#SnippetSunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – June 14, 2015
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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 and snippet is another slice of the conversation between Jake and Jed in the bar… Jed has just told Jake that he wants to hire him…
“Hire me? To do what?”
He finished his beer before answering my questions. He grinned a little as he set the glass down.
“Brass tacks, Jake. You a private eye or not?”
I blinked at him, stalling while I tried to work it out. I could only think of one way he’d know.
“Marisa went through your wallet,” he said.
“I’ve always been a heavy sleeper,” I replied.
The barb bounced off him and faded into the darkness of the booth. Their romance was as dead as he said it was.
“I sleep light,” he said. “Didn’t help.”
I straightened up and sat all the way back on my bench.
“I’m only licensed in New York, you know.”
“That’s weak, bud.”
I eyed the lonely suds at the bottom of my empty glass while he waited for my curiosity to win.
“What do you have in mind?” I asked.
“What did she tell you?”
“She told me she had someone who needed hurting, right after she asked me if I knew how to hurt people. I assumed she meant you.”
“You assumed wrong.”
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