"The Mailman," by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, in Mickey Finn, volume 1, edited by Michael Bracken, Down & Out Books, 2020.
This is the author's third appearance on this page.
When was the last time I reviewed a good 'ol suspense story? Been a while, I think.
The nameless protagonist is a deliveryman. He tells his contact that he has never lost a package.
"A package?" his contact replies. "Jesus Christ, we're talking about a woman. A mother and child."
As the story goes on we learn more about why the couple is on the run, and the danger they face. Because some of the rules get broken the deliveryman finds himself in deep trouble: one small man with no gun up against two bigger, heavily armed toughs.
Will he find a way to deliver the goods? I'm rooting for him. You will find the outcome satisfactory.