Thunder / by Karie Luidens


Sure enough, we awoke this morning to flashes of white and pink lightning in the dark 5am sky. They were quiet at first, far to the west over the mesas and volcanoes, but as they rolled eastward toward Albuquerque their thunder grew from grumbles to full crash-bangs overhead. Around 5:30 one blast set off a car alarm on our block. Then, suddenly, the rains came showering in.