She covers her ears as the ambulance rushes down the street, sirens wailing.
She cries in discomfort as she runs inside to escape the clatter of the lawn mower.
She rocks in agitation to cope with the sound of the cutlery clinking and clashing at the meal table.
She wears her ear defenders to muffle the sound of the loud music when she is in the school hall.
But when it rains.
When it rains!
When it rains she presses her face up against the glass and looks out into the sky.
Her body is tense and coiled like a spring.
When it thunders she squeals as the sound ricochets around in her head. She jumps up and down as the pressure explodes through her chest.
Squeals and jumps with delight.
The thunder echoes. Reverberates.
She dances. She flaps. She spins.
She returns to the window and presses her face up against the glass and looks out into the sky.
This weeks challenge for the Blogfast Club was to write a fictional piece to the prompt 'thunder'. Go to kate says stuff to find out more.