Constancy by Jacqueline T. Lynch
Approx. 8,840 words.
Published on September 6, 2011.
Short story, 7, 800 words, humor. Constance takes on the guardianship of a friend’s young daughter, and her own elderly grandmother, and a three-story apartment house. Emotional interruptions by her sometimes boyfriend in the Army have competition from the new man in her life -- the electrician she calls to service her building, who shows up in his Civil War reenactor’s Union Army uniform.