Rainbow Snippet for 1-4-2020

rainbow logo 1

Rainbow Snippets is a group for LGBTQ+ authors, bloggers, and readers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation (no spoilers please!).   Check out all the other awesome snippets by clicking on the picture above.

Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.

(Apologies for any language usage that’s anachronistic. I’ll deal with that once the first draft is done.)

This picks up from last week.

“Might I borrow your pen, Mrs. Madison?”

“Miss,” she corrected, handing it to me.

I nodded as I took it, not quite sure what to make of this information. She was certainly of marrying age – about twenty three, I’d guess – and more than pretty enough. And her bearing and speech gave her away as being of high class. I supposed she had suitors enough that there might be some difficulty deciding between them. Or maybe the big blue airship in the next room consumed all her time.

But that wasn’t something for me to worry about. My only concern was the job I was being hired for, so I signed my full name – Daniel Matthew McKelvy – and handed the pen and paper back to her.

“Are you free to start tomorrow morning?”








Filed under writing

7 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 1-4-2020

  1. I hope he knows what he’s doing, signing that contract. All the secrecy makes it sound ominous!

  2. Why don’t I believe him? (wry grin)

  3. Sarah

    New jobs are always exciting and a little scary – I hope it goes well!

  4. smithandskarry1

    And there it is! lol. Not that it makes any difference to him, of course… snigger. Really love the feel of this story!

  5. JLG

    Desperate times, I know, but he was mighty fast to sign that paper IMO and a bit too worried about why she wasn’t married to boot. Hmm. Both might come back to bite him later.

  6. I hope this goes well for him!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.