Linda Kay Simmons is the author of "Cahas Mountain" and "Lightning Shall Strike." "Claudine, The Evolution Of A Redneck Goddess" is a dark-comedy play, suitable for radio and theater production. Claudine is a sharp departure from the serious but uplifting Appalachian fiction Simmons usually writes. Simmons says that we all need to laugh at ourselves and not take life so seriously even when dealing with serious issues. Claudine survives her upbringing with a bit of treachery. Hopefully we all can. Claudine is a character you will never forget!