Day 7 of #AdventAdventures17 features a cup (shared :)) of Organic Saigon Chai and “Edna in Rain” by Marie-Helene Bertino. With whole red peppercorns, the chai blend somehow wasn’t overpowering, even after 3-4 minutes of steeping. Personally I like my chai more on the side of Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings, really packed with cinnamon, clove and allspice. Still, this one did the trick for how cold it’s gotten! The short story was very short, maybe only 6 pages! In it we meet Edna, a woman on a walk when suddenly it starts to rain not water but every man and woman she’s ever been with. It’s pretty delightful until a sad, mysterious turn at the end. “He was relentlessly smiling, if there is such a thing. Like those days when you can’t get away from the sun, even when you are inside negotiating a dry cleaning bill, it shines and shines.” #ssac17 #ssac #shortstoryadventcalendar #24daysoftea PS. I did not upload yesterday’s story (day 6) because it was the first I really, really didn’t care for. But perhaps I ought to do more research on the subject material.