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.
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!]