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Most of you are probably bored by the regular advertisements for 'The Frozen Balance' on BCTS.
Sorry about that (but not much - you will see why below).

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What you might not know is that I assigned all the proceeds from 'The Frozen Balance' to Doppler Press (aka Erin and team) and the sales that Doppler Press have generated in the first month have:

Sci Fi genre TG fiction - a few more classic favourites

We had some fun discussing a few favourite epic fantasy genre stories and I discovered some great suggestions I hadn't come across before. As a result I thought it might be interesting to try the same for Science Fiction genre stories. In my definition of Sci Fi I am excluding 'superhero' powers.

Fantasy Genre TG fiction - Some of my favourite reads

You may have noticed that Erin has recently published my very first novel here, 'The Frozen Balance', on Kindle.
This is a part of my efforts to help keep this wonderful site going. If you read it please do comment, post a review or PM me. All feedback to help my writing develop is a kind and welcome gift.

Hunting a story - could you please help?

A year or so ago I read a brilliant story... and I can't remember it. Could anyone help me remember where it is please?

A young boy is a talented artist attending a catholic school. His family however are not very supportive of his talent.
He enters a statewide talent contest having forged his parents approval and gets through the preliminary round. The only problem is his covert
alter ego is a girl.

Her winning art series is based on the 'manners of death'

If you could help it would be very much appreciated. Thank you

Persephone

Sixteen feet of steel - a very strong commendation

For those of us who enjoy epic fantasy (LOTR, Game of Thrones, etc.) might I suggest if you haven't read the ongoing "Sixteen feet of steel" episodes you are missing an absolute treat (all 285,000 words to date).

Bailey is prolific and talented author and extremely worthwhile reading.

Persephone

Lost in Translation - Part 4

 

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Lost in Translation
Part 4 - Red Letter Day

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Author's Note: It's been a long time since I started this story. I'm sorry for the delay. I was probably too close to some of what I was writing so had to give it a healthy pause. However now I'm up and running again I hope that you find some small pleasure in this tale. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 

Sometimes going through transition can feel like you're walking through a minefield. And sometimes you actually are...

On the lighter side - High Heels and Ben Nevis

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It's always a question of suspending disbelief when a story's young heroine leaps into heels for the first time and performs flawlessly.

However I bet they've never tried to walk up a boulder strewn mountain. Even an idiot Brit wouldn't try that... right?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/must_see/40519195/why-a-man-tried-to-climb-ben-nevis-in-five-inch-heels

:)

Persephone

Lost in Translation - Part 3

 

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Lost in Translation
Part 3 – Drill Night

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Author's Note: I hope that you find some small pleasure in this tale. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 

Sometimes going through transition can feel like you're walking through a minefield. And sometimes you actually are...
 

Lost in Translation - Part 2

 

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Lost in Translation
Part 2 – Working Girl

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Author's Note: I hope that you find some small pleasure in this tale. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 

Sometimes going through transition can feel like you're walking through a minefield. And sometimes you actually are...

Lost in Translation - Part 1

 

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Lost in Translation
Part 1 – The Therapist

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Author's Note: I hope that you find some small pleasure in this tale. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 

Sometimes going through transition can feel like you're walking through a minefield. And sometimes you actually are...

Lost in Translation

 

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Lost in Translation
Prologue – A Walk in the Park

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Sometimes going through transition can feel like you're walking through a minefield. And sometimes you actually are...
 
Author's Note: I hope that you find some small pleasure in this tale. As ever please be tolerant of my failings, and forthright with your criticism. ~Persephone
 

Arson attempt at GRS surgery in Canada

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Early on monday evening an attacker attempted to burn down the Centre métropolitain de chirurgie in Montreal; the only place in Canada you can get GRS. It is also the practice of Dr Pierre Brassard, one of the top GRS surgeons practicing anywhere.

The full news story is available here.

An encouraging retrospective on the journey from real life

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I was trawling through my hard drive this evening (yes… I know… utterly boring… until I reread what I had written).

Just over four years ago I started my journey to acceptance and transition. Rereading what I wrote then made me think… it might be useful to someone on the path. So here it is.

