

-Taleth.

Read Lost Then Found – Chapter 4

Hi everyone!

Here’s Chapter Four, as promised.

Would love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to leave them below (or, you know, in the comments on Wattpad. Whatever floats your boat.”

Chapter Five will be posted (HOPEFULLY) in May. I say “hopefully” because it’s still a very rough draft and I’m honestly not sure if I’ll be able to update the story in a month or not yet. On the bright side, I think you’ll all be pleasantly surprised with it. Not gonna tell you why yet, but you’ll know when I post the preview (HERE) in two weeks, so keep an eye out.

Here’s the Chapter Song: Greetings From Califournia 

Hands up it’s a stick up
Nobody’s leaving this room for a minute
Everyone’s breathing these fumes
That are in it
Sick of the people who make the decisions

Put your hands up it’s a stick up
Hopefully God is still down to forgive us
Nobody’s breathing
Who let the evil in?

What’s in the water?
Are you bothered?
What’s the problem here?

I can feel it go down
I can feel it go down all the way
All the way
Give it to me slow now
Give it to me slow then watch the way
It comes and comes

Handcuffed and I thought of you
I made love and I thought of you
My Daddy died, I just thought of you
My Sister cried and my Mama too
I got a place and I thought of you
I tried to decorate and I thought of you
I’m seeing red but I’m singing blue
I never knew what black and white would fit you too

Anybody, somebody, please
I’m begging
I’m even on my knees
I’ve got a dozen insecurities
But I don’t think you should be worried for me
No I don’t think you should be worried for me

I actually had another song in mind for this chapter but then I heard this song and I dunno, I dig it.

ALSO: In other news… I started a chat group last month on Skype that’s free for anyone to join. It’s basically a bunch of us from Wattpad just hanging out. It’s a 24/7 thing so people pop in and out as often or as little as they like. If you’re expecting a literary discussion you will be disappointed. The books do come up sometimes but it’s mostly people shooting the shit and chatting, which is better anyway.

SO, if you’re interested and wanna check it out, either add me on Skype (taleth.phaulkon@gmail.com) and let me know so I can add you to the chat OR follow this link: https://join.skype.com/NJip7H9A0LbH.

It gets crazy in there (and sometimes totally dead) but it’s fun, I promise!

Anyway, I’ll keep you guys updated about May!

Until next time!

-Taleth.

Lost Then Found: Chapter 4 Preview

Hi Guys!

I know this is a little late but pretty girls distract me on the daily. Chapter Four will be posted early April! Fair warning, it’s a doozy. That’s right, a doozy. 

Here’s the preview of Chapter Four:

“It was a long time ago, for about two months give or take,” Val said, waving her hand in the air as if to shoo the label of ‘ex’ away. “Totally not a big deal.”

Laura was now staring at Val as if through new eyes. Alex wasn’t sure which was more obvious, the intense jealousy or the admiration.

“How did you get her to commit?” Laura asked, leaning back against the bar. She shot Alex a sidelong glance. “I thought Alex committing to a relationship was the stuff of legends.”

The Greco woman spun the straw around her drink then took a sip. She let out a humorless laugh. “It was pretty short-lived,” Val said, lifting her eyes to Alex’s again. “It probably didn’t even really count.”

The look of mischief was gone, and instead Val looked… honest, like her old self. It caught Alex off guard, causing her heart to thud harder against her chest.

The blonde woman was still staring at Val, seemingly speechless. She had never felt so tongue-tied. What was she supposed to say? Was she supposed to go along with this casual mood Val was setting? Why did Gabe disappear when she needed him for moral support?

“It counts,” Alex said, surprised when she heard the words force themselves from her throat. Val was clearly pretending that the encounter they had had last week hadn’t happened, so Alex decided to play along. She took another minute to look Val slowly up and down again. Her soul quaked. “You look good, Val.”

ALEX BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH THE UNDERSTATEMENTS THO.

See you guys in April!

Your friendly neighborhood writer,

Taleth

My Thoughts On The 100 (Possible Spoilers)

Hey guys! So I just finished Season 2 of The 100 last night. I’m all caught up!

I initially only started watching this show because I saw some gifs of hot girls kissing on Tumblr. Which is actually how I start most shows these days.

I’m only human. And gay.

Anyway, here are my lingering thoughts on the show.

