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#RainbowSnippets: Jack and Marjory

rainbow keeper, put the fairy rainbow on the sky, magic ship in the dreamland, scene from wonderland,

image copyright Nadiaforkosh

Happy Saturday!

I hope the summer is treating you well! Here in Mordor it feels more like Autumn has settled in! 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. It’s seven sentences, sorry, which I hope you’ll forgive, but two of them are very short!

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, the leader of the revolution, has been arrested and is going to be hung on Friday. They assume that Max and the Biscottis have a back-up plan up their sleeves …


And then we remembered something; something quite horribly wrong in fact, something Max had said, back at Kitty’s place… 

“…the revolution has gone to the dogs… and Christina is the queen bitch, Kitty, I’m done with saving the world, there’s only one woman in it worth saving… ”

Right, he must’ve meant Bess. So if Max had a back up plan, would it really have involved the Biscottis? Really? The soup thickened, the flies buzzed, the ointment was utterly obscured and we was the lemon in the midst of it all- the wreck of the flaming Hispaniola, for sure. We tried not to panic.

“So, uh, where are we off to then ?” we asked, casual as y’like. 

Michael smiled, and we didn’t like that smile one bit. “The Golden Lion,” he said smoothly. 



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 🙂 


book cover image by Renphoto 



9 responses

  1. That’s it kids, just casually stroll into the gaping maw of ‘The Golden Lion’.

    Liked by 1 person

    August 24, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Cool as a bloody cucumber, feathers unruffled… XD XD


      August 29, 2019 at 11:44 am

  2. Uh, oh. Doesn’t look like Michael can be trusted.

    Liked by 1 person

    August 24, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      That’s artists / poets for you, eh? XD

      Liked by 1 person

      August 29, 2019 at 11:46 am

  3. Once again, I love the metaphors and uh oh, I think Michael just smiled like a certain anime character who’s never up to any good. Trouble!

    Liked by 1 person

    August 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      lol, I think you have him pegged! XD


      August 29, 2019 at 11:47 am

  4. Lovely use of metaphors and unsavory souls. Can’t wait to read more!

    Liked by 1 person

    August 31, 2019 at 1:10 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂


      August 31, 2019 at 8:05 am

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