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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 another 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 world 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 

The previous snippets from Jack and Marjory were posted here:

Snippet 1

Snippet 2 

Snippet 3 

And here’s snippet 4, Jack and Marjory have just come up from a difficult fight in the hex ring and are absolutely NOT listening in on Kitty and Max’s conversation, nor indulging in a cup of illegal Lapsang…


« I tell you, Kitty, the revolution’s gone to the dogs and Christina… » he knocked back his teacup and Kitty refilled it sympathetically, « …Christina is la reine de salope, if you’ll pardon the French. »

« I wouldn’t excuse you for anything, darlin’, I think it’s lovely. »

He shook his head, « No, no it really isn’t and there’s the rub. » He massaged the back of his neck carefully and ,on turning, caught sight of us and waved cheerfully.

We turned our head to the side and tried to pretend we hadn’t noticed.



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 


Hope you’ve all survived the storms last week and are getting in the festive spirit (or not depending on your take on the whole tinsel-fest thing) We’re still in new-house-honey-moon mode I think and have gone decoration nuts which is not like us at all! Hope you all have a warm and cosy weekend, blessings on your brew! 🙂

9 responses

  1. Intriguing!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 1, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! Things will get a bit clearer with the next two snippets 🙂


      December 6, 2018 at 12:52 pm

  2. Oh, I’m loving this! Can’t wait until I can read the whole thing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    December 1, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou! That’s made my day! 🙂


      December 6, 2018 at 12:51 pm

  3. I love the banter, and the story is so intriguing! ♡

    Liked by 1 person

    December 3, 2018 at 3:00 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! Yes, Max is usually ‘all about the banter’ and Kitty is a dreadful flirt as well 😉 Glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      December 6, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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  5. Ooo intriguing.

    Liked by 1 person

    December 8, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 😀


      December 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm

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