(Sinister Snowman created by Rothmir on DeviantArt)
Two days before Christmas, my dad woke me up to tell me I needed to put on some clothes and meet him outside. I shuffled through the pile of dirty laundry and put on a shirt, Adidas running pants and sneakers. I grabbed my coat and beanie off the rack, looked at the red-haloed numbers of the clock, which read 1:05 AM then hurried up the stairs and outside. My dad stood with an officer on the porch, and in the distance I could make out the flashing lights of two cruisers, a Cadillac Escalade parked in the middle of the road, and my Green Ford Exploder, the Sherman Tank, planted over the curb, blocking the sidewalk, hood through a city fence and the front wheels lodged in a small snowdrift. I regretted not putting on socks as I zipped up my non-insulated parka and pulled my cotton beanie over my ears.