I'm looking for a story - probably 90s or earlier and about 40 pages long.
A man is a "weather composer" who creates controlled tornados & storms as a kind of performance art. The world he's living in allows copying & saving brain states, to be restored if an accident befalls the creator (who would lose all memories since their last backup). One day he wakes up to hear that his earlier self had been killed, with no trace left of the body.
It turns out that his earlier self actually survived - and he eventually meets the original version of himself, who has changed gender to female. In the end of the story, just as his illicit relationship to his original body is about to be found out, the AI controlling law enforcement & helping him with his compositions arranges a malfunctioning police vehicle long enough for him to make it to the airport & escape to more open-minded regions on pluto.