Note: A slightly different version of this review first appeared on Goodreads in November 2016.
"After the Gazebo" - A marrying couple.
"The White Room" - Sci-fi?
"Do Not Pass" - Antiquing in Ohio.
"The Suit" - A chance encounter on a bus.
"The Snowstorm" - A snowstorm.
"Movie Night" - A storm.
"Scratching the Silver" - A man's return home.
"Synchronicity" - House robbers.
"Types of Circus" - An odd romance.
"The Regular" - An older man's daily routine.
"The Driver" - At the DMV.
"A Whole Toy" - At a fast-food restaurant.
"Afterthought" - A woman after her husband has died.
"No Worries" - Office life.
"All He Had to Give" - A woman, a turtle, and men.
"Lying to Old Men" - A woman talking to a doctor.
"Static Time" - A surprise for mom.
"Getting There" - Mother and daughter.
"On Paper Plates" - Sister and brother.
"Two Flew Away" - A boy and his older brother.
"Animal Control" - Two partners in animal control.
"Disengaged" - An older woman.
"A Glimpse" - A woman on her 35th birthday.
"My Children in Times New Roman" - Pregnancy test.
Favorites: "After the Gazebo", "Synchronicity", "Afterthought", "No Worries"
There's a lot of content related to familial relationships. She's comfortable writing about different age groups, including the AARP demo. She doesn't shy away from flawed characters or flawed lives.
Anyway, I rated it 4 / 5 stars, which is pretty good coming from me. This is the stand-out line, though:
... I dance for perverts because having a pervert tell me I'm hot makes me feel wanted.
- "Lying to Old Men"