She took a "shortcut" on the way to her parents' house, and got lost:
"Woman gives birth, fights off bees, starts wildfire in Northern California"
Even if you felt your day was tough,
I hope it wasn't really quite this rough.
The story reminds me a bit of this novel I'm reading, Madeleine and the Mists, by Mary Catelli, which has been doing a fine job of holding my interest. The situation has been building, and our heroine, who is expecting, is about to lead some armed men into a misty forested area where it's magically easy to get lost. I'm hoping everything works out okay for her!
The terrain is getting misty,
and the plot is turning twisty.