Large wedges of red melon on grass-green plates sat on the table in front of Wills and Salt. “First good melon of the season.” Salt fed Wills a bite.They ate with their fingers, slicing bits with table knives and sharing the saltshaker….
“Snitches are saying somebody heard somebody, you know how it goes, say that a guy, ‘DeWare,’ common spelling” - he rolled his eyes - “is the only name we have, supposed to be a crackhead, stays in The Homes, bragged about killing the rich white woman.”
from Out of the Blues by Trudy Nam Boyce (2016). Very Highly Recommended.