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Seventh Grade Reflection

An Encounter with Lightning

Recently, there have been a lot of lightning storms, especially at night, early in the morning. Here’s the story of one of my first encounters with lightning, from when I was a little girl.

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BANG! My eyes flew open as a loud ruckus filled the air. I inched forward into a sitting position and let my eyes adjust to the dark room. Sirens roared up and down the highways, racing as fast as they could to their destinations. These places were unknown to me, unfortunately, and my heart filled with worry watching them go by.

Suddenly, there it was. A brilliant flash of lightning tore through the sky, enlightening the whole town. Another crash exploded through the hills, rumbling the earth. I quickly ducked under my covers, as if they could block out the loud noises and bright lights. There it was, again; this one was the strongest hit yet. I dug my fingers into my ears, hoping to stop the thundering bangs that caught me by surprised and made me shake with fright.

Hunny tossed and turned at my feet, then slowly cracked an eye open. She was a good sleeper, lucky enough to have dreamt through part of this insane storm. I felt her rough tongue on my ankles and her head nuzzling my leg. I was grateful for the comfort. I picked her up and held her close to my face as the rain came roaring down on my roof. Bang, flash, boom! The thunder continued.

Slowly, after seconds- minutes- maybe an hour- it quieted, until eventually the storm was just a quiet pitter-patter of raindrops falling from the grey clouds. My eyelids grew heavy, and I was lulled once more into a deep sleep by the rhythmic sounds from outside my window.

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