Teaser Tuesday: Three Sides of a Heart

When I come downstairs later that night, my mom is lying on the couch with a library book, a balsam-scented candle flicking on the coffee table beside her. It's strange to see her in repose like that - when I think of her she's always doing something, sliding earrings in on her way out the door or scrubbing hard at a day-old coffee stain on the kitchen counter. It occurs to me that maybe I haven't really looked at her in a while.

~ "Riddles in Mathematics" by Katie Cotugno from Three Sides of a Heart edited by Natalie C. Parker, Kindle Location 319 (ARC)