I think this was published in one of the Asimov SF magazines in the 1980’s. The story is told from the perspective of a lead character, as you follow them though a mild adventure. I think they’re a lone traveler arriving at an inn and needing a room. There’s some conflict, it’s resolved, and the character ends up in the room, alone, at the end of the story and it is subtly revealed that the character is female. Not once did the author use a gendered pronoun and it’s clear that most readers would assume the character was male. I thought it was a clever story idea, playing on the reader’s expectations and using them as part of the narrative.
So, anyone remember this?