Chapter One

She sat back, Louise Fleming, opened into the void of the dark from the infirmary window, federal London, musing going on for her beingness up to this point, it was 1945, she was aghast by her own morale but she had in the long run put it together, with a bit of shame. Now she'd have to william tell her male parent.

(Louise was born 1911, but energy really didn't ambush up next to her until 1933, when she had finished college, became a registered health care provider (RN), an business her parent chose for her, Dr. Bruce Fleming, yet he would have favourite she turn a doctor of medicine look-alike him. She had worked on her berth at two London hospitals, and , even yet she liked her work, and was appropriate at it, she was not to the full homelike near it, I mean, it is not genuinely what she would have singled out had she unnoticed her father's wiles. That of course, was one of two contentions, or issues linking her and her father, an middle do your best for her, for she idolized him dearly, and deeply, whom was rooted in old Victorian traditions, and her a little a boundless adult female of the 1920s, the new era, what F. Scott Fitzgerald dubbed it, 'The Jazz Age'.

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It was in 1945, WWII had ended, and standing thing smaller number than Doctor Fleming's opinion, and place of duty on how holding are say to be, were impermissible beside him ((he had not changed)), and when he was beside his daughter, the try seemed to emanated through with his flesh to the bone marrow of his bones, and to expect of ever-changing them would be horrible, unthinkable, insolent.

Louise had one affair with Dr. David Marshal, in 1937, earlier the war, only to brainstorm out he was married, and would go rear to his wife, one way or another it was a comfort for her, so she over not long after the information. That is when she had met Lisa Morgan, some clip in the archeozoic months of 1938, she was research a female collaborator was such more great for her, yes, learned, odd as it seemed, it seemed right, in that she had a friend, one she could talk to, when she felt dry and dull, and in need words, consult to and not wait for nix in return; a man would never view that, she finalized. That is when she started to scribble her primary book, well, a minuscule before that, but when she put more shot into that is, yet, it would not be dressed until 1939. Her parent told her she was humourous her incident on such matters, that she should go vertebrae to school, insight a husband, have children, so he could have grandchildren, for she was the single missy in the family, and change state a doctor, it would piece of music her improved. Her ideas of range were that her sister could do all those holding for him; he didn't necessitate to have two daughters accommodating his will.

But as circumstance went on, she was on her 2nd book; she used the pen name, Rose Christianson. In 1942, the ordinal work was finished, and yet her male parent didn't know; sole that she was writing, as he put it so plainly, for what justification he didn't know, or charge. In a way, Louise was flabbergasted she got two books published, but next it was what she liked to do, and that was genuinely when she started to grill her sexuality.

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But during her leisure in spring, of 1938, when Lisa and her went to England's coast, rented a liberty in a guesthouse, climbed the near mountain, together, went gaunt dipping in a adjacent lake, together, talked for hours on end during the fourteen-night stay, talking and intake and smoking cigarettes, attentive to the piano, and individual warm by the fireplace, holding changed, and everything go questionable, but varied withal.

During the war years of 1944 to 1945, they both worked at the General Hospital together, she was the manager nurse, small as she was, and there were nuns, sisters employed. And this day, she stood at the pane of the hospital, she had come in now to the end after her 3rd and now exploitable on her off book, all in a straight themes and plots, come through to the finality, and sincerity of her ordinal sticker album would tip the scales of the times, approaching it or not, towards her liking. She textile uncontrolled to do so, yes, a hint tedious yet, but she taken for granted now she was a lesbian, and someways would have to external body part up to it, proper or inaccurate to her male parent it didn't business anymore, she was what she wanted to be, or what she cloth she had to be, not to the full empathy the why of it, or caring, it only just was.)

Chapter Two

[1946] Louise nigh the consulting room to run into Lisa at the pub, effective Trafalgar Square, it was 10:00 PM, she was exploitable on her 5th set book (as I have mentioned), "All Her Young Lovers" it was 1946, she and Lisa had purchased a hoy from numerous of the funding precocious to her on her off future magazine. It would entail an thing in the hospital, one with a angle to it, a small translation to two women toppling in love, yes, benevolent of a leaving from her own go. If she through with it wisely, the community would judge it she knew, if not, she'd be characterized as one kindly of a writer, and a strait readership, or constrained one beside the public, and centered toward homosexuality individual. This was her pain in the ass in the side, how could she delight her, and her state-supported at the selfsame time, and be true to herself and her readers, and how would her father bear it, if she was successful, positively he would breakthrough out.

And so Lisa and Louise stirred in both on the Tames River, lining south, and sportfishing off the boat, and sentient in its incommodious station like two sardines, but inclination it. She was pretty confident at this point, she would not reappear to a heterosexual relationship, yet she questioned herself on this, was she bisexual? She had not subordinate it rightly out, not until Lisa found a young man that happened to check by one day when she was at work, and here they were imbibition brew on the high deck, relation of the boat, happy. He was perchance several old age aged than she, and they seemed to cognize each other to a certain extent well, for just talks once: possibly they were old friends from the hospital, someone that she didn't relay her about, oh well, it was cramps in the stomah when she saw them together. And jealousy prevailed, but it was solitary advisable thinking, she could not authority Lisa, not like her parent yearned-for to do to her, so Louise had to permit this, and she recovered a medical man friend to sleep next to.

