By Gil Brewer
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Where’ve you been? ” A Taste for Sin — 62 “Never mind. ” “I got it,” she said. She spoke in that flat unassuming manner and it socked into me. “We’re taking out a joint account for five thousand dollars tomorrow morning. Jesus, you should’ve seen me. I should be on the stage, Jim. ” “Can’t tell you over the phone, not now. ” “No. You’ve got to butter him up and keep him buttered till you have that money in the bank, under your name. He can back out remember? ” Her voice was faint. “All right” “Tomorrow you start living it up.
A Taste for Sin — 40 Jesus. I was in the store room, still cleaning up a little after three in the afternoon when I got this feeling. I stood there like a statue. The whole business raced through my mind. I was hypnotized. Then it broke through. It was the wildest damned excitement I’d ever experienced. All I could see was Felice. It was a black excitement like hot syrup, maybe mixed with cocaine. Answers to problems began to work themselves out with the ease of grease. She hadn’t worked anything out She was stumbling in the dark.
He had a jaw like a rock. ” I felt disconcerted. He said, “It’s quite simple. Mrs. Anderson said she didn’t order this. ” I shrugged. A Taste for Sin — 39 “All right” he said. ” His head was topped with thick, oiled yellow hair. His face was dark red and it was high blood pressure, but he was the type born with it. He would not die because of it. He took a stride toward me. He belonged in the North Woods, with a double-bitted axe. ” Sure. “You heard what he said,” Felice said. ” “I guess it’s a mistake,” I said.
A Taste for Sin by Gil Brewer