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#Rainbow Snippets: 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 have landed themselves with an unwanted travelling companion who seems intent on furnishing them with a history of the cream industry. In the land of Ire, cream (like tea, cake, magic and every other nice thing) is illegal unless you are rich and the leftovers from the Devonly tea parties are used to power technology. (Interesting Fact – The process described in this snippet is scientifically correct and would actually work to produce that amount of hydrogen gas ; why the world isn’t powered by cream, I don’t know! 😉 XD  )

 

“Professor Massey Demerara, is who we have to thank for cream-power, of course. The wizard had already been experimenting with finding a use for the large amounts of cream being discarded from the tea rooms of the rich.” He paused, as though judging our reaction.

“Splendid.” We couldn’t have cared less. What we was struggling to fathom, was whether this prune was the genuine article – some benign body so brimming over with tedious, monochromatic knowledge he just couldn’t help spilling this drab soup of a monologue all over his fellow human beings… or whether the mimosa had been planted here to tail or intercept us on our noble quest.

He laughed.

We could see no humour in the situation whatsoever.

 

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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. AM

    I love the word-pictures: “This prune” and “spilling this drab soup of a monologue…” I laughed, even though poor Jack and Marjory aren’t seeing the humor.

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    March 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou! This made my day! -heart – I’m really trying hard to write it like that so I’m glad it’s working 🙂

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      April 3, 2019 at 7:01 am

  2. Ooo, an intriguing possibility…is the windbag more than he seems?

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    March 30, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Time will tell… but it’s not too much of a spoiler to say it could be a long time! lol.

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      April 3, 2019 at 6:59 am

  3. Hahaha…unlike Jack&Marjory, I find all kinds of humor in their situation! 💖

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    April 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm

  4. I love how they’ve described him and it does leave me to wonder if maybe there’s more to this guy.

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    April 4, 2019 at 5:57 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! … time will tell 😉

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      April 4, 2019 at 9:06 am

  5. I absolutely love the world building you’ve done and your clever use of language. This prune… lol.

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    April 6, 2019 at 12:53 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou so much! That means a lot 🙂

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      April 6, 2019 at 11:59 am

  6. I’m so intrigued by this world.

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    April 6, 2019 at 2:32 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou!

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      April 6, 2019 at 11:58 am

  7. I loved this line – some benign body so brimming over with tedious, monochromatic knowledge he just couldn’t help spilling this drab soup of a monologue all over his fellow human beings…

    Liked by 1 person

    April 6, 2019 at 4:34 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! I’m really glad you liked it 🙂

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      April 6, 2019 at 11:58 am

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