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#RainbowSnippets: Jack and Marjory



Happy Saturday! And Happy solstice / christmas / yule / wizmas / or whatever you happen to prefer celebrating at this time of year 🙂

Still posting  from the novella I’m working on. 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 of LGBTQIA+ fiction 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

Snippet 4

Snippet 5,

Snippet 6

And here’s snippet 7 – Jack and Marjory are about to find out what Max wants them to do in exchange for a small fortune in illegal gunpowder tea…


A tentacle began to coil and flex against the back of our hand and we lurched back to reality with a jolt, “What needs doing?”

Max leaned forward conspiratorially and checked all round the room in an unnecessarily dramatic fashion. There was still nobody there but Kitty. “In a certain room, in a certain inn, near Cottingham,” he whispered, “is a certain chest. In that chest is a certain teaset – it would be far better for you if you didn’t ask which.”

We nodded and he smiled and continued, “the Inn is The Haworth Arms and the room has been booked for Friday and Saturday night under a name which, for the purposes of this little venture, will become your name,”

We nodded again, feeling he was making a simple thing ridiculously complex with his prattling. “Arrive late on the Saturday and someone will bump into you at the door and give you the key to the room, go straight up and straight to bed, then leave early in the morning, taking the chest with you. If no one sees or speaks to you, so much the better, understand?”



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 all have a fantastic festive period and please come back and join us all here in the new year for our Annual Lancastrian Frost Fair and of course more rainbow snippets! 🙂 Blessings on your mince pies 🙂


13 responses

  1. Intriguing!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 23, 2018 at 3:43 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂


      December 31, 2018 at 10:41 am

  2. Nicely done!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 23, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thanks 🙂


      December 31, 2018 at 10:42 am

  3. It all sounds so straightforward – what could possibly go wrong? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    December 23, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      What indeed! 😉


      December 31, 2018 at 10:42 am

  4. Love the intrigue.

    And I can see lots of things that can go wrong!

    Liked by 1 person

    December 24, 2018 at 3:02 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! Really glad you’re enjoying it 🙂


      December 31, 2018 at 10:43 am

  5. I can’t help but wonder if Jack & Marjory are as “certain” of Max’s plan as he is? 😁

    Liked by 1 person

    December 28, 2018 at 4:10 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Ha ha! Absolutely! 😉 X-D

      Liked by 1 person

      December 31, 2018 at 10:51 am

  6. Very nice

    Liked by 1 person

    December 30, 2018 at 12:24 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂


      December 31, 2018 at 10:44 am

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