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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 trying to remain inconspicuous as they traverse the Lancashire countryside to rescue the smuggled teaset for the leader of the revolution, last week we left them on the railway platform with possible trouble smiling at them in the form of a suspiciously friendly stranger…

We nodded and smiled and tipped our hat, which was obviously what he expected because his grin widened immensely. He almost laughed. Really. It weren’t pleasant at all. “The power of steam!” he said again, as we stepped onboard together and he slid into the seat beside us, “or should I say the power of cream? Marvellous isn’t it?”

We smiled and looked out of the widow, panicking, sweating and feeling like the dumbest mule in the pityard, while our sociable captor furnished us with a potted history of the cream industry.

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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 

19 responses

  1. Hahaha…I don’t suppose they’re lucky enough to be actually interested in the history of the cream industry?

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    March 23, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      lol, it’s certainly not on their hot-topics list 😉

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      March 25, 2019 at 8:54 am

  2. Psych! Here I was sweating, thinking this was going to become a crude, oafish come-on…no, they’re going to be bored to death instead. (wry grin)

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    March 24, 2019 at 6:40 am

    • smithandskarry1

      So it would seem! 😉

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      March 25, 2019 at 8:55 am

  3. Oh, dear. They’re in for a long trip…

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    March 24, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Yes indeed 😉

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      March 25, 2019 at 8:55 am

  4. OH no! It’s going to be a long trip indeed!

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    March 26, 2019 at 5:08 am

    • smithandskarry1

      They have no manner of luck at all 😉

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      March 26, 2019 at 7:41 am

  5. Oh good, the kids ARE in luck!
    Cream!
    Heavy, heavy, whipping cream! … Yum!
    I don’t know why y’all are so suspicious. I am relieved that the children are in the safe hands of Uncle Henry.

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    March 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      You’ve hit the nail on the head Icky – they’ve acquired their own very personal guardian angel I’m certain of it! 😉

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      March 28, 2019 at 7:58 am

  6. Oh boy, education on the creamery business. Sounds enjoyable… not.

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    March 30, 2019 at 1:29 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Definitely not! And a another distraction from the task at hand really isn’t what they need right now … they being so easily distracted by everything from late blooming flowers to fascinating folklore as it is!

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      April 3, 2019 at 7:09 am

  7. Oh dear. Sounds like it’s going to be a long trip!

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    March 30, 2019 at 1:51 am

    • smithandskarry1

      It really is! XD

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      April 3, 2019 at 7:06 am

  8. Hmm, stay trapped in a conversation or be rude af? Nope. I’ll choose the third option thank you.

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    March 30, 2019 at 4:13 am

    • smithandskarry1

      lol, I think I’m always too polite in those circs for my own good! If there’s a third option I need to know about it! (wait… unless it’s murder… it’s not murder is it? ) XD XD

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      April 3, 2019 at 7:06 am

  9. Poor guys sounds like they’ve run afoul of a psychic vampire who doesn’t get cream isn’t that interesting.

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    March 30, 2019 at 4:23 am

    • smithandskarry1

      There are so many of them on public transport, lol, I may be channeling a few blasts from the past here! 😉

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      April 3, 2019 at 7:03 am

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