A little trans fiction story for Christmas

By , December 25, 2010 2:03 am

It’s been quite a while since I’ve added anything to the Trans Fiction section of this website. My reading trans fiction sort of goes in cycles, and very often I’ve been most into reading it when I’m feeling the worst about myself. It’s an escape, very often into worlds where the main character doesn’t choose to transition, but has the transition happen to her. Recently, though, I’ve been seeking out trans fiction which actually involves characters who identify as transgender. (Shocking concept, I know!) Characters who aren’t dragged, kicking and screaming, into some sort of magical or medical or forced transition, but choose to transition for the same reasons any of us choose to do so.

In that vein, I came across The Silence of the Night. It’s not super-long, and it deals with some dark subject matter – child abduction and implied rape – but it’s really a lovely story about a trans person trying to come to terms with her past. I was skeptical at first, but the magical and religious elements all come together in the end. Even I, agnostic at best, found a lot to like in the story, and definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a little hope to come out of all the darkness.

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