Lucy is haunted by the ghost of a woman she killed in a car accident a few years earlier. She is convinced Adele's death was her fault and has never forgiven herself for the accident. Lucy has cut herself off from society and lives alone in the woods, where she works as an editor. Her isolation, however, does not stop Adele's visitations to her whenever there is a storm. I won't give any more of the plot away at this point, but we are taking on a journey inside Lucy's troubled mind.
I personally, found Gibbs' writing style to be very poetic and compelling. Even though it was only a short story, I found once I started reading this tale, I couldn't put it down until I was sure what would happen to the characters Lucy and Adele. For me, this is the sign of a class author and one that I want to read more of. An excellent, excellent story and one I can only highly recommend to anyone. No question about the five stars for The Storm Creature. Fully deserved.
Just as a small aside - what a truly magnificent cover. I love it - it's so evocative.