Put three writers in a car for a four-hour
road trip and what do you get?
Needless to say the conversation en route turned to the interviews and writing. What questions would we be asked?
Without a doubt one of them had to be …. Where do you get your ideas?
Here’s a slightly longer explanation than we gave the ABC and Tamworth Library, with the help of a few photographs we took along the way.
Our heroine is on the road in her Kombi van with her only companion her much loved dog, Beetle.
While she’s inside Beetle slips the lead and runs away. She’s frantic.
While she’s trying to free Beetle a man appears. He accuses her of setting free a dingo and wrecking the trap in the process. She’s into him about such a stupid accusation. “Get a grip. It’s my dog you’re hurting here. I think you should come to the party and help with the vet bill since it’s your fault having a trap in town where domestic dogs can get caught.”
“This is my land and you’re trespassing. You can pay your own damned bill. Now take that mutt and get off my land.”
The bill for Beetle continues to mount and the vet wants some money towards his treatment. The owner of the pub agrees to advance the full amount of money to pay the vet bill on the condition she works it off and leaves him the keys to her beloved Kombi as security.
The pub owner likes our heroine, she’s doing a good job and since Beetle is still in recovery, she doesn’t have a problem staying in town. Besides, she’s enjoying the music and the company.
And we need a title and names for our hero and heroine …
Reposted from: Australian Rural Romance - Wednesday Wanderings