I was searching across pages of samples of noire writing to cut’n’paste as a comment, apropos to the scene. Some snippets of noire use words that upset the big man. The one who rats you out when the Karens of the world just say No.
So I’ll go with:
“Doom. You recognize Doom easily. It’s a feeling and a taste, and it’s black, and it’s very heavy. It comes down over your head, and wraps tentacles around you, and sinks long dirty fingernails into your heart. It has a stink of burning garbage.” ― Gil Brewer, The Vengeful Vir**n
Paige Braddock and Jason McNamara
February 28, 2014