#SnippetSunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – July 12, 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.
Jake and Jed are still talking business in a booth at Beau’s Bar & Grill. Jake’s finally getting some answers to his questions…
“And you say you don’t know who they are.”
“I’m not just saying it,” he insisted.
“Haven’t tried to find out? You seem like a pretty direct guy.”
“You got that right.”
“Ever seen them before today?”
“Once. Marisa pointed ’em out when we were out driving, begged me not to stop. They had three guns on me before I got one leg out of the truck.”
“What stopped them from plugging you right there?”
“A cop car came around the corner. Marisa’s pals put their guns away and backed into the house they came out of. I got my ass back in the truck and hit the gas.”
“Yep. If the cop knew it was me about to get shot he’d have stopped to help ’em do it.”
“Deputy Norris doesn’t seem the type.”
He toyed with his empty pint glass.
“You don’t know him like I do.”
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