#SnippetSunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – February 1
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 catches our hero as he bellies up to the bar at Beau’s Bar & Grill…
I stepped up to the bar as Lonesome George gave way to Koko Taylor. Beau got full marks for his juke box.
The guys in the coveralls watched me settle onto a stool. I nodded an amiable greeting in their direction. They nodded back, kind of.
Two burly,middle-aged couples in jeans and t-shirts from various tropical ports of call shared one booth. I felt their stares bounce off my back, not rude exactly, just curious and a little bit territorial.
Could’ve been worse.
There are parts of the country where everything but respiration stops the second a stranger walks in and doesn’t start up again until he’s gone.
“Passing through, friend?” asked Beau, looking my way.
“More or less,” I said.
He set the glass he’d been drying down and came to stand in front of me.
“Yeah? Which is it, mister? More or less?”
He smirked, then grabbed a pint glass, drew a beer, and set it in front of me.
“Good answer,” he replied.
As always, thank you for stopping by to read & thanks for any feedback you feel inclined to leave…