Gargoyle 19
cover photos by Richard Peabody (2) and Brian Sheridan
publication date 2/8/1982

Private Eye

Gretchen Johnsen


      There’s no shortage of answers, and always one alibi
too many. Start with what offers too little resistance,
intelligence in the wrong place. If you’re lucky, this time
you’ll come up with a few useful questions.


      Her story looks fine if you throw out the details and
stick with what’s missing.


       Toward morning, you’re thinking of sleep and the quiet
that means you’ve been tailed. It’s a nice little set-up.
You put out your last cigarette. It’s a shame that you
have to make trouble.