Ellen is a busy single mother with a daughter in eighth grade. She works as a nurse and because of that she misses out on some moments with her daughter Ashley. While in attendance at Ashley's track meet she meets a nice man whose daughter also runs track and happens to be part of a relay team that Ashley is on. As the girls become closer it put the parents in close proximity even away from the track.
Dean, the father of Ashley's friend, is a busy man that works from his home. He has designed a back yard paradise for his work and invites Ellen over as well as the kids. Dean and Ellen become friends and feel comfortable together but have no intentions of taking it any further. That is until their daughters get involved.
Both Ashley and Dean's daughter Sarah set them up for a meeting at the track in which Dean and Ellen are faced with the realization that they had not hidden their attraction to one another and even their kids see and respect it.
Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.