Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thunder and lightning

Philip Hornbuckle searched for Paco all day in the crowd of parakeets. He was nowhere to be found. Defeated, Philip began his walk home. Storm clouds rolled in above him and rain started to drench Philip's only remaining trench coat. He didn't notice though, he could only think about Paco. Rain started to pour harder. Lightning flashed across the sky and thunder shook the ground below Philip's feet. Suddenly, Philip's vision lit up. Flashes of purple, green, blue, and red filled his field of vision. His body hit the ground with a loud thud. His eyes closed. The last thing he saw was the charred dirt and gravel below him.
Two hours later, Philip awoke. He felt strange, something was different. His ears were ringing. The only thing he could hear was the faint sound of Hannah Montana's "Rockstar" blaring from city hall. He looked at his hands, his legs, and the rest of his body. Then he knew what was wrong. Philip Hornbuckle had been struck by lightning and woken up as a woman. He was no longer a man. He had no memory of Paco or his past life. Philip was being given a second chance at life.