Bubbly Rosé & the Carnival on the Mountaintop
Where most people asked “why?” Archer Roose asked “when?” That’s how she and her moose had found themselves at the Velvet Octopus Carnival, surrounded by whimsical characters and dwarfed by the brilliantly lit tents and amusements. They cheerfully indulged in the carnival’s delicacies, like cornflake-crusted corn dogs and deep-fried dolci.
With puckish glee, Archer supplied the revelers with Bubbly Rosé, a sunset-hued elixir with an intoxicating aroma of rose and juicy strawberry. In no time at all, every merrymaker on the mountaintop held a flute of the effervescent wine, which by and by colored all the evening’s festivities in a rosy hue.
With glasses in hand and hoof, Archer and her moose headed straight for the “Tent of Curiosities.” There they found Dodo birds performing a synchronized trapeze act, Wooly Mammoths flashing by on extreme sporting bicycles, and a troupe of dancing cats performing to Beethoven’s latest smash hit, Symphony No. 9.
After a night where wonders never ceased, Archer and her moose were among the last to depart. Catching a final glimpse over her shoulder, Archer saw that the Velvet Octopus Carnival had up and vanished. All that remained was a lone corn dog sitting among the alpine wildflowers, a humble monument to an adventure that began with the simplest of thoughts: where to next?