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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: #Rainbow Snippets: 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 and, in a sudden fit of paranoia possibly brought on by too much tea, they are trying to figure whether he is more than he seems…  Apologies that this one is a cheeky bit over 6 sentences to keep things neat for next week…

 

“Demerara devised a chamber in which sugar-loving microbes were fed a solution of sweetened tea (also a left-over from the tiffin tables of the elite) and kept at a constant temperature of 131 degrees Fahrenheit. He then added the resulting sludge to the rancid cream in a second chamber, where the new mixture was deprived of oxygen and kept at a constant neutral ph. In just one week, the cream had yielded over eight times its mass in utilisable hydrogen gas! Can you imagine it?!”

“Not just now.” We was too busy imagining ways of escape… garotting the infuriating cretin with his own boot laces being one of them… no one, we felt strongly, had the right to hold us in such a quandry. But what to about it ? If he really was just a pitifully boring cove, murder seemed, perhaps, a little excessive (we should make it clear, Pal, that at this point we was naive in the ways of the world, had never actually dealt death to anyone and was subsiquently quite glib about contemplating it) On the other hand, if he really was one of Her Majesty’s Good Folk, or worse a wizard in disguise , we’d little chance of besting him no matter what we tried.

He shook his head “Here we are in the age of cream – locomotives, skyway trains, what next eh?”

We shrugged, “What next?”

He laughed, “Never a bad question that is it?” There was that disconcerting smile again.

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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 

10 responses

  1. That little smile…I’m half tempted to scream, ‘He’s a technomancer! Run!’ Only I remember this is your world, not the World of Darkness. 😄 Intriguing snippet!

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    April 6, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! I had to google world of darkness it looks amazing now I think I’m hooked! lol. Interestingly, there are technomancers in my world but it’s too much of a spoiler to tell you whether or not Henry here is one of them! 😉 Really glad you enjoyed the snippet 🙂

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      April 8, 2019 at 9:11 am

  2. Ahhh, hahahaha!!!
    Cream power!
    Penny’s world is cream-powered!
    You are too much!

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    April 8, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Naturellement! lol 😉 the whole world should really run on cream, there’s no reason why it couldn’t! 😀

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      April 9, 2019 at 10:19 am

  3. They might be trying to escape this conversation, but I am loving the worldbuilding. Cream power. I love it.

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    April 10, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! (I may be a tiny bit obsessed with tea and sweet things like cake and cream!)

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      April 11, 2019 at 8:47 am

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  5. This fellow is reminding me of the energy vampire on What We Do in Shadows (who is amusing the crap out of me).

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    April 13, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Oh wow thankyou for pointing me at that I hadn’t heard of it it looks soooooooo hilarious! Going to rent it tonight 😀 XD

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      April 15, 2019 at 7:55 am

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