Oh the fun of writing about weather. Well, not so much. I rarely ever have weather mentioned in my stories, let alone done as a prominent feature as this blogfest requires. The only one I have done in the past is the one I wrote for the break the rules blogfest because I decided to start with weather, breaking the rule that way. It did turn out kinda cool but I wasn't sure how I'd get the weather factor into my new blog novel, Cinder Story. When I think of Cinderella type stories I don't really think about the weather. But I managed to scrape something together because I love blogfests and the more I take part in for this story, more of the novel will get written.
The Weather Blogfest is hosted by the bloggers at A Little Slice of Nothing.
It is pretty straight forward. Those that are taking part in this blogfest have to post a scene or story that features weather. It can't be a minor detail because that is no fun because it's supposed to showcase the topic presented in the blogfest.
The snow isn't visible in the image but the lightning is so cool in this picture. It's from crystallinks.com originally and I love the circle part.
Rough Draft Warning! lol
Cinder Story: Snow/Lightning
Staring at the overflowing bookshelf for over half an hour didn't help make the moving process any easier for Jack. He struggled in picking out just the right books to put into the small box, which currently contained four already chosen ones. Although he didn't expect a lot of down time on the job, he didn't know for sure and having some books there might be useful some day but they had to be appropriate.
"Aren't you done with that box yet?" Eathan returned, handing him a bottle of water. He settling on a chair, indicating break time. "Why not bring movies? Or do you not have room in your cell for a tv?"
"I could bring a small one but don't think I will. Can watch tv on my days off." Jack tossed a few generic fiction books into the box, attempting to line them up so none of the pages would get damaged. he'd never been that into watching anyways and with the limit on the types of movies he'd be able to bring, it was much easier to not bring one at all. "Thanks for helping me with this. I owe you one."
"You owe me ten. This had to be the one random weekend that is has to snow for the entire month."
Shrugging, Jack stood, stretching his legs as a burning sensation radiated from each knee cap. Once he was used to standing again, he moved to the window in the room to peer outside. It had started to snow a few hours ago but they had been very small flakes. Now, the flakes appeared different. He couldn't distinguish one flake from the next as they seemed more like little balls of snow.
About to turn away from the natural scene, Jack stopped as a flash caught his eye. "Woah." He peered out again, looking both directions and every which way upward that he could manage with the small window.
"What?" Eathan stared at him, not getting up to go look.
He waited another minute before responding. Once another flash was visible he confirmed his thoughts and said, "there's lightning."
"No way." It was enough to get Eathan to join Jack at the window. "Is that possible? Snow with lightning?"
"Watch and see for yourself. I know I saw lightning."
It took another couple of minutes but soon another flash of electricity moved across the dull gray sky. The snow continued to fall but in the weird little balls instead of flakes making it the strangest weather Jack had ever seen. If he'd been the type to believe in omens and signs, he would have wondered what the weird weather meant for his new career. But he wasn't the type. Instead, he spent a few minutes watching in awe and then he settled back to packing. He had a lot to choose from and a limited space to fill. It wasn't going to be an easy task.