Snippet Sunday – Hard-Boiled/Noir WIP – September 13, 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.”
We’re picking up pretty much where we left off last week– Jake has encountered the law after leaving Marisa’s empty house…
The large man approached me with the flashlight still pointed at my chest. He offered me his other hand.
“Sheriff Orion P. Jones,” he said as we shook.
I could’ve fit both of my hands in the one of his. His skin felt rough and calloused to the touch. I appreciated his not needing to prove the obvious by turning my hand into a diamond.
He stood a full head taller than me, without counting the hat. His official smile held traces of genuine good nature in it. It still couldn’t hide the slight look of irritation very tall people often wear after a lifetime of stooping through doorways and being asked to get things off the top shelf. His dark brown skin looked even darker in the poor light.
“Jake Tunner,” I replied.
“Private Investigator. I know all about you.”
That didn’t give me much to work with so I waited for him to continue.
“By the way,” he said, “you sneak around like most people bang pots and pans in the kitchen. What the hell kind of private eye are you?”
“A clumsy one.”
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