If you look closely enough, you will see the baby fire breathers at the bottom of the garden. Crawl really low, so low that the grass towers over your head.
Hike through the undergrowth, past the clay lake that sits high above. Mind you don’t startle the kookaburras while they bath their feathers in the water. But watch out if they see you because they’ll laugh so much that they’ll mistake you for food. Better sneak past quietly.
Have you reached the Smurf’s house yet? It’s that mushroom you can see just beyond the clover field. Buzz the Bee will meet you in his backyard and take you to where you need to go.
Careful now, the ant’s nest is near and they’re quite partial to the odd meaty morsel or two!
Look! There’s Buzz now, hovering over the giant white petals of the pretty bush. Follow him closely or you’ll lose your way. It’s easy to get lost in this forest of grass.
Hey! You’re getting close now. Can you feel the warmth yet?
Meet Blue. She is protecting the eggs while their mother is out collecting hot rocks. See how she keeps them at a constant temperature by waving her blue wings? Dragon eggs will overheat if someone doesn’t do this.
Let Buzz go, he doesn’t like hanging around baby fire breathers. They like to eat bees, especially those with sweet, sticky pollen still on their legs.
Don’t trip over the twigs, you don’t want to fall into the nest, it’s pretty hot! Look! We’re just in time to see them hatching.
There now. Didn’t I say you’d see baby fire breathers at the bottom of the garden?
A story I whipped up at TAFE tonight… we’re having half a term of creative writing!!! So excellent!!! This course is so brilliant!!!
We had to use various photos and make up a story from them! So I chose bees… but the story grew to include a fairy and dragon as well!!
Many thanks to Gustav Nordland, Kookylane and Rayjun for the inspiration for this story.