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
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