A toddler in an emotionally explosive and unstable family has her leg amputated. In spite of significant hurdles, she powers through to become a successful career woman and equally successful single parent.
Wendy Sura Thomson is a 5-star author of Summon the Tiger, The Third Order, The Man from Burnt Island, and Postcards from the Future (as a contributing author.) She has several more works underway. She lives in Michigan with her beloved Setters and covets sipping coffee outdoors first thing in the morning, rain or shine., listening to the waterfall and the birds and watching [often with amusement] the pups explore.
My brother was killed by a newly-minted teenage driver one day, Late in August. I remember thinking to myself that the evening was lovely - I didn't know I was thinking that at the moment my brother was hit head-on by a high-schooler that thought he could open up his full-size Oldsmobile on a rural road. He never saw my brother, who was puttering along on his Vespa. The teenager was going well over 100 MPH, the officers told me later.
How times have changed. That young man got a couple of weekends in jail and some extensive community service. His father came to court in a wheelchair. That young man wasn't a troublemaker. I am sure what he did haunts him to this day. I am torn between "justice" and the ruination of a young life. One death is horrible. Should we add a second casualty? Like I said: I am torn.
Summon the Tiger
And right at that point, on August 23rd, I saw Mike Glynn, a VP, and Chris Bridgeman heading to my office. They had very worried looks on their faces: my hysterical mother had ended up on the phone with them, she not having my work number. My brother had been killed in a car accident, and I was the only one within thousands of miles.