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In A Flash, A Short Story

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In 1989, Susan Trudeau--the woman who later would become known as author and Earth Mage Smoky Trudeau Zeidel, was struck by lightning. This is the remarkable tale of her ordeal, her struggle to overcome physical injuries that would have killed most people, and her triumph in learning to live a life of joy and inspiration despite chronic pain.
ebook, 19 pages
Published (first published May 9th 2011)
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Malcolm
May 12, 2011 Malcolm rated it it was amazing
Mark Twain once wrote that “thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

Smoky Trudeau Zeidel’s “In a Flash” describes the kind of work lightning does when the “lightning rod” it selects is the umbrella in a young woman’s hand.

The woman died. That was to be expected. But not for long.

Lightning struck Smoky Trudeau Zeidel twenty two years ago on an overcast day in a Chicago suburb. Life since then has not been easy: the number of trips to the hospital, the numbe
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Melinda Clayton
In the interest of full disclosure, Smoky and I share a publisher. While I don't know her personally, I've "seen" her around the internet. Last week, I noticed that she had published a short story - nonfiction - about the day she was struck by lightning. Having worked in the field of mental health for a long time, and having during those years met a couple of people with similar experiences, I knew this was a story I'd have to read.

Smoky takes the reader through the event itself (with informati
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Smoky Zeidel is a novelist and poet, whose love of the natural world is thematic in all she writes. She taught writing and creativity workshops for many years at venues throughout the Midwest before succumbing to her bohemian urges and moving to Southern California. Her work has earned her two nominations for the prestigious Pushcart Prize.

Smoky lives in a ramshackle cottage in the hills outside L
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