#SnippetSunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – January 25, 2015
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.”
This week’s snippet opens with our hungry hero about to enter Beau’s Bar & Grill…
Inside, Beau’s décor echoed the no-frills simplicity of the building’s exterior. A polished maplewood bar and a collection of barstools took up the right side of the room. A row of booths filled the opposite wall. Two pool tables were set up in the dark back corner, behind the booths. A brand new dartboard, glorious in red and black and set high in the middle of the back wall, pulled the whole room together.
The man himself stood behind the bar, holding court with a couple of guys in matching white t-shirts and blue denim coveralls.
Beau was a tall man who filled out the Redskins jersey he wore under his apron. He had a lot of forehead and a wide, flat nose. A shock of dark hair crowned the very top of his head. An unfortunate clump of brown weeds on the point of his chin ruined an otherwise good jaw.
As always, thanks for reading & thanks for any feedback you feel inclined to leave…