Steampunk fiction, reviews and interviews

#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/

Jacl and Marjory are trying to remain inconspicuous as they traverse the Lancashire countryside to rescue the smuggled teaset for the leader of the revolution…

 

At Cracoe we stopped for a quiet ale in the Devonshire Coach House and sat outside in the late afternoon sunshine enjoying our snap. We know what you’re thinking, you wouldn’t have been so daft wouldcha? No, you’d have kept a low profile like you was told. But, well, we already told you was green about it all back then and, besides, we’ve never been that good at doing what we’re told, that’s just the way it is.

Cracoe turned out to be quite a pleasant, sleepy little town. For a shilling, any rosy faced cider swigger will tell you a little history of the place – and if you’re good you can then win it back off him in a game of hunt the rabbit and he’ll not bear you a grudge. At least not until you’re well on your way home.

 

 

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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 

14 responses

  1. Ooo, another colorful snippet which makes the setting and the characters all the more vivid, ending on such an ominous, yet intriguing line…

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    March 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! They certainly need to watch their backs at this point… 😉

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      March 15, 2019 at 9:12 am

  2. Are some of those hunted rabbits going to come, er, home to roost at some point?

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    March 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      They’ve certainly attracted some unwanted attention 😉

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      March 15, 2019 at 9:12 am

  3. I like the character that comes through in this snip!

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    March 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thanks! They are fun to write 🙂

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      March 15, 2019 at 9:11 am

  4. I’m glad they know better than to keep a low profile, it’s too much fun seeing what they get up to! ❤️

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    March 12, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thanks! Yes they’re very good at not doing as they’re told 😉

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      March 15, 2019 at 9:11 am

  5. Very fun characters!

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    March 14, 2019 at 4:48 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂

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      March 15, 2019 at 9:10 am

  6. Sounds like they’re living dangerously here.

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    March 16, 2019 at 2:04 am

    • smithandskarry1

      It’s their modus operandi! 😉

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      March 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm

  7. I can well imagine that they aren’t good at doing what they’re told!

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    March 16, 2019 at 3:07 am

    • smithandskarry1

      You have them pegged! 😉

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      March 16, 2019 at 12:09 pm

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