An Epiphany on the Journey – 13th October 2011

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - Bruce Jenner and the Chevalier d'Eon

An article caught my eye that reminds me that someone has always been there before.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/04/transge...

Whether it's Bruce Jenner or the Chevalier d'Eon matters not. Journalists will swarm like bees to honey ( I was going to type 'flies to..' but decided it wasn't polite).

Let it Go….

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Has anyone else actually listened to the lyrics for Disney's 'Let it go' and thought that it would make a great TG anthem?

As a silly competition idea does anyone have any other suggestions for an off the wall TG anthem ( e.g. Rodney Atkins "If you're goin' through Hell")?

P.S. First place will automatically go to Andrea as she does this all the time! :)

The Frozen Balance

The youngest son of an old noble family, Sarrell Avaren harbours a desperate ambition. He wants to join the elite ‘Queen’s Scouts’ as a common soldier. Despite his family’s disapproval of his choice, Sarrell makes a passionate oath to the Goddess. But, like all such oaths, the cost will be high. Especially when the ancient and mystic Balance itself is in danger. Like the society it protects it has become brittle with age and the first red cracks of strife are appearing between the kingdoms below. At the festival of the Equinox the Goddess reaches out to Sarrell, engulfing him in a cataclysmic change that horrifies the young warrior and confuses his family, for Sarrell now finds he has become a girl, trapped within skirts and the rigid traditions of a stagnant society. Newly named Seren after the Goddess’ star, a different path now beckons the warrior. She swiftly finds herself caught up in the bitter intrigues of the royal court as lady in waiting to the youthful Princess Melisande. Unlike most ladies in waiting however, Seren decides to deal with threats in her own way and the shadowy warrior ‘Shade’ is born. Yet can Seren balance her own life between secret warrior and lady in waiting, between duty and desire, even as she fights to protect and repair the mystic Balance of the kingdoms?

A long time ago in a world far away (sort of)

I posted my very first novel "The Frozen Balance" here on BCTS, starting in 2009.

Recently Erin has been immensely kind and added the updated version that I submitted for the Amazon annual competition to the Hatbox. It's exclusively available there for the next six months (at least) as I wanted to offer something back to the site that started me on my journey and for the many friends, including the sister of my heart, who have so generously helped me along the way.

Persephone

Its not just us the Daily Wail hates

Given how many of us here from the UK have an issue with the misogynist prating of the likes of Richard Littlejohn you might enjoy taking a test to see how much the Daily Mail hates YOU personally

(And the test doesn't even mention TG)

Persephone

UK strategy for transgender equality, murder tariff doubled

Ladies,

If you haven't seen this and live in the UK might I suggest that you take a few moments to review the links below?

Killers of transgender people to get longer sentences A Link to the BBC story which covers the change.

Home Office Transgender equality strategy

God Save the Queen - Chapter 15 Delayed

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As many of you know Nancy and I have striven to make sure that each chapter of God Save the Queen has been published on time every Tuesday for the last 14 weeks.
Sadly I've just managed to break that. Real world dramas and workload on my part (not Nancy who is far better organised and disciplined) have left me somewhat behind on Chapter 15, so I must apologise that it will be a few days late.

Southern Comfort - It's a small world

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First I found BC/TS.
I found stories that were well written, not all about sex, realistic and within a community who actually cared for others, not just about their own voices.
After a while I plucked up the courage and stopped lurking, though the next step was just as hard as I tried posting a story. Thank god no one shot it down in flames as I think we all are terrified and exceptionally fragile at that first post.

Another comment, Chapter 12 GSQ

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One of the joys of BC/TS is the interaction and encouragement.

In so many ways that wonderful support and encouragement that I, and I'm sure so many others, have received here has been instrumental in helping me truly accept who I am, and allowing me to properly start on my path through transition. Erin's insistence on a Friendly Place, whilst frequently stressful and traumatic for her and her team to police, has made a huge difference to so many of us at various stages of our journey.

The Healing Dagger (revised)

In 2017, against a backdrop of a devastating plague, there is a covert research programme underway. Jeremy Moorecliff and Samantha Howard become unwitting players pulled into a deadly game that threatens to destroy them both, but it just might offer them an unexpected chance of happiness.
 

The Healing Dagger
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