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Red Hots and Cold Cases (A short scene)

The summer of 1925

“It’s really quite simple, once you think about it.”

“it can’t be that simple, even the police ruled it a suicide.” I leaned on the counter and ordered. “Two red hots and a root beer” I glanced behind me at Mr.Cooper. His shoulders had stiffened from being crammed into the crowd of hollering teenagers. I grinned. “You want a soda pop, boss?”

His wrinkled face pinched into a scowl. “Too much sugar.” What a flat tire.

“Make that two root beers”

We made our way to the Coney Island boardwalk. The sound of waves crashing and thrilled screams filled the air. “I don’t know why you insisted on coming here. It’s terribly noisy” He huffed as he eased onto a wooden bench, holding onto his walking stick.

“It’s summer. We live in Coney Island.” Ladies were prancing around in tiny bathing suits, showing off their curves and exposed knees. “What could be better than this?” I raised my root beer in an unmet cheers.

Mr.Cooper took a sip and grimaced. “Solving a murder case” He furrowed his thick grey eyebrows and removed his hat, wiping the sweat off his brow with a handkerchief.

“Or agreeing he shot himself” I took a bite of my Frankfurter and gazed out at the ocean.

“You think finding a scribbled message about how cruel the world is and what appears to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the temple is enough to prove a man killed himself?”

“Pretty much”

The detective began to ramble on about his brilliant revelation, how seemingly minor details led him to his remarkable conclusion. I didn’t hear a word of it. I was to busy eyeing the gams of a gorgeous brunette with a sharp bob smiling at me underneath her parasol.

“Are you listening, Oscar?”

“Absolutely, boss”


Meet Detective Cooper and his assistant, Oscar Fitzgerald.

These characters have been in my head for quite awhile, and i’m planning on writing about them during November. This is just a short scene, not connected to the story i’m trying to outline for NaNoWriMo. I’m still working on getting in the zone of writing in the perspective of a young man in the 1920s, but I just wanted to show you guys a little tidbit of these characters and their relationship. Hope you liked reading this shortie, let me know if you guys want to read more scenes like this one.

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky

 

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