The narrator is a snow woman, animated by the white witch she calls her mother. When the mother leaves her she is left alone in the house with the stone horrors that seem to talk to her. Then comes the thaw, and the woman must save herself.
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One Small Step is an anthology comprising 16 stories of discovery from some of Australia’s best female writers. Each story in some way addresses the idea of discoveries, new beginnings, or literal or figurative 'small steps.'
'Looking for a taste of the very best science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories around? The second of an annual series, Focus 2013 collects an elite selection of work which has received acclaim via national and international Awards shortlisting. ' (Publication summary)