Steampunk fiction, reviews and interviews

#RainbowSnippets: Jack and Marjory



Happy Saturday! I’m glad to say my hand is still on the mend – just stupidly stiff now – and 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:

To re-cap, Jack and Marjory are being taken back to Lancaster by the poet and revolutionary Michael Biscotti and have just been told that Max has been arrested and is going to be hung on Friday – a fact Michael seems to be quite cheerful about…


« Right. Not good then. »

We watched his face in the bobbing lantern lights, his brown curls falling all over the place all poet-like and his chiselled features all very Adonis … interesting chap, as they say, far too distracting for our own good…

« Not for him, no. But Bess – the woman he was trying to rescue – seems to have got away alright. »



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 

7 responses

  1. Oh, my, he sounds very pretty and like he’s in a lot of trouble! Although he could also be trouble…😉

    Liked by 1 person

    July 27, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      That’s a very good summation of Michael Biscotti! 😉


      August 6, 2019 at 8:42 am

  2. I’m curious as to why he’s being hung.

    Liked by 1 person

    July 28, 2019 at 2:06 am

    • smithandskarry1

      All will be revealed! 😉


      August 6, 2019 at 8:42 am

  3. Good for Bess, but poor Max! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    July 28, 2019 at 3:03 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Poor Max indeed! He really needs some good friends right about now!

      Liked by 1 person

      August 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

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