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NovDoodle Rosemary with Grey

November Doodle

My CLmooc friends doodle every day. During November, my doodles will usually be from the writing for National Novel Writing Month: NaNoWriMo.

This year, my story So Says the River continues as the characters search for the dragons that help keep the balance among the many worlds. A new sighting and event had occurred, but what does it mean?

In this part of the story, Olivia wants her father to approve of her choice to study botany; She brings color to House Booth—where everything lives in shades of grey.

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Excerpt:

Slipping out her studio, down the stairway and out the door, she knew the quickest spot— just outside the Center, on the park side against the wall, seven large rosemary bushes grew five feet tall: two blue, one purple, one pink, one white, two blue. She chose one of each color, the silvery undersides of the deep green leaves set off the little gowns of each flower.

Arranging them as she walked back to Booth House, she noticed the short grey hairs on the underside of the leaves. These are perfect— I’m sure Father will grow to like these.

As she approached the house, now without its surrounding gardens, her mind envisioned a mixed floral look of a meadow, with lavenders and blues, reds, yellows, and orange. She’d begin a list to plan it, with ideas from the meadows of her new hikes.

At the kitchen for the family events, she slipped in and opened several cabinets until she found one filled with various containers. She found a vase: slim, rectangular, grey with lighter grey stripes— one whose simple pattern and color is one her father would approve. She filled the vase with water and slipped the little bouquet inside, delighted with the result, and hoping her Father would be too.

Walking back to the stairway, she took a deep breath and planned, not exactly what to say, but the idea of what to say. “I don’t want to sound rehearsed,” she thought. “Father would be suspect of that.”

Excerpt From
So Says the River E2 /So Says the Dragon
Sheri Edwards
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11.29.21

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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart

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