(Glossary at end. Click for Sammy, the Gat, catch-up)
I listen as Belinda Beauvais, newly uncovered undercover fed, tells me my latest gig is a twist. Some in-deep society broad has a talkie for sale and the Hollywood Harry is a gold-seal line-signer. Prime time vid, she says. Sex. And lip-sealers.
The dame with the killer kaleidoscope is in Bogieville. Belinda points East and dimples me a half-moon which fires up the old gut tinglers.
That’s the way it is with Belinda and me: we got it bad and that ain’t kosher in the ole wiz-biz. So I’m wondering how come the big wigs have us plowin’ the field together. And how come Belinda keeps shovin’ that blow gun in my kisser.
THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak
blow gun: n. gun. Bogieville: n. Casablanca.
dimple : v. to smile. gig : n. assignment, job.
gold-seal line-signer: n. important person.
gut tingle: n. emotional response. half-moon: n. a smile.
Hollywood Harry: n. star of blackmail video.
in-deep: adj. in debt.
killer kaleidoscope: n. blackmail video. kisser: n. face.
kosher: n. (slang) permissible, acceptable.
lip-sealers: n. classified information.
plowin’ the field: v. working. talkie: n. video.
twist: n. blackmail. vid: n. video. wiz-biz: n. spy business
(Photo by Joyce Johnson, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Friday Fictioneers, November 23, 2012.)