Cover My Tracks. Please.

This  post is submitted to Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson


The snow was unexpected. It was not in the weather forecast. The yard was like a large whiteboard waiting for the artist. The snow presented a problem.

Sara’s husband Richard worked third shift at the factory. Normally Peter could spend the night and leave with no trace early in the next morning. The affair had been going on for some time. He had become comfortable with the arrangement. He would arrive around eleven thirty at night and leave around five in the morning. Plenty of time to enjoy the company of Sara and leave no trace behind.



23 thoughts on “Cover My Tracks. Please.

  1. Jelli February 16, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    About to be busted, for sure. Hopefully, the wife doesn’t live across the street… then again, if she did, he could always plead ‘wrong driveway’…

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  2. Dale February 15, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Silly man… just shovel the walkway…
    Suddenly I had the image of Richard leaving a note: Thanks for shovelling, Peter!

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  3. Norma February 15, 2018 / 10:54 am

    Now that would be hard to cover. Shoveling might be an apt kind of work out for her. Nice story!

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  4. Varad February 15, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Peter could just hide in the attic or storeroom until Richard returns and (most probably) goes to take a nap. Nice one, DJ.

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  5. pennygadd51 February 14, 2018 / 4:30 pm

    Oops! All of a sudden Peter feels a lot less comfortable! Neat idea for a story, Danny, and you tell it with verve.

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  6. Anna Rymer February 14, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    Ha ha…very good! I had a similar idea except my visitor was going to leave footprints on the roofs of the car and house! Although, I didn’t end up going with that one 🙂

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  7. Iain Kelly February 14, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Haha a conundrum. Richard may get home and wonder why Sara is out clearing the driveway! 🙂

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  8. sarahsouthwest February 14, 2018 / 11:34 am

    Oops. Hard to feel sympathy, but I would like to know how they work that one out.

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    • Danny James February 14, 2018 / 3:03 pm

      An option is provided in Iain Kelly in these comments.



  9. James February 14, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Oops. When I saw the title, I imagined a fugitive on the run, but I suppose this is pretty close, too.

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