I have been exceedingly blessed in the last few years by lovely readers who have become supportive friends, some of whom I haven’t even met in person yet. I’ve talked about Gertie and her cupcake support committee here, here, and here (one for each Dowser book). I also still have Karen’s trinket hanging on my monitor where I get to see it every morning.
And then there is lovely Kelly. She sent this:
<3 I’ve made a screensaver out of the above image <3
I knew a treat was coming, because Kelly and I had been trying to meet for a hot chocolate last month – yes, we know each other in real life, however our paths do not naturally cross :( But life was insanely busy with moving and family. Kelly finally convinced me that she should just mail the package to me as a house warming gift.
This is what was so brilliantly packaged inside – yes, brand new chocolate!!!
Five freaking kilograms of Ocoa by Cacao Barry to be exact!! That’s 11.02 pounds for my American friends. I, of course, immediately opened, poured, and tasted :)
This huge box of “support” will get me through writing a couple of more Dowser books, at the very least. I’m thinking of making brownies, cupcakes, and perhaps some Chewy Gooey Chocolate Cookies with it.
In fact, I’m designing up some new cupcakes for Dowser 4 and I’m seriously thinking of using this chocolate to make them, then sending tasters to Kelly for her approval. That won’t even dent this box of goodness – yes, I’m greedy and selfishly-bent when it comes to good chocolate.
Thank you Kelly, for all your support and the chocolate. It is – you are – very appreciated and cherished!
SUNSHINE’S NIGHT OF DARKNESS
Synopsis: It’s Sunshine’s first day of work in security at the P.U.R.E Corporation and all she wants to do is make it through orientation, but first she’s got to fill out a name tag requisition form, fit her uniform, meet a cute computer geek … oh, and save her fellow employees from genetically-mutated, blood-lusting vampires.
Notes: All work is registered with the WGC & the WGA.
- Scene Sixteen -
INT. HUMAN RESOURCES/EXT. IRMA’S OFFICE – LATER
The group waits as Irma crosses back out of her office. Human Resource EMPLOYEES bustle around desks and computers and the assistant continues to bind booklets. Irma hands a form to Sunshine and a binder to Huxley.
Your name tag requisition.
Oh, that’s okay. I have one.
Irma just stares at him.
I like to keep up on the homework if I miss a class, and study ahead.
(sarcastic i.e. undermining Irma)
I totally knew it, there is going to be a test!!
(just trying to get through it)
P.U.R.E continually looks to build a dedicated team. You’re encouraged to better yourselves both physically and mentally. To this end, the spa and other facilities can be accessed off hours for an employee rate, as outlined in your orientation manuals. We offer a comprehensive dental and medical plan…
SUNSHINE’S NIGHT OF DARKNESS – a screenplay by Meghan Ciana Doidge
SCENE SIXTEEN (above)