Please note: Lightning Strikes and After the Storm (also available) are short stories written in round-robin style by numerous authors of Prism Book Group during a promotional event. Each contributor had the opportunity to add a section, and take the story where they chose. The authors had a good time pulling this together! Now that the event is over, they are offering it free of charge for readers who would enjoy the opportunity to read it. It is meant as fun, merely to showcase various writing styles, and is not intended as a novel.