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A Lady Dressed in Trouble
by Carole Mathys

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A collaborative effort from the pens of
Carole Mathys and Jon Michael Willey

A Lady Dressed in Trouble


she had almost a humid look
flushed with knowing eyes
she was young…precocious


living life at the edge of danger
on the prowl for trouble and more
morals weren't this dame’s suite


her voice had a finishing school flatness
that husky polish
rubbed there by money


she was a beauty…she knew it
scruples and ethics were for kids
so I tossed it around in my mind


her perfume was nice, light underlying
the kind that slips beneath your skin
making you wonder later why?
it hung in the air seductively


she slinked across the room
exposing a shapely leg nylon clad
as she draped herself on the corner of my desk


what did this broad want with a Shamus
I knew she had to have an angle
it just wasn't ringing my door bell


I had a gray feeling about this scene
I smelled trouble wrapped in a blue clinging dress
luring me into her fringe world of intrigue


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/13/2012
I love the ambiance of intrigue and mystery in this, and your character is enticing as well. Thank you for sharing, Carole. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/20/2012
Love this you both
Enjoyed the "Sam spade touch"
Love &peace
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/4/2012
oooo... what next?! This surely is just a taster... otherwise you're BOTH in trouble!! :)) As seamless as her well-turned stocking, you two! :)) Can't wait to see what lies beyond that fringe... xx
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/3/2012
oh what fun! well done, carole & jon!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/2/2012
Excellent seamless,collab...I'm looking forward to the book! Wishing you both much success and happiness!

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 4/2/2012
Very nicely done...excellent collaboration on such a great theme
Reviewed by D. Vaineo 4/2/2012
Carole, This is like a film of the forties, a beautiful dame and a
detective who doesn't know any better...Love it!

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/2/2012
Awesome!!!! Unfolds like a 40's movie! Loved the phrasing! Each verse wraps itself around the next....well done you two!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/1/2012
I love the perspective in this, so much fun!
Glorious collaborating, you guys!
Will there be more to come? I hope so, and the book...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/1/2012
I felt like I was listening to an old radio narrative of a flat foot dick about to get an interesting case.

Jon Michael, she does wonders.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/1/2012
Excellent collab, Carole and Jon Michael!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/31/2012
"...that husky polish
rubbed there by money"

ah, yes! and everything else
that goes with it - the disaster package
but such an enchanting alluring seductive

Congratulations to you both, Carole and Jon,
for this so well-written work

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 3/31/2012
Ah, I wrote a forties-gumshoe novel a couple of years ago just to get it out of my system. I called it Ram Slade (Sam Spade?). Hah! Turned out to be a pretty darn good book. This delightful collaboration put me in mind of it. Great poem!
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 3/31/2012
If that's not background, or forefront for "Bogy". Your words bring the image immediately forward. What would this fashionably slinky broad want with a "Shamus", huh? The black bird possibly.
Good to hear from you again, Carole.
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