I'm not a big fan of short stories, but this one caught my eye and I'm glad it did.
This is actually a set of three small but perfectly formed stories, each one covering the same event from the point of view of a different mother, and each illuminating a different aspect of motherhood.
Even though these stories are short - vignettes or "scenes" more than fully fledged stories - the characters are well rounded, and the relationships are realistic.
My only criticism is that the main character's decision in the second story didn't ring true for me - it felt sudden and forced. However, that was a small blemish on a set of stories that shows considerable writing skill and insight. It's easy to imagine that these scenes could be from three real lives, and that these three characters, although their stories only intersected in this one incident, have their own, interesting, stories to tell.
I'd certainly keep an eye on this writer in the future and recommend this set to any short story fans.