(Follow-up to “The Hot Bod with The Hot Rod“)
I do a 360, then double-check the old spectacles, testicles, watch and wallet bit along with my gut, chest and noggin. There’s blood on my mitt and a nick on my ear lobe, but no hole in my head.
Normally, I’m a pretty cool customer, but right now, I’m oozin’ liquid rubies all over my favorite Italian threads and I’m sore.
I send a quizzer at the skirt who’s sportin’ the smokin’ roscoe and she finger-flicks over my shoulder.
I turn. The Carny’s in town. I shoulda known. The gun-totin’ Belinda Beauvais (aka: Betty Kazminski): P.I., gumshoe, dick extraordinaire, doubles as “Madame Zoraz, Society Seer” (aka: undercover jane).
And now I know she’s lookin’ for more outta me than a taste of my ear lobe.
THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak
beanshooter: n. gun. carny: n. carnival. dick: n. detective.
do a 360: v. turn all the way around.
double-check the old spectacles, testicles, watch and wallet:
v: make sure everything is okay (punch line of a classic joke).
finger-flick: n. cool pointing motion. frail: n. woman.
jackin’ up: v. setting up. jane: n. woman.
liquid rubies: n. blood. mitt: hand, fist.
mogate: v. get up and go. noggin: n. head.
pate: n. head. quizzer: n. questioning look.
roscoe: n. gun. skirt: n. woman.
sore: adj. angry. threads: n. clothes.
(Inspired by Ted Strutz’photo, Rochellewisofffields.com, Friday Fictioneers, October 31, 2012.)