Jeremiah K. Black: February Something, 2021
The woman next door
A dreary lockdown winter, nowhere to go, endless Zoom meetings. Art teacher Derek allows his mind to wander, to daydream about his beautiful neighbour Mary. Is it just his imagination, or is there some chemistry between them? They've had a few neighbourly conversations. Should he ask her out?
He finally decides to make a move and gets far more than he bargained for. It turns out they should have spent the whole miserable quarantine year like this, rather than wandering about each other from the apartment next door.