(Glossary at end.)
I eyeball it past Lefty Louie, who’s standin’next to me, and digitize the slick pics the precip rough-drafts on the frame pane of the fly-to. Double L’s etch-a-sketch reflection mimes him finger-itchin’ to double-clamp my ab-slab. My alarm system pops its cork just before I hear the pillow-talk-whisper of a silencer’s dread-lead whizzin’ past my bean-o.
“You in on this?” I ask, as I head-butt Mosquito Man to the floor.
“Just the letter carrier,” he gasps, as a follow-up ugh-slug splits his lid.
So, again, I doodle on my noodle as I tumbersault to safety. Shooters: Feds or Mob Bobs? Target: me or the Gauchester?
And, the big one: what’s t’come?
THE GATIONARY of Sammy Speak
ab-slab: n. arm. bean-o: n. head. digitize: v. to make note of.
doodle on my noodle: v. to think. double-clamp: v. to clasp. Double L: n. Lefty Louie. dread-lead: n. bullet. etch-a-sketch: adj. outlined. eyeball: v. to look.
finger-itch: v. to desire. fly-to: n. airport. follow-up: adj. second.
frame-pane: n. window. Gauchester: n. Lefty Louie. hang: v. to stand.
letter carrier: n. messenger. mime: v. to mimic; replicate.
Mosquito Man: n. Lefty Louie. pillow-talk-whisper: n. whooshing sound.
pop-a-cork: v. to go off; explode. precip: n. rain. rough-draft: v. to create.
slick pic: n. pattern. split a lid: v. deliver fatal head wound. ugh-slug: n. bullet
(Click to catch up on Sammy, the Gat.)
I’m getting better at this, but it’s still a bit like doing translations in German or some other language–I know just enough to be dangerous, not enough to get near “fluent”. 🙂 I love “doodle on my noodle”, even though I first thought it meant he hit the floor headfirst. It also sounds like writing on a bald head–very literal interpretation, of course. How do you make all this stuff up???
I like the “writing on a head” definition–I’ll have to remember that one. As far as making up words, I’m a firm believer in the “rules are made to be broken” approach and what better way to satisfy that itch than to abuse the King’s English.
I like that you make them up. I just find it hard to believe how many you make up!!
this like was perfect!!!! “You in on this?” I ask, as I head-butt Mosquito Man to the floor.
great one VB!
Thanks, Bill–I had fun with that one, too.
please resend several stories with dictionary and pencil sketch to email@example.com Things are disappearing in my save places or I can’t remember where I put them. I am sure my ex is behind this conspiracy even though divorce was in 1984.
Actually, your ex contacted Sammy for his price list and descriptions of various services–haven’t heard whether she engaged him. Will keep you informed.
Emailed the stories and the sketch–Many, many thanks, Carl for offering to include Sammy in your blog, I Know I Made You Smile (http://carldagostino.wordpress.com/).