Rainbow Snippets is having a funny turn

Last time it was werewolves, but today’s snippet comes from Tortoise Interruptus, a whimsical tale about a reluctant tortoise shifter, Tip:

“Tip, you ready with that ham salad roll? Tip?”

Tip shook his head. There was an unpleasant rushing in his ears, and his sister’s voice had started to sound like it was coming from underwater. “Sorry—got to go.”

Janey sighed, then bellowed to her husband, “Mike? Can you give us a hand? Tip’s having one of his turns.”

“You don’t have to shout it to the whole café,” Tip muttered, untying his apron with shaking hands. “You make me sound like a Victorian spinster. They’ll be offering to unlace my stays.”

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Tortoise Interruptus

tortoise_interruptus_200x300Cursed by an impatient witch to turn into a tortoise at inopportune moments, Tip is horrified to find himself tortoise-napped by a customer at the cafe where he works.

Things start to look up when Tip ends up very literally in the capable hands of drop-dead gorgeous Steve—but Tip soon begins to wonder just how far he can trust Steve, who turns out to have a close connection with his kidnapper.  Tip’s attempts at a normal life seem doomed to remain frustrated in more ways than one!

Inspired by a real-life incident.  Yes, really.

Available in ebook:  JMS Books | Kobo 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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6 Responses to Rainbow Snippets is having a funny turn

  1. LOL! Great last line!

  2. LOL. I’ll unlace his stays for him! 😁

  3. P.T. Wyant says:

    Poor Tip!

    (But I REALLY want to know about the real life incident that inspired the story…)

  4. janadenardo says:

    Loved that last line. I wonder what’s going on with him.

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