Ré, thank you for writing it. For your short story is a master class in so many things. I think my knack is in breaking a complex situation down into component parts; but what you’ve done (in my opinion) is taken a series of events (scenes) and layered them each with such nuance and an awareness of the characters’ point of view and woven them together seamlessly.
I “cain’t” do that.
It reads so smoothly. You make it look effortless.
(I’m going to gush now …)
And then to make all the characters relatable. Child … LOL! (You know what I mean.) I know who’s writing I’ll be digging through and keeping an eye out for.
More short stories! More short stories!