Short stories in the genre Romance-Turned-Thriller

Listing 2 stories.

In upstate New York, an unmarried woman in her thirties has an affair with a married lawyer running for public office. He likes to have sex in public places and begins to make questionable suggestions to his mistress.

A woman moves into a new housing development at the insistence of her married lover but finds herself bitter and unhappy with the life she is living. Things begin to fall apart after the death of her lover's son, leaving her alone to face the consequences of her immoral love affair and an ancient curse.