published in The New Yorker
The narrator often bumps into a man in her neighborhood that she could imagine sharing her life with. Although she lives alone, not only is the man married with a family, he's married to one of her friends. Their interactions are flirty and certainly push boundaries; they both know the game they are playing. One day she finds the urge to push it further, but relationships haven't always worked out for her in the past.
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