Janet (Sustainabilitea) had a fantabulous idea: A Dictionary for Sammy Speak. And she had a superfantabulous suggestion for the title: The Gationary. I have started definitions with this post and you’ll find the words at the end of this story. Many thanks, Janet!
(Click for Sammy, the Gat, catch-up)
Now I got a rep to keep on ice and this confab comes with bright red flashers. I ain’t called Sammy, the Gat, for nothin’. I got five notches on my gripper and a few more that’s just air time. And if the dudes ever find out The Gat is afraid to levitate, it’ll be high-voltage batteries for me.
So I gotta take care-a Belinda.
I start with “NatSec?”
She gives me a hoot and says, “Cut it, Sammy. The penny-loafers need a wax job on a scepter-swinger and you been tapped.”
“Where?” I ask.
“Casablanca,” she says.
“Get Bogart,” I say.
Another hoot. And she plasters me with a free pass on a flying coffin.
“I thought the feds were home boys,” I mutter as she retrieves her piece and waves it in my direction.
THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak
air time: n. so much talk. bright red flashers: n. warnings, alerts.
confab: n. confabulation; chat, discussion. flying coffin: n. airplane.
free pass: n. ticket. gripper: n. handle of gun.
high-voltage batteries: n. curtains (as in end of the road; the big D).
home boys: n. FBI agents (they operate within the United States).
hoot: n: sarcastic laugh. keep on ice: v. protect
levitate: v. to fly (in airplane).
NatSec: n. National Security. penny-loafers: n. federal officers.
piece: n. gun. plasters: v. gives. rep: n, reputation.
scepter-swinger: n. powerful person. tapped: v. chosen.
wax job: n. a killing.
(Photo by Sean Fallon, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Friday Fictioneers, November 16, 2012.)