(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
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