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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Jambalaya 3rd and definitely final random excerpt


I know I said I wasn't going to do this but...what the hell!

Max strode up the steps of the saloon.  An old-timer sitting on the steps spat congenially in his direction.
            "Why did you do that, friend?" Max asked.
            "Jest trying to add a little local colour to the scene" vouchsafed the old man.
            "Well thank you kindly but I really didn't want the local colour all down the left leg of my pants.”  Max made for the door of the bar and then turned back, intrigued.  “Say, did you just vouchsafe that?"
            "Sure did."  The old man confirmed, smugly.
            "Gee, I never heard someone vouchsafe something before....do it again."
            "I kind of restrict myself to one a day, I don't want to wear it out you know"
            "Really, where do you wear it?"
            "Jest tucked inside ma pants"
            "Well, I suppose we should all be grateful for that.”  Max stated.  “I'm looking for a woman, can you help?"
            "Well, I guess I ain't as purty or as agile as I was,” the old man admitted, “but I'm game if you are!"
            "No, I want a woman!”  Max confirmed, hastily, “for the night, if you see what I mean....."
            "Oh.”  The old man slumped back disappointedly, “well, you need to see Jay Alors in there, he's the local pimp, known as Zoot to his friends"
            "How will I know him?"
            "Well, he's about your height, dark complexion, thick black moustache.."
            "Anything else?"
            "Oh yeah, he'll be wearing a pink and silver sequinned jacket with the word PIMP embroidered on the back."
            "Well thank you kindly sir, here's a dollar for your trouble"
            "Seems a fair bargain, here's my trouble" and so saying, he handed Max a small wooden box from which a low growl could be heard and ran off with a rare turn of speed.

You can find an explanation for all of this nonsense at Jambalaya Prologue

Read more and buy Jambalaya at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

And for those who prefer non-fiction, The first collection of stories - "Steady Past Your Granny's" is now available in Kindle e-book format at Amazon UK and Amazon USA and now read the new bumper collection of stories, Crutches For Ducks  also at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.