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#rainbowsnippets: Jack and Marjory


Happy Saturday! I didn’t have an author snippet sent to me for today so I thought I’d share the first six lines from the novella I’m working on right now. It’s called Jack and Marjory and it gives space for two of my  bigender characters to tell something of their own side-adventure (which played a massive part in the history of Ire in a behind the scenes sort of way.) If you want some background, check out the Introduction page above 🙂  To see all the other fabulous rainbow snippets for this week check out the rainbow snippets facebook page


         IS THIS WHERE WE END… ?

“ of laughter and soft lies, no safety or surprise, I’ll never look into your eyes…”


Yeovil skyway station, vomiting bile onto the porcelain of a public Crapper with a full hip flask boasting a lethal dose of Matcha and no hope in Hull.

Is this where we end? I s’pose it must be.

The door of the next cubicle swings open and through the blur of caffeine withdrawl we clock a deek at him – a Plain As Henry well dressed body, an everyday sort of beast, someone unremarkable with an enviably dull and happy existence, who pays his sugar tax and sticks to his government standard issue cup of dandelion root coffee and his tinned tomato soup, his peaceful caffeine, sugar, magic free existence… is this a moral tale? P’rhaps it is, but we don’t think it was ever meant to be. We, certainly, didn’t plan it that way.

The door swings shut on just another dreary tea sot dead in a pool of their own vomit … yep, sounds plausible alright.

But we wasn’t always like this you know…



Jack and Marjory:

Being an entertaining and informative piece of travel writing by a couple of rogues on the run as they attempt to avoid the machinations of wizards, monarchs and a ruthless band of beatnik poets, deflect a civil war and deliver a priceless, historical tea set before the owner finds himself at the gallows.


rainbow flower image courtesy of mariah22 at

book cover image by Renphoto 

13 responses

  1. I’m intrigued!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 1, 2018 at 7:10 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! I” post another snippet of it next month 🙂


      October 1, 2018 at 8:39 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂


      October 2, 2018 at 7:49 am

  2. Sounds very cool.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 1, 2018 at 8:53 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂


      October 2, 2018 at 7:48 am

  3. Intriguing beginning (and lovely cover)! 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    October 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! Yeah I’m really chuffed with the cover – they’ve got a great portfolio I was really lucky to find them 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      October 2, 2018 at 7:48 am

  4. louiselyons013

    Wow, I’m interested to see where this goes!

    Liked by 1 person

    October 6, 2018 at 4:51 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! I’m really glad you liked it, I’ll post some more later this month 🙂


      October 6, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyu! I’ll be posting more soon 🙂


      October 9, 2018 at 12:25 pm

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