(Glossary at end. Click for Sammy, the Gat, catch-up.)
The dame with the derringer arrows it at a slow-cruisin’ letch-stretch. I get in. And out. Then Belinda slow-dances me down a hall of mirrors to a big-label flyin’ coffin nail.
“Who’s the mark?” I ask, as she slams me a single-shirt skivvies case and plants a peck on my day-old.
“Later,” she purrs, and I sport clap-zappers up and down the old bod. I finger her one-word for two upcomin’s: the pop job and the welcome-home. And they both jingle my tingles.
I stop noodlin’ my gold-star Bingo bonus and start splittin’ the grays over the odds of this space-chasin’ hauserstick fallin’ outta the air.
(Click for previous Sammy, the Gat stories.)
THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak
arrows it: v. points to. Bingo bonus: n. future reward. bod: n. body.
clap-zapper: n. emotional response. day-old: n. beard; stubble.
derringer: n. gun. finger: v. to identify.
letch-stretch: n. long limousine. mark: n. target. noodle: v. think about.
one-word: n. short answer. peck: n. kiss. pop job: n. assassination.
big-label flyin’ coffin nail: n. commercial airplane.
single-shirt skivvies case: n. overnight suitcase. slam: v. to give.
slow-dance: v. to walk slowly. space-chasin’ hauserstick: n. jet plane.
splittin’ the grays: v. think about. upcomin’: n. future event.
(Photo by Rich Voza, Friday Fictioneers, December 7, 2012.)