Rainbow Snippets is enjoying Pride month

It’s Pride month (depending on where you are) so this week’s snippet is taken from my Plumber’s Mate short story The Drag Queen Wore Red, which features Tom Paretski getting mixed up in mayhem at London Pride:

It was like trying to run through custard. Which was actually kind of an appropriate thought, seeing as how most of the crowd was, in varying proportions, hot, colourful and downright tasty. Everyone and his puppy-play pal was out on the streets of Soho for Pride, and most of ’em were wandering down Old Compton Street in the wrong bloody direction.

The right direction being, obviously, the one I was trying to chase after a would-be murderer in. He was dressed as an angel, in gold lamé shorts and matching wings, which you’d think would help him stand out in a crowd. Generally speaking, you’d be right.

In the middle of Pride? Not so much.

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The Drag Queen Wore Red – #3.5 in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series

Capital Crimes no blurbs


‘A rich and varied assortment of dark minds and dark deeds. Deliciously disturbing.’ Peter James -2015 Voted by WH Smith readers The Best Crime Author Of All Time

“For anyone whose literary tastes run to the dark and the twisty, CAPITAL KILLS is a damn near perfect taster menu.” – Simon Toyne – international bestselling author of the Sanctus trilogy

Contains my story The Drag Queen Wore Red, a short story in the Plumber’s Mate Mystery series (set between Heat Trap and Blow Down)

Slightly psychic plumber Tom Paretski and his sister visit London Pride – but crime is never far away!

Available on Amazon

About jlmerrow

JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
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17 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is enjoying Pride month

  1. Nephy Hart says:

    Oh my, that is SUCH a fun snippet. Those last few lines cracked me up.

  2. P.T. Wyant says:

    Great description and those last lines had me laughing out loud and now I have to clean pink wintergreen lozenge bits off my screen.

  3. Hahaha…yeah, one would think that outfit would stand out. 😀

  4. louiselyons013 says:

    Very amusing, I could picture the scene from the great description.

  5. darlamsands says:

    That is a fabulous description! Thank you for sharing. And Happy Writing!

  6. Great way to describe the parade. And I’ve just bought Capital Crimes, so I’m looking forward to finding out where the gold lame angel fits in…

  7. Intriguing introduction mingled with exquisitely vivid description! Love the last line, too! (heart)

  8. jlgfellers says:

    Oh, this is grand. I can see it happening!

  9. Haha, this was AWESOME! 🙂

  10. Such a fun snippet! I love the description.

  11. stephaniedanielsonauthor says:

    Great description…yah he’d stand out normally, not so much in this instance

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