#SnippetSunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – June 28, 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 picks up where my last one left off.
We’re just heard this exchange between Jake and Jed;
“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.”
Here’s this week’s snippet;
He glared at me for about a second less than it would have taken to start round three. I could sense Beau behind the bar, already calculating the cost of repairs.
“What else did she say?” he asked, breathing out his anger.
“That about covered it,” I replied. “I’m starting to wonder how much she told you.”
“I got the who out of her. Never did find out the why.”
“Care to share that information?”
“That depends. You taking the job?”
“You haven’t told me what the job is yet.”
We sat through most of an Eva Cassidy and Chuck Brown duet without speaking.
“Back in town you said Marisa never goes far when she takes off,” I said. “She step out on you that often?”
He curled his fingers to make a fist but gave up halfway through.
“Not while we were living together,” he answered.
I paused to enjoy a little of James Carr’s rendition of, “The Dark Side of the Street.” Beau’s juke box had a sense of humor.
“Every piece of shit drifter to hit town gets the treatment.”
The cracked smile he hit me with was made even uglier by his mangled lips.
I spun the Wheel of Responses and came up, “Let it slide”.
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