“The Scaper’s Muse” is included in Glitterwolf #9: The Gender Issue (available for purchase here)
Through bad luck and circumstance, Gavin Camayo is very politely exiled to an alien planet. But Stahvi is a fascinating place, and his stipend keeps coming from the corporation back home, so Gavin doesn’t mind the exile so much. There’s plenty of strange wonders around to keep him amused. But what happens when a familiar wonder—the person who lands him in exile in the first place—appears on Stahvi, too?
“The Scaper’s Muse” is a science fiction short story about the interplay between identity and vanity set in an alien technological landscape.