Date: 03/22/20 07:00 am Title: Emery makes a Hard Choice
As a transwoman I think you did a fine job of portraying both. I think if my mom did not want to be my mom, that would be traumatic enough. But if she, as my father didn't support my transition, it would feel exactly like what Emily felt, always feeling the loss. i know why she chose her Dad over her new social life. If I had that choice, I would too. You did good. Very good.
btw, love your name. but I do not think you are rhetorical at all.
Author's Response: Ha, thanks. I chose the name at a time when there was nobody else writing on the site under a Q name, so it would stand out better. I'm glad other people have taken notice of it. And thank you for the kind words.
Date: 02/16/20 11:47 pm Title: Emery makes a Hard Choice
This is a really sweet story, and I think you handled it really well. I can totally imagine a trans man wanted to give his kid the boyhood he never got, and not knowing how to handle it when it turns out his kid is a girl instead. The reconciliation between them is definitely believable, too.
Date: 02/15/20 03:05 pm Title: Emery makes a Hard Choice
Interesting relationships all around. You helped destroy many preconceptions; a rather unusual set of circumstances, but certainly not impossible. The unwritten prologue would certainly make an interesting story.
Date: 02/15/20 05:45 am Title: Emery makes a Hard Choice
The inclusion of the trans dad as the antagonist who hurt his daughter does add nuance that having a cis dad wouldn't, the line about understanding especially. This was a nice short read and I wish more people had parents that do feel guilty about their actions and want to actually make up for their past mistakes.
Author's Response: Aw, thank you. That really does help put my mind at ease.