#SnippetSunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – May 31, 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.”
I’m moving a bit ahead in the story, but not far.
It’s the evening of the day of the big fight in town. Jake is having dinner at Beau’s. Jed comes to see him there. They talk. We pick things up in the midst of a conversation about Marisa’s and Jed’s relationship.
“We met on the boardwalk over in Ocean City,” he said. “She dropped a silver ring through the planks. I went under and got it back for her.”
“Big Jed to the rescue.” I polished off my beer. “Classic.”
“It was good enough for her, bud,” he growled. “We had some fun after that. Three days later we were flying to Vegas to get hitched.”
“The whole, ‘go to Vegas, get married by Elvis’, thing.”
I looked up from the remnants of my dinner.
“It was a Wayne Newton guy,” he said, shrugging. “Must’ve been Elvis’ night off.”
“Fair enough. Wayne Newton it is.” I signalled Beau for another beer. “How long ago was this?”
“Two years.” He grimaced and curled his fattened upper lip like he smelled something bad. “Longest two years of my life.”
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