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#RainbowSnippets: Necromancers

Happy Saturday!  And Happy Halloween / Samhain / All Saints and Souls / Candy Fest whatever you celebrate at this time of year 😀

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.

As it’s the spooky season I thought I’d do a few snips from a WIP which is the very last book (probably) in my Steampunk series Ashton’s Kingdom. This one is only 5 sentences but they’re long ones!

About 500 plus years after the events in the first book (The Curious Adventures Of Smith And Skarry)  a forgotten cult are still obliviously serving their long-dead leader, Wiz, and trying to find the secret of immortality. Sort of. Actually daily temple life revolves more around knitting circles, bridge nights and summer fetes… until two novices stumble upon the secret of undeath themselves and unleash a couple of very unlikely ‘gods’ (and one disgruntled octopus) upon the unprepared and erstwhile peaceful community.

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Thunder, Lightening, rain, hail, ominous fog and all the other things that accompany the beginning of an iconic horror movie or damn fine novel about Tea, Cake and lashings of Untimely Death, were occurring all over the little island known colloquially (and everywhere else) as The Skull.
Douglas skidded and stumbled over the vindictively slick cobblestones, cursing the length of his disgustingly sodden red robes, the ineffectual protection offered by his floppy wet cowl, the stupid little purse that dangled at his waist and was constantly expelling all his valuables into the muck, the fact that his favourite pocket watch had broken – again – and any and everything else that passed through his mind as he finally staggered, panting and wheezing to the top of the hill.
Sheet lightening flared for a second, silhouetting the crumbling chapel as Douglas clasped the cold iron ring in the studded wooden door and, with a cautious shoulder, silently eased it open.
The eerie luminescence of a hundred flickering candles, vanished in an ebbing wave to be replaced by darkness and smoke and a smattering of accusatory choking noises.
Thunder shook the walls and lightening flashed again, gleaming on several stiletto thin blades, poised in mid air.

 

 

Is Douglas in trouble? I’ll let you know next week 😉 Meanwhile have a spectacularly spooky weekend folks 😀 and don’t forget to check in at the #rainbowsnippets facebook group for more fabulous snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction

19 responses

  1. The description is absolutely brilliant! (heart)

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    November 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw, thankyou! I’m really glad you liked it 🙂

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      November 5, 2019 at 8:58 am

  2. Oh yikes! What’s he going to do now? Terrific description, by the way.

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    November 4, 2019 at 6:29 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Douglas is certainly in trouble… but he’s good at that 😉 And thankyou! I’m really glad you liked it 🙂

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      November 5, 2019 at 8:53 am

  3. I love your descriptions! And yikes! What a place to end the snippet! 💖😬😍

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    November 4, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou! It was fun to write XD And lol, yes sorry about that! – wicked giggles 😉

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      November 5, 2019 at 8:52 am

  4. That final sentence is just FAB!

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    November 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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      November 7, 2019 at 9:49 am

  5. Uh oh, someone’s in trouble. Loved the description in this

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    November 9, 2019 at 4:09 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! (and yes, he is, lol!)

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      November 9, 2019 at 11:49 am

  6. JLG

    Oh, dear, someone is in serious trouble!

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    November 9, 2019 at 4:37 am

    • smithandskarry1

      I think it’s Douglas’s Modus Operandi! XD

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      November 9, 2019 at 11:48 am

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  8. Wonderful description! Cant’ wait to find out what happens next!

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    November 9, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! – I can promise it’ll be unexpected XD

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      November 11, 2019 at 7:20 am

  9. Well, that’s quite a night. And he seems to have walked into quite the reception.

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    November 10, 2019 at 6:04 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! Weather on The Skull tends to be of the vindictive sort! And, yes, Douglas is an adept at picking the wrong moment! XD

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      November 11, 2019 at 7:44 am

  10. I’d love to know what he was doing out in that cursed weather to begin with.

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    November 17, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Poor Douglas, he should have stayed in bed like the rest of his order… but then Douglas’ life is one long ‘I should have stayed in bed’ sort of day I think! XD lol.

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      November 18, 2019 at 7:45 am

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