Scott Ramsey

Heart by Heart

Heart by Heart
By Scott Ramsey

The Colorado air was taking on a definite chill as Monica walked along the path through the rows of markers. She slowed as she saw a small group standing near the grave that was her destination, and as she watched they laid a large wreath of flowers before the stone and then joined hands for a moment. No one said anything, at least not that she could hear, and Monica waited a respectful distance away while they observed their silent vigil. It only lasted a few minutes and then the half dozen women turned and headed back towards the parking area. As they passed her one of them, a pretty young woman with honey blond hair, smiled warmly and Monica gave her a hesitant nod in return.

Day of Remembrance

As I'm sure everyone is aware, Friday, November 20th is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The TSSD Chat room is open and if you want to drop by between the hours of 6PM and Midnight Eastern Time, I can promise you there will be someone there. There's no format planned, but please if you can drop in and say hello. The link to the chat room can be found at the top of the front page here and on BCTS.

A must read

It's not a story posted here, or anywhere online, it's a book entitled Luna, by Julie Anne Peters. Luna is the story of two siblings, 16 year old high school sophomore Regan, and her older brother Liam. For several years they have shared a secret - that Liam is transgender, a girl born in the body of a boy. The story is told through Regan's eyes, who has counseled and protected her 'sister'. Regan's bedroom is Liam's refuge, where he comes at night to transform into Luna, a girl who can only be seen by moonlight.

It hasn't been easy for Regan; protecting Liam/Luna's secret has cost her friends and made her a social outcast, and the fact that Liam is a genius has left her with big shoes to fill at school. Their family life isn't great either, they have an over-bearing father and a pill-popping mother who virtually ignores them.

Day of Remembrance Gathering

NOTE: Scott posted an incorrect URL for the Nova Party Line that, if used, will take you to an older version of the public timeline page. Please use http://nova.stardustr.us/ (note that I've removed the "?page=5") as the correct link to get to the most recent display page. I've also corrected the links below as well. (Bob Arnold)

I would like to invite everyone to drop by the Nova Party Line on Thursday, November 20th, 2008, between the hours of 5PM and 11PM PST (8PM and 2AM EST) for an online gathering in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Daughters of the Moon

Daughters of the Moon
By Scott Ramsey

From its perch atop a rocky butte overlooking the Truckee River, Casa del Claro de Luna didn't look particularly foreboding. The three-story, red brick Georgian mansion was about thirty minutes east of Reno, and if its location in the midst of the bleak, desert landscape didn't make it look out of place, the presence of the modern hotel and spa just a few hundred yards away certainly did.

As their small caravan approached the elegant mansion, Jeremy Weller felt an odd sense of anticipation. The University of Arizona grad student attributed his excitement to the fact that this was the first really major case Southwest Paranormal Investigations had undertaken, rather than the location being the most infamous brothel of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Princess of Trimaria - Part 3

Princess of Trimaria – Part Three

By Scott Ramsey

CHAPTER 36

"Mother, what's happened?" Aliana demanded, gripping Keri's arm with both hands. "Where is Poppa?"

"We were attacked by raiders between Thorngil and Sangre," Grand Mistress Elena said, struggling to control her emotions. "Your father … your father was hurt … badly."

Auld Lang Syne

Two former lovers meet again on a cold, bittersweet Christmas eve.

Inspired by the music, and in memoriam of, Dan Fogelberg.

Princess of Trimaria - Part 2

When a reckless plan goes wrong, Keri and Marc are forced to adapt. They face more than filling each other's shoes though; someone wants the Princess dead, and a specter from Keri's family tree emerges, determined to destroy the House of Lockeleigh.

Journey to Eden

On a ravaged future Earth, hope still survives.

FDA Warning

I just received this and felt I should pass it along. The US FDA is warning that there is a risk of botulism from certain nationally distributed canned chili products. Here's a couple of links with the full details:

Emergency Email & Wireless Network

US Food & Drug Administration

Botulism is extremely serious so if you even think you may have a suspect product please throw it away.