Happy Saturday! I hope you’ve all survived Christmas and are looking forward to the new year!
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’ upon the unprepared and erstwhile peaceful community.
If you missed the last part you can catch up here:
To refresh the scene, Reynard may have finally realised the gravity of the fact that his clerics are eating babies, but he’s still trying to dance daintily around the issue of having to deal with it – which is still driving his husband Vivienne crazy… This snip follows straight after the last one and Reynard speaks first:
“But to get back to your original point, the red robe order is as sacred and holy as any other that Wiz ordained – it cannot be disbanded simply because one of its members…”
“All of its members.”
“A few of its members, have accidentally strayed from the approved spiritual path.”
“They’re eating babies, Reynard…”
“Will you stop saying that?” Reynard pressed a hand to his mouth as if he was going to be sick, “I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast.”
“…and they’re exchanging the blood of the temple virgins for packets of liquorice all sorts.”
Reynard let his forehead rest wearily on his palms for a moment before looking up again, “so what is your plan?”
Happy New Year everyone! And don’t forget to check out all the other fabulous snippets on the official fb page here: official facebook group here.