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#RainbowSnippets: Necromancers

Happy Saturday! Thankyou so much to everyone who voted for what they’d like me to snip from through Jan and Dec… it’s a draw! LOL, between Necromancers and Smith and Skarry. So here’s the plan – I’ll keep snipping from Necromancers through December (it’s nearly finished! Woop!) and then switch to Smith and Skarry through January 😀

Also, before I crack on, a little heads up – things are always a bit ‘up in the air’ for me during the cold season, I never know when the old immune system is going to knock me for six for a while (I have a genetic immunodeficiency disorder) and this year I’m also waiting for two operations – one which is scheduled for this month and one which should be Jan or Feb  – I will try and stay on top and schedule what posts I can so there are no gaping holes in the blog flow and I will try and keep taking part in Rainbow Snippets whenever I can, but  if I suddenly disappear, or don’t get back to your lovely comments straight away, or if you see me only flitting in and out for brief spells fret not, please accept my hugest and humblest apologies and all shall be well and all manner of things will no doubt get back to normal again soon enough 😀

Here’s my #RainbowSnippets post for this week (a wee bit over 6 sentences, sorry, but some of them are only one or two words!)  – 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.

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.

If you missed the last part you can catch up here: #RainbowSnippets: Necromancers

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For context, I’ve included the lead in from last week in bold..

Are you so tormented by my presence on this earth that you’re diverting the entirety of your order’s time and resources to driving me into an early grave? Is that it?”
Reynard examined his nails, “Is this about Immanuel again?”

“No. No it’s not as a matter of fact. It’s about me and my magic quill, because tomorrow morningg the Papess is going to give a speech,” he smacked the parchment he was writing on, “and I can’t for the life of me come up with one single shred of an argument for the continued existence of your cursed red robe order…”

“Are you threatening me, Vivienne?” How very twee, I’m not sure whether to feel indignant or intrigued…”

“Sorry, is this a game to you? Your Arch Cleric had just been caught gnawing on the bones of the Mayor’s first born child and you are smirking over some childish innuendo?”

“Oh.” Reynard stopped playing with the arm rest and sat down heavily, looking strained.

“Finally! And almost appropriate response to the gravity of the situation!” Vivienne put his quill down and ran ink stained fingers through his long grey hair, “so you weren’t aware of it?”

“He assured me the last time was a one off…”

 

 

Have a fabulous weekend folks 😀 And don’t forget to check in at the #rainbowsnippets facebook group for more fabulous snippets of LGBTQIA+ fiction

 

22 responses

  1. Yay…the best of both worlds!🥰
    I’m so sorry you suffer so when your immunodeficiency disorder knocks your system for six…and sorry in the shorter term that you are waiting on two operations. I really hope that all goes as well as possible during the one scheduled for this month and that you don’t suffer any delays or cancellations come Jan/Feb time. I really hope that the ops help and that they don’t knock you about in a worse way than you expect/are prepared for.🌹❤️🌹Please don’t worry about posting, we’ll be here, and delighted to see you whenever you feel well ’nuff to pop in.❤️

    Um, I tend to presume I’ve gone bonkers rather than there’s something amiss, but…after: “Is this about Immanuel again?” ,
    I have a gaping gap of black…then your wishes for a wonderful weekend. (It might be a glitch – and I haven’t been abed yet – so I wouldn’t be the slightest surprised to find I’ve lost the plot…literally.😳 So, I will pop back later when I wake up…
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend too🥰

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    December 7, 2019 at 11:49 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thanks lovely xxx – and no it’s not you It seems to be a glitch and nothing I do is fixing it! 😦 I’ll have to work on it later as I’m in a rush now but here’s the snippet text: “No. No it’s not, as a matter of fact. It’s about me and my magic quill, because tomorrow morning the Papess is going to have to give a speech,” he smacked the parchment he was writing on, “and I can’t for the life of me come up with one single shred of an argument for the continued existence of your cursed red robe order…”
      “Are you threatening me, Vivienne? How very twee, I’m not sure whether to feel indignant or intrigued…”
      “Sorry, is this a game to you? Your Arch Cleric has just been caught gnawing on the bones of the Mayor’s first born child and you are smirking over some childish innuendo?”
      “Oh.” Reynard stopped playing with the arm rest and sat down heavily, looking strained.
      “Finally! An almost appropriate response to the gravity of the situation!” Vivienne put his quill down and ran ink stained fingers through his long grey hair, “So you weren’t aware of it?”
      “He assured me the last time was a one off…”

