I have a fun fact for all of you today: Alaska has its very own time zone. Yup. We sure do. It’s a full 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time, which is why, until someone in Hawaii joins the WIPpeteers, I will almost always be the last to post my WIPpet. Alaska is the northern-most, western-most, AND eastern-most state in the United States. The Unalaskan Islands stretch so far westward they actually cross the prime meridian into the eastern hemisphere. Hence the need for a special time zone.
Fun facts are done; on to the WIPpet itself!
If you’ve been following me for more than a month or so, you already know I have this thing for chocolate. It will, in some form or another, make an appearance in each one of my books, even the high fantasies that have nothing to do with this world. Today, I present Harsha’s chocolate moment. She is hiking through the Alaskan woods, with Zeeb and Seraph as her guides, looking for a faerie. Being a lady with a health condition trying to keep up with a perfectly healthy dragon and werewolf, she naturally falls behind at times. In this instance, she decides not to call for them. Instead…
She decided to break into some of her precious chocolate supply, to celebrate the quiet beauty of the woods. She spotted a fallen tree trunk and tested it for stability. When she was sure it wouldn’t roll, fall into a hidden hole, or crumble under her, she sat down and dug in her backpack for the precious Sea Turtle bar, her very favorite. She would never have thought of it on her own, but dried blueberries and dark chocolate really made a most delicious combination. She took a moment to breathe in the fragrance before taking her first bite. As her teeth crunched through the chocolate bar, she heard a crash in the woods behind her.
Cue foreboding music.
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