#SnippetSunday – As Yet Unnamed WIP (Vigilante/Noir) – August 10, 2014
Snippet Sunday is a Facebook group for writers I’ve been privileged enough to have been accepted into.
From the group guidelines;
“Welcome to Snippet Sunday, where writers come together to share a few sentences of their current project–whether it’s a recently released novel, a WIP (work in progress), or an older manuscript that’s being revived. Intended to hook readers, gather feedback and build an author’s fan base, Snippet Sunday is the FB group that does all three.”
We find out a little more about the main character- Meyer Cranehaus- and his friend and mentor Danny Bergleson in this week’s snippet…
“Meyer, my boy,” said Danny, “have you given any thought to my proposal?”
He didn’t look up from his plate of chicken livers as he spoke. He knew better.
“No,” I replied. “Can’t say that I have.”
We’d been having the same conversation at the counter of the Moonstruck Diner on 23rd. after meetings, since the night of the Cindy incident.
Cindy, a regular at the 13th Street meeting, had a habit of collecting the wrong kinds of men. One of them– a biker type who wasn’t taking no for an answer– and two of his friends waited for her outside the building one night, seven months earlier.
“All I did,” I said, “was persuade those guys to leave her alone.”
Danny polished off his last bite of liver. then washed it down with a healthy swig of coffee.
“Yes. Yes you did.” He set his mug down and signaled for a refill. “You persuaded them right into the back of an ambulance.”
“This city would be a much better place if that were true.”
Thanks for reading!