Snow Job

by Michael Bracken

    Following a snowstorm, Brenda learns that her neighbor’s son Eric has returned home after working offshore for nearly two years. They had engaged in some harmless flirtation prior to his departure, but she had been married and knew nothing would come of it. While Eric was working offshore, Brenda discovered her husband was cheating on her, and she divorced him. When Eric comes over to fix her snow blower, they discover that their long-ago flirtation hadn’t been so harmless after all, and that they had both wondered what might have happened if they had let it. Now, with nothing to stop them, they find out.