1. Why are the Grounders okay with being called “Grounders”? Do they not have a name for their people that they’d rather be called? I assume the writers didn’t want to introduce another official name for the Grounders because the audience could get confused. But it makes no sense that they would refer to themselves as Grounders, or allow themselves to be called by a name like that, when until a few months ago there was no such thing as Sky People. If they call themselves the Woods Clan/People then why don’t they ask the Sky people to start referring to them as that? I guess it doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as well as “Grounder”.

2. The 100? More like the 30.

3. When Bellamy asks Lincoln “Why Octavia?” and Lincoln goes into this long explanation of finding some guy on a space ship… seriously? Why do you think, Bellamy? Octavia is hot. This is not rocket science (see what I did there? Rocket science? Rockets? Sci-fi? Hilarious.)

Bellamy

Lincoln

Octavia

 

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4. Pacifist Finn gets a total personality shift thanks to what I’m sure was the falling popularity of the character (honestly, he’s not cute enough to be Clarke’s love interest, marketing 101). They needed an excuse to kill him off (to keep Clarke open to other romantic possibilities AKA to keep things interesting) and so they turned him into a homicidal maniac so that we wouldn’t mourn his death too much. I never liked Finn, but ruining a character by going totally against their established personality just so you can justify killing him off is some shit writing.

Finn and Clarke in bed
“Oh, just homicidal murdery stuff”

5. Clarke obviously can’t be with another woman, because this is mainstream TV and that will never fly with audiences, so they give a mini demonstration of Clarke’s bisexuality to show how progressive they are and then, of course, ruin the relationship before it has a chance to develop. Now no one can say they are homophobic, because see! Clarke had a kiss with a girl, once! From here on out, all Clarke’s love interests will be men. I predict that there will be Lexa drama in season 3, which may involve more romantic stuff, but it still won’t end well, possibly with Lexa’s untimely death immediately after she (finally) redeems herself.

Clarke and Lexa
NOW KISS

6. Who the fuck cares about Thelonius? The dude thinks he’s Jesus. The only reason he left the main camp is because he is on a power trip and can’t handle not being chancellor. Also, he threw some dude off a boat? What the fuck?

And here are all the pairings I ship:

Girl Character x Taleth
Hot Girl Character x Taleth

That being said, I really did enjoy this show, even season 1 where there was no sign of lesbians anywhere. I’m going to continue watching and hope Lexa makes an appearance in Season 3 (despite my predictions under #5.)

Oh, and slightly related note: I have a review in the works about a TV streaming service that’s basically Netflix for lesbians/bisexuals/queer girls so I’ll be posting that soon, stay tuned!

Anyway, what do you guys think of the show?

Chapter 20 of Alex’s Girl is Now Available!

Hey guys!

So as promised, this chapter did not take a year.

CLICK HERE to check it out.

Like I said, it’s a bit shorter than usual, but really it’s not about length. When a chapter is over, it’s over. Writing more for the sake of length would probably just produce erroneous crap.

The main story is technically over, however, there is an epilogue. It will also be short. BUT. I think you guys will like it.

Wattpad also updated their system for uploading stories/chapters to the site so I can’t believe I have to say this but… good job Wattpad.Especially after the shitfest that was trying to upload Chapter 19 (not sure if you guys remember, but when I tried to upload the new chapter, all the formatting was messed up and I had to go through manually and add in every. single. italics. and. bolding.)

Maybe they took my advice and finally hired a competent web/UX/UI designer?

Anyway, aside from this, I have a few other things going on. Stay tuned for this blog to be updated with more content (aside from just announcing when a new chapter has been released.)

Thank you guys, as usual, for the constant support and patience. I really appreciate all of you, even if you just read and leave. Like, would I appreciate you more if you left a comment/voted/followed my account, etc? Sure! But I appreciate you lurkers anyway, ’cause the whole point of writing is so I can share the weird stuff in my head with you weirdos who find it entertaining.

The Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Card

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This is not true. I am definitely in it for more than her nice rack (although it is definitely one of my favorite things if we’re being perfectly honest here.)

But like, how great is this card?

I guess I probably should’ve posted this sooner so you guys could get an awesome card like this for your own ladies but whatever. If you want to get one of these sah-weet Valentine’s Day cards (or cards for other occasions), check out Row House 14 on Etsy by clicking HERE.

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