When the Heart Is Laid Bare
by Skylar Hamilton Burris
Coach Calder Johnson's wife has, according to the hospital social worker, expired. Expired. Like a credit card. Not like a human being. Calder hasn't had a true friend, other than his wife, in twenty-four years. So if he's going to heal, he'll have to learn to let someone inside.
Unfortunately, Calder's catalog of potential friends swells with unlikely candidates.