Steampunk fiction, reviews and interviews

#RainbowSnippets: Jack and Marjory


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:


We ordered a hippo’ton cab to Beverley and didn’t raise an eyebrow. Things were once again on track and we felt smug and virtuous and all those idiotic things that invariably lead to the next stumble right ? Yeah, you know.

Beverley in the amber haze of a mild September evening fair took our breath away. It was a jewel, a cabochon, a bizou on the delicate right hand of the realm… we fell in love strolling down beside the glitzy glamour of the Humber, the pink sheen of sunset and the green, blue, red and orange globes of tavern lanterns and street lamps reflected in its glassy surface like ballroom lights in the eyes of a tipsy heiress. How we adored her little string of terraces, her market square and pretty bay-fronted mainstreet, strung with merry flags and the townsfolk all out and about and chattering as if it were noon not suppertime.




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

book cover image by Renphoto 

10 responses

  1. Lovely description! 💖

    Liked by 1 person

    May 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm

  2. Beautiful description!

    Liked by 1 person

    May 19, 2019 at 1:13 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂


      May 19, 2019 at 1:47 pm

  3. I don’t know what half the words are, but from the context, they paint a delicious sight.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 19, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Lol, thanks Icky – they’re mostly just many different words for the same thing, a bright shiny object, J&M are ridiculously fond of using long strings of unnecessary synonyms to show how well read they are! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

      May 20, 2019 at 8:58 am

  4. I always feel like trouble is just on the horizon for these two.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 25, 2019 at 4:31 am

    • smithandskarry1

      lol, it usually is – although they’ve been unwittingly very lucky so far… 😉


      May 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm

  5. Loved the description of Beverly

    Liked by 1 person

    May 25, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! It’s a beautiful little place. I’m gonna put a map in the back of the book so that readers can actually do the same route they do… if they’re so inclined 😀


      May 26, 2019 at 12:18 pm

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