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Lightning strobed the world into silhouette and thunder rattled the windows. Rain splattered in buckshot patterns. The wind in the chimney shrieked and fell off to a moan.
She’d caught Cassie skyping when she’d promised to study and that blew up into its own storm of accusations. You’re ruining my life. Drama queen. I hate you. The usual.
Except this time. No more, she thought. When Cassie rose, she’d slapped her. Hard. Her daughter looked momentarily dazed, then released an anguished howl and ran from the house into the tempest.
Now, she paced — her heart racing. Surely, she’ll come home.