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#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:


And the more we sifted the soup of the matter through the cheesecloth of our own grey stuff, the more the railway madmen and little old parasol duellers and sausage wielding barge girls and the laughing policemen all seemed to stand out as sinister flies in the ointment of our peaceful continuation … the more we watched the door… the more we quaked at every floorboard creak … the more we determined we would not test the mattress of that comfy looking bed after all, but keep a careful guard until the first green light of dawn … and then scarper like a jack rabbit back to Lancaster. 



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 

12 responses

  1. Uh oh, only one sentence. Things must be dire, indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 29, 2019 at 10:55 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Things are always dire in Ire Icky, you know that 😉 And yes, profuse apologies, I couldn’t put any more because… well, you’ll see on Saturday 😉

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      July 2, 2019 at 6:53 am

  2. Great stuff! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    June 29, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! Glad you liked it 🙂


      July 2, 2019 at 6:50 am

  3. Ooo, this is both intense and yet playful at the same time! (heart)

    Liked by 1 person

    June 30, 2019 at 2:24 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw, thankyou! That was the mix I was trying for 🙂


      July 2, 2019 at 6:50 am

  4. I don’t envy them that predicament. And green light? Cool! ❤️

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    June 30, 2019 at 2:36 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Sleepless nights are no fun at all, lol, but I do love an eldritch green dawn much better than the rosy pink ones! 😉

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      July 2, 2019 at 6:49 am

  5. Loved the word play in this.


    July 6, 2019 at 1:30 am

  6. Good luck keeping yourselves awake and off that comfy bed.


    July 6, 2019 at 4:36 am

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  8. I do love the tone of this. Hope they can keep themselves awake!


    July 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm

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