(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.)
Ahhh, love the Gationary. 🙂
“Gationary” now has a permanent place in the master Gationary which is at the end of the Sammy, the Gat page–it includes an appreciative shout-out to you for coining the word. Many thanks!
I’ll have to check that out, VB. Nice of you to mention me.
well told tale.
Thanks, Rich–Liked Lefty’s life story in 100 words or less.
thanks back atcha.
Well, wow that was amazing.
Many thanks for your comment–like “wow” and “amazing”. Also, enjoyed your “The Right Way”.
Many thanks, Sandra–Loved “The Touch of a Woman” but you neglected to mention that Martha is Superwoman in disguise.
Isn’t she just? 🙂
hahaha…i love your use of gnagster talk…its fun to try and figure out before reading the definititions….
Thanks for enjoying the challenge. Writing gangster is way too much fun–I find it filtering into normal correspondence (Sammy lives?)
So much fun, VB.
Having fun with Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle–thanks for keeping it lively.
You’ve mastered this genre so well, I’m wondering about your shady past. I’m worried that Sammy is being played for a fool by Belinda but I know he’ll figure it out and it will be somebody else toes up in the end. Another great one. Love the Gationary. Ron
Many thanks, Ron! As for my shady past: they say you write what you know…. As for the future of Sammy and Belinda–that, like my past, is currently under wraps. We’ll have to wait to see how everything plays out.
Enjoying Sammy’s adventures and loving the Gationary,it let me check out my understanding without spoiling the reading of the story.
Many thanks for reading–glad to hear the Gationary helps!
Dat brought a half-moon to my kisser!
Here’s mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/bete-noire/
Sammy says, “Many thanks! Scored a bull’s-eye with that one.”
love it! Although I am getting the feeling Sammy is looking to be doing some other plowing!
He’d better–it’s his job (and Belinda’s still sportin’ the rod). Enjoyed your post and photos on your Cape May Point Thanksgiving.
thanks VB – this series has flair!
That was a trip!
Like those words–Many thanks.
Wow. Love the lingo
Many thanks–It’s fun writing it.
That seemed like a lot of work. Good job.
Can’t help it, it’s fun….
killer kaleidiscope…ha i am going to have to use that today…can you believe on of my kids in class said ‘a talkie’ today….ha….cool bit of the tale…
Your student must have seen “The Artist” as “talkie” is truly an archaic term–fun that he used it, though. Definitely complimented to hear that you’re going to use “killer kaleidoscope”–Many thanks!
Another in the Sammy the Gat canon. Well done and thanks for the glossary.