I stumbled across this free short story on Smashwords and thoroughly enjoyed it.
It is set at Halloween and centres around Danica Marshall, a single mum whose boy is bullied because he has no dad; Lance left the state without knowing he had fathered a child. However, on hearing rumours that he has a son, he returns to find out for certain. Danica and Lance had a stormy relationship before he left but how do they feel about each now, after six years have passed?
A thoroughly enjoyable and well-written short story, one I would definitely read again.