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Bourbon On The Rocks #28


"You ask a lotta questions, pal," he said in a low and typically gangster voice.

"That's not a crime, is it?" I asked calmly.

He shook his head, "Naw, it ain't a crime. It could be detrimental to ya health, but it ain't a crime," he said, dragging the word crime out to two syllables.

"I was just having a friendly conversation with the bartender. That's what people do when they come to the bar to have a drink."

"I ain't never seen you here before, drinking or otherwise."

I looked around, "Have you ever seen all these people before?"

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    Christopher over 6 years ago

    I saw an old movie or TV show where a gangster pronounced the word crime like "criyum," so that's why I said he dragged the word out to two syllables.

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    Neville Hunt over 6 years ago

    The menace nicely cranked up, Christopher.

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    Christopher over 6 years ago

    Thanks, Neville. I'm really enjoying writing this one. (Not that I didn't enjoy writing the others.)

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