I’ve posted my story “Grey Snow in the Shadows“, which appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #58 in July 2013, my fifth publication there.
It owes a debt of inspiration to the novella “The Gray Snowman” by Ch’oi Yun, an account of underground political activisim in South Korea under the dictatorship of Park Chung-Hee. The grey snowman is included here in homage. I banged Yun’s setting together with the descriptions of Idi Amin in Ryzsard Kapuscinski’s The Shadow of the Sun and got a randomly manifesting Shadow of Mordor inhabited by cloaked tentacle monsters.
This one underwent a fair bit of Girl Bilboing as I was writing it, with almost all the characters changing genders at least once. It also had seven or eight different endings along the way before I settled on the one I was happy with.