The snow seemed to come from everywhere and nowhere at the same time, catching the infamous residents of Lanview by surprise. The forecasters were saying that this would be the worst blizzard to hit the illustrious town in decades.

Somewhere on the outskirts of town ….

The woman walked through the snow, basking in the brilliance of the ghostly beauty. She sighed loudly, watching her breath fog up the winter air. If a passerby had walked by at that particular moment, they would have wondered what could possibly make one, who was so breathtakingly beautiful, sad and morose. But there would be no passerbyer on this cold chilly day. After all that was the point of this trip, the woman thought. “I have to decide what to do with my life,” She whispered to the air.

Finally, she reached her sleek Lexus and entered its cozy confinement. She had a faint smile on her face, remembering the first time that she was able to afford such a luxury.

All her years of hard work had helped her become one of the top ten lawyers in the country. Because she was almost unbeatable in the courtroom, many of her colleagues were reluctant to battle her in the courtroom. She seemed to have no Achilles heel. Finally clawing her way to the top, she had become a wealthy woman in her own right. All her financial ambitions and dreams had come to fruit before she even reached the age of thirty-four. So why did she feel so empty inside?

Remembering that she still had a long way to go before she could reach the cabin in the remote woods, she maneuvered the powerful car back onto the treacherous road. The luxury car was already having trouble driving through the icy roads and she was afraid that it would suddenly die out before she reached her destination. “Not much farther,” she whispered. Looking down momentarily to turn on the radio to break the strain of unnerving silence, her heart plummeted when the announcer’s voice came on,

“We interrupt our holiday music for some breaking news, residents of Lanview please stay indoors for the time being, you would have to be a fool to venture out into this snowstorm.”

The fool in question groaned loudly and mumbled an unladylike curse.

She looked down for a second to turn the radio to a different station. In that second, she did not see the large tree looming ahead in the road. When she looked up, she only had time to draw a sharp breath before the collision occurred. The ear shattering shriek of machinery being crushed could be heard, the occupant in the car was knocked instantly unconscious.

As the earth became still again, Mother Nature quietly covered her ghastly handiwork. The virginal snow silently covered the car and its hapless occupant. From within the car, the voice of Bing Crosby could be heard crooning his classic song…

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow…