Fantasy and Science Fiction, November/December 2012
Daybreak-Under-Clouds is in a quandary. In her world if you consort with a traveler, you're a woman. If you travel, you must be a man. You can't do and be both. After catching her consorting, her grandmother consigns Daybreak to womanhood. Still, with the traveler's aid, Daybreak continues to attempt travel, building a boat and going where she ought not to. When she's caught for the last time, there's really only one choice left.
A story about triumphing over those who would stamp the fluidity of gender.