The Christmas Car

A short story that explores what happens when Anita Rayburn is introduced to Brian Skolnick by his sister. But Brian is not  interested in making a new female friend; he still grieves the death of his spouse.

When his sister invites Anita to come with them on a ferry ride, Brian inadvertently offends Anita and she feels guilty that she went along with Brian’s sister’s clumsy matchmaking efforts.

As Christmas approaches, Brian calls Anita to apologize. She invites him to join her at the Space Needle for dinner, a retirement gift from her former boss.

After dinner, Brian invites her for a spin in his new sports car. She can’t imagine riding in such a vehicle. Is it true that a car reflects the man? And if so, where might such a ride lead? Will she step out of her comfort zone and accept his invitation?