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      December 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      • Yay…you’ve fixed it!🥂 I can see it now, but thank you for adding the snippet here for me too🥰

        “Are you threatening me, Vivienne? How very twee, I’m not sure whether to feel indignant or intrigued…”
        😂😂
        Reynard’s ‘Oh’ is pitch perfect…and the moment he stops playing – with the arm rest – and thunks down onto the seat looking strained, is beautifully done. I love Vivienne’s snatch of snark in response.😆 Oh, I adore these two, they’re fabulous❤️

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        December 7, 2019 at 4:50 pm

      • smithandskarry1

        lol, it was totally me doing a ‘me moment’ lol, told you I was a total tech liability! 🤣 I somehow scuppered the formatting and then couldn’t figure out how to set it back! So swish 😎 lol, I’m glad you liked Reynard’s ‘playing about’ – and then coming down off his high horse with a crash 🤣 And, yeah, Viv can be a bitch too when he wants to 😉 I’m so glad you love them too! 🥰

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        December 9, 2019 at 11:57 am

      • 😂😂 Oh bummer, but yay…I’m glad you were able to fix the pesky formatting.The swishest!🤗😸 Oh I did! 😂 Oops!😂 I hope he’s soon back in the saddle, bless him😻 I love them t’bits❤️❤️

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        December 9, 2019 at 4:32 pm

  2. I adore the balance between the playful and menacing in this snippet! (heart) If you vanish, I shall I miss you, but you need to take care of your health. (hugs) Please take care of yourself (more hugs)

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    December 8, 2019 at 7:46 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou so much! 🤗🤗 First op is booked for 21st and I’ll have Theodora and co. on the kindle to keep me company, so I’m sure I’ll bounce back quickly! I’m really glad you like the dynamic between these two they’re a lot of fun to write for!

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      December 9, 2019 at 12:12 pm

  3. So sorry about your health issues. Don’t worry about staying on top of comments, just take care of you! 💖

    And with this snippet, much as I enjoyed Reynard’s approach, I’m feeling more in Vivienne’s court. He certainly makes a good point. 😬😳

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    December 8, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou honey, hopefully it’ll all go smoothly and I’ll stay on top! 💖 lol I’m glad you found Reynard’s approach amusing but yeah you’re right, he doesn’t really have a leg to stand on at this point! 🤣

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      December 9, 2019 at 12:15 pm

  4. {{{HUGS}}} Hope all goes well — and better than expected — medically. Take care of you first.

    Love the snippet. The change of tone is beauifully done.

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    December 8, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou lovely – hugs back 🤗 I’m crossing fingers it’ll all go smoothly! I’m glad you loved the snippet – and Reynard crashing off his high horse with a bump 🤣

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      December 9, 2019 at 12:18 pm

  5. I totally understand if you have to disappear because of health-related issues. Hope your surgeries go well.

    Definitely feeling sympathetic for Vivienne here. And yay for Reynard finally getting the gravity of the situation, not sure how he could believe “this’ll be the last time” would actually be the last, but now he’s up to speed at least.

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    December 8, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw, thankyou honey, I’m keeping my fingers crossed it’ll all go fine 😊 lol, I’m glad you feel sorry for poor Viv at this point, he’s had one HELL of a day bless him! Tee hee – I think Reynard wanted to believe it ‘would be the last time’ because that was the easier option than actually doing something about it… 😉

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      December 9, 2019 at 12:22 pm

  6. Best wishes for your operations – hope everything goes as smoothly as possible with them and with your other health issues.
    Great snippet, and I definitely thought only of writing implements when Viv talked about his “magic quill”… ;P

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    December 9, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou honey! xxx Lol, always room for a lil innuendo round here!🤣 😈

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      December 10, 2019 at 2:17 pm

  7. What an intriguing world and people!

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    December 12, 2019 at 6:12 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! 🙂

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      December 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

  8. I hope this season doesn’t bring too many sicknesses with it.

    gnawing on the mayor’s first born’s bones, now that’s an image. I’m really enjoying this

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    December 14, 2019 at 3:20 am

    • smithandskarry1

      Thankyou! Lol, I’m glad it’s not just me that finds such things amusing! XD

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      December 14, 2019 at 11:21 am

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  10. I’m so sorry you’re having health troubles. I hope everything goes well. Take care of yourself!

    Love the snippet. Reynard seems to have finally gotten how serious the situation is.

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    December 14, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    • smithandskarry1

      Aw thankyou for the well wishes, that’s so lovely of you! Lol, fingers crossed he may have! XD 😉

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      December 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

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