Update: This story is now part of The Mammoth Book of Steampunk.
I don’t want to admit that I was reading this story when I should have been writing a Danger Gal post. Come to think of it, Cinderella Suicide would make a great Danger Gal. I found the story to be reminiscent of Nylon Angel by Marianne de Pierres. Both have an Aussie sensibility to them since they take place in a post-apocalyptic Australia.