Two Homes Away

Written For Friday Fictioneers. My story follows the picture prompt. Other stories can be read by clicking on the blue frog at the end of this post.

Frost on a stump. Sandra Crook.

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


The benefit event at the Elks Club had been a huge success. Returning to Olivia’s house, Juanita  had shared  a few drinks in celebration.  Olivia, recognizing her friends inebriated state, offered to walk her home.

“It’s only two homes down Olivia, I’ll be just fine. You can’t get a DUI by just walking,” Juanita slurred.

The neighbor said she discovered Juanita face down in snow when she went out to clear her car of snow at about  7 a.m. on Sunday.

The temperature at 7 a.m. on Sunday in the Lakewood area was 10 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.