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#RainbowSnippets: Jack and Marjory

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Happy Saturday! Here’s my #RainbowSnippets post for this week – if you’re new to this, Rainbow Snippets is a chance to read and share 6 sentences of LGBTQIA+ fiction every Saturday. There’s a huge variety from Steampunk, like mine, to Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Comedy and everything in between. You can join the fun and read all the other fabulous snippets at the wonderfully friendly and supportive official facebook group here 🙂

So, here is the next snippet from Jack and Marjory – my novella-in-progress which gives two of my Bi-Gendered characters a chance to tell something of their own little side-adventure, which actually had a massive impact on the history of Ire in a ‘behind-the-scenes’ kind of way.

If you missed last week’s snippet you can catch up here: #RainbowSnippets: Jack and Marjory

If you want to start from the beginning you can do so here: https://blakeandwight.com/2018/09/29/rainbowsnippets-jack-and-marjory/

 

Jack and Marjory are beginning to appreciate allure of Madame Nature ‘in the flesh’ as they trudge the their reluctant way along the picturesque Way Of The Roses en route to  pick up the smuggled teaset for the leader of the revolution…

Cormorants and Goosanders were pottering about now in the river but we left them to it, castin’ a last wistful glance towards Caton Moor and the warm Inns and Coffee Houses of that cosy little white-washed town.

There’s a tree there, beside The Ship, what the landlord calls ‘The Druid Tree’; he’ll charge you a penny to tell you that ‘back in the time of Queen Elizabeth’ the townsfolk used to catch shellfish in The Lune and sell them on the sandstone steps in front of that tree. Then he has the audacity to beam at you, like he’s just taught you something.

We’ve heard whisper of a few lads an’ lassies what’ll sell yer somethin’ delightful on those steps under the old Druid Tree n’all, but It’d cost you more than a penny, Pal.

Still the delights of Caton weren’t for us that day. Our plan was to press on hard to Cracoe and pick up the Treacle Train to York, then hire a Hippo’ton Cab to Beverly, arriving around supper time, keep out of trouble ’til nightfall and then walk the last hour or so to Cottingham.

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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.

 

Wishing you all a most splendiferous week and don’t forget to check in at the #rainbowsnippets facebook group for more fabulous snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction 🙂 

 

rainbow flower image courtesy of mariah22 at http://www.freeimages.com

book cover image by Renphoto 

 

16 responses

  1. Reblogged this on inspirationcauldron and commented:
    Beautifully put!

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    February 24, 2019 at 4:57 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou so much – made my day! 🙂

      Like

      February 26, 2019 at 7:57 am

  2. Beautifully put!

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    February 24, 2019 at 4:57 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂

      Like

      February 26, 2019 at 7:57 am

  3. Uhb, The text is sort of hidden on my end. I had to highlight it to read it. Is that intentional?

    Liked by 1 person

    February 25, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Eeep! Thanks for the heads-up I had no idea… I’m using a different file format since MSWord died on me, guess there must be some kind of issue there 😦 Hugest thanks for letting me know, I’ll try and sort it …

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      February 26, 2019 at 7:59 am

  4. Now it is big and easy to read. My old peepers thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    February 26, 2019 at 11:48 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Phew! Thanks hugely for flagging it up 🙂 Teething problems with new tech… lol 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      February 26, 2019 at 12:48 pm

  5. Ha! Good luck to them with that plan to keep out of trouble. 🙂

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    February 27, 2019 at 3:46 am

    • smithandskarry1

      lol, it’s certainly not their forte! 😉

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      February 27, 2019 at 8:02 am

  6. Why do I suspect that staying out of trouble is easier said than done.

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    March 2, 2019 at 3:05 am

    • smithandskarry1

      lol, they seem to have a talent for walking into it 😉

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      March 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm

  7. I don’t have a lot of faith in them staying out of trouble…

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    March 2, 2019 at 4:35 am

    • smithandskarry1

      It’s not likely is it? lol

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      March 2, 2019 at 12:12 pm

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