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Grevillea – & – A Tidbit From My Novel.

The Grevillea bush is in full bloom and I try to catch sight of the honeyeaters as I walk by. Unfortunately, they are too quick to fly off as I approach. Maybe if I left the dog at home … but that would defeat the purpose.

Roadside Grevillea
Roadside Grevillea

Now, I’ve decided to share  the opening dialogue from my novel, only because I’ve already revealed this on my other blog (the online learning journey one). When I found myself without sentences for a writing task, I snatched words I had prepared earlier.

Being Fantasy, I know it will not appeal to some! A mere tidbit.


“You’re sure, absolutely sure, no one else knows about this?” the wizard asked, peering at his informant in the gloom.

The elderly dragon-rider leaned into his green dragon, slipped a hand inside his leathers and absent-mindedly scratched while he thought. He nodded slowly.

“It would be all over town, if anyone else knew,” he said, flicking the fingers of his free hand towards the Tower.

“I suppose.” The wizard sounded unconvinced.

“My dragon will tell you the same thing.” The dragon-rider thumped the ribs behind him. “We’ve not spoken of it to anyone. Once word gets out, you can’t keep something like this quiet,” he insisted.

The wizard and the dragon locked eyes. The wizard looked away first.

[All grammar and verb use corrections gratefully received!]


I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

13 thoughts on “Grevillea – & – A Tidbit From My Novel.

  1. You know perfectly well that the writing is abolutely fine ! – in fact, I like it. And I put it that way because you’re right, fantasy isn’t everyone’s thing, and isn’t mine. But if the rest of it is written as well as this tidbit it’ll be un grand oeuvre !

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    1. Hi Cady, these evergreen flowering plants belong to the protea family and are native to Australia and countries nearby – about 360 species from shrubs to trees (according to wikipedia). There, you have learned something for the day. 🙂


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