Late, I know. Sorry for having my entry be late for the blogfest but with the microobiology combined with a new job, I have been so tired. But here it is:
The blogfest is hosted by Christine H over at The Writer's Hole .
Basically, she wants rain! That is the main aspect for this blogfest and since it's pretty straightforward there isn't much to add about the blogfest.
Since the last blogfest was also one involving weather, I decided to skip ahead in the story a little bit. I wouldn't want to weather focused sections that close together in the overall story. So, this is Cinder Story after Jack has started the job, had a few issues with the stepdaughters of his boss and they have given him the nickname Cinder. It's not very long either and a bit rough.
Entry from Cinder Story:
Jack used to like rain. The refreshing way a good shower would drop the temperature on a hot summer day could improve his mood at the first sprinkling of liquid. Dark gray clouds had their own natural beauty that so few seemed to appreciate. Scents after a strong rainstorm was like heaven. Or... That's how it used to be when it rained but today has ruined that entirely.
Standing out in a downpour hadn't been his plan for the fifteen minutes, but when Alexa handed him her sparkling pink umbrella, he knew he couldn't refuse the job. She was angry at him already and a bad report to her stepfather would hinder the work he'd done so far.
So, he took the umbrella without a complaint, only taking one longing glance at the extra, blue one that remained in the close before following her outside. But he wasn't going to take the disregard without saying something. "You're so addicted to those things that you have to go out in a storm to get your fix?"
"Bite me." She didn't skip a beat with her response and proceeded to take her time lighting the slim, white cigarette.
His one sentence in, Jack stood holding the umbrella over her and let the rain drench him. At least the water kept the smoke from infusing into his clothing since she tended to exhale in his direction on purpose.