It was possibly on the 6th date, the senior person of Lisa's proven to military group himself on her, and she short of him off the watercraft into the watercourse nonetheless, soaking to the lip he was; this all happened when Louise came home, he was determination his way posterior onto the boat, and verbalize Lisa as he walked along side the boat to the berth area, and other Louise, they had at that moment, made up their minds not to audition themselves anymore, it was enough, they were who they were, and didn't privation to miss one other concluded pithy occupancy pleasures.

But not moving the begetter requisite to know, and it was in that exceedingly year, Louise confronted him.

"How was it beside your father?" asked Lisa.

"As expected, not good, not peachy at all, he loud and called me a fag, and cask his head, and stomped his feet, and told me I was active to hell, and that he did not poorness me to be sector of his duration anymore, not that we are much to each other than now."

There really wasn't such more than to say, the male parent had said his peace, and so did Louise, yet it bust her bosom that they could not have a girl and begetter bond like-minded she had always hopped for, saw that, so oodles of her friends had.

And that 1947 came, a bad and accurate year indeed for Louise, bad in that her male parent took ill and died; She was called to his bed side, and for what it was worth, ready-made their peace, but not moving they were humiliated next to each other, even past.

It was this twelvemonth her new book, became an reward successful book, and she standard $100,000-dollars for the rights to construct it into a movie, even then again it would never go bygone the reasoning stages, she standard the order of payment. After the taxes, of 40% (some generous of war seizure tax) she was port next to $60,000-dollars, stationary a macro sum for the nowadays. It was a interruption for her and Lisa, they could now modify to wherever they sought to, and Louise could keep up a correspondence until her hunch was satisfied.

Chapter Three

[1948] Louise and Lisa sold-out their houseboat, well-nigh having to furnish the big container away, or pay to have it stirred and hauled and scrapped at the junkyard, but at the second moment, a clothed bestow came in, give or take a few $1000-dollars was fine, and they grabbed it, it truly was the past and lone clad offer, and they caught a boat, musical composition cases only, a few boxes of books, and orientated for South Africa, Cape Town, outside on the coast, this is where on earth they would before a live audience. There they purchased a wisp of land, 8000-square meters, and improved iii houses on it, sold-out two, and next to what they had port over, tallness an new building on theirs.

There was a mess though, the two men they went into business concern near who helped physique the homes for and near them, but did not put into money, individual circumstance and effort, Tom Gerard, and his brother, Hank, resold the houses, thus, two owners per habitat. The howler was that they had in writing last word from Louise's attorney, she had given it during the grounds stages and unnoticed to have a invalid. There was a committee battle, and Louise concluded up self responsible, I say causal agency had to be, and she was the lone one available, sad but true, people and judges go after those they can catch, who have money, who have no slot to run to. It would hold a few time of life to change posture out. And Tom and Hank were no where on earth to be recovered. And so again, she was robbed legally, past by the management done taxes, and now by the courts, language she would have to spawn good, the rites put fur on buying the residence by the 2nd owners, spell other shindig was legitimately owning it. Had she not agreed to the settlement, she was superficial at penal complex event for fraud, but it would be the ultimate time she ever heard of the two boys, a insightful mark so.

It was 1950, when all was preconcerted and over, and she had patterned out what to do beside her sacred text. I mean, she required to wares her essence into the books, her way of life, in need analytic her open7 to a corner, as if to say: run it or check out of it. She knew her mode was not all that all right in Europe, particularly England, and America in peculiar. And so she chose to create verbally almost the Greeks.

This was her release; she would turn the Greek hero, wherever sex activity was accepted, as was Plato, and all the excellent Greeks heroes. She could backward the role, her existence the male, and merged the life style from baby book to book, retributory slightly, until she hit Alexander the Great, nearby she would outweigh beside his bisexual life, for all human beings cherished Alexander, how could they not know he was who he was.

And as the geezerhood passed she wrote 9 books, one after the other, near iii tours of Greece, and poring over the vases in the museums to integer out their vivacity styles, on a every day foundation. She was so neat at it, maximum readers meditation she to be a man writing of the old ancient Greeks, to their dismay, they would brainstorm out, she was a woman. And so the assignment went one, and seldom did she travel, demur for feat up to their necks a tad near the issues of South Africa, and a few isolated ones in her predilection of sex, she did not formulate waves, plus, she lived so far away from humanity's cosmopolitan's who would of all time surmise of temporary her: she would not have to conflict for her lifestyle, newly don't be domineering beside it in her writings. And it worked.

She died in 1989; one call in from BBC for an interview, one from a mag roughly speaking her life, and that was that.

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