I stand by the window in the Toot Sweet deli and watch this totally stacked dame swing it across the street. I exit that dump just as some jumbo joe jockeys into position to catch him an eyeful of the bodacious home goods out front. I start to make my move when she puts it in overdrive and gives him a knee where no knee belongs.
I step over the body and sidle up to her. She gives me the head-to-toe and says, “Sammy, the Gat. I been expecting you.”
I see the heat in her hand and the double-cross in her eyes as she squeezes the popper.
And I thought I was the hit man.
THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak
bodacious: adj. extravagant, outrageous, remarkable. dame: n. woman.
head-to-toe: n. full-body scrutiny. heat: n. gun. hit man: n. assassin.
home goods: n. part of the female anatomy. jockey: v. maneuver.
jumbo joe: n. oversized oafish rube. overdrive: n. high gear. popper: n. gun.
showcase: v. to display. swing it: v. to strut or flounce with a provocative gait.
totally stacked: adj. voluptuous, well-built.
(Inspired by Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s photo, Friday Fictioneers, October 26, 2012.)