LadyNel would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Gunpowder

By LadyNel All Rights Reserved ©

Drama / Humor

Gunpowder


Gunpowder

I smirked as I saw him through the window. I dropped my boot clad feet down from the table and picked up my pistol. The shotgun was back at home in the closet, so this would have to do. Boy, did he have a surprise coming. He was expecting his quiet little country girl. Well, that's not who he was going to get. He was going to get the woman who didn't take any shit from a little boy with commitment issues.

I licked my lips and walked to the window to watch as he stumbled towards the door. He was drunk, as per usual. He wasn't man enough to antagonize me when he was sober, but a few shots of Jack gave him the courage he needed. I shook my head. He wanted to start something. He wanted a... what was the word he had used? A fire. Yes, he wanted a fire and I planned on delivering.

With a bang, so to speak.

My boots thumped against the hardwood floor as I crossed the room to greet him at the front door. He didn't understand. He would. He had never seen this side of me. He'd only seen the polite girl my Mama had raised. He hadn't met the hell raiser that my Daddy had brought up. The smirk that was playing on my lips widened into a grin. Where I was from, little girls were expected to know how to deal with everything and anything. Most solutions involved a gun of some kind.

I threw the door open and his surprised eyes met my dancing ones. "Sweetheart," I said, cocking the gun. "How was your night?"

He took a short step backward and started to stutter. "Wh-wha-what?"

I let the hand holding the gun drop to my side. I caressed his cheek with the other hand. "What's the matter, love?" I asked, tilting my head at him thoughtfully.

His eyes darted around for a while before landing on the gun. I blinked and held it up in front of his face. "What, this? Is this why you're all fired up?"

His eyes flickered to my face with those words and I fixed my face in a hard expression. Maybe it was time to quit toying with him. Time to just execute the plan. I raised my arm and pointed the pistol in between his eyes. His eyes crossed to look at it.

"What's wrong? I'm just giving you what you wanted," I said as innocently as I could.

"Wh-what I wa-wanted?" he repeated, peeling his eyes away from the gun again. He shut them and I shifted the gun and pressed it against his forehead a little harder than necessary.

"Yes. A fire. You said you wanted a fire, right?" I swallowed and savored his reaction. He was sweating now and his throat was working frantically, swallowing every few seconds. I rolled my eyes after a moment or two. "I'm giving you one," I whispered and pulled the trigger.

He jumped, but nothing except the empty click filled the silence. Until I started laughing. I dropped the gun on the floor and took a step back. He dropped to his knees, clutching his heart. I smiled at him and squatted down next to him. His eyes were accusatory as they reached up to mine.

"I hope you've learned your lesson. Next time I won't be so nice," I said before standing up and walking out the door. I'd leave the gun as a reminder to him.

As I walked towards my car, I lit a cigarette and gave a short little laugh. I don't think he'd ever put another girl through the hell I'd had to deal with.

I counted it as a job well done.

The End

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, LadyNel
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

heavyonbooks: I admire your creativity. You have written a great piece. I want to promote your Inkitt book for free to my list of newsletter subscribers. If that is alright by you then please email me at exzordersplrwso AT gmail.com to book your spot, thanks.

Michelle Boshoff: A very enjoyable read.Some twists in the plot kept me intrigued. Loved reading the different POV’s.

fritzkie: a. The setting of the story is appropriate. The plot of the story is good and also the story is so cool. I can also relate to the story.b. The author use the first person point of view. It connects the readers to the story. When they read it, they will feel the emotions of the character.c. I like...

ankita singh: The story is very good and intriguing... Its make you read it and the characters are also very well portrayed.... I liked the theme and the idea.. Overall a very complimentary story.. Just love it..

Helloitsemily: I am a girl that gets bored easy so does lots of things at once but this was incredible it made me read all of it and not get bored

yedidya_xoxox: why is there only one chapter pls update its been months almost a year

Antionette Betancourt: I started this book on wattpad, and i was left on a cliff hanger. You have nonidea the dread i felt that i wouldnt be able to read the ending.

More Recommendations

Wendi Getz: Very powerful and moving story! A great read, especially for young women. I loved how it pulled the reader down the slippery slope that is domestic abuse and gave us an inside view of how easy it is to end up in that situation.

ElusiveBadwolf: This book was so beautiful to read. I loved how Lizzy was finishing Hayden's list off for he self couldn't complete it and now she is learning to move on. In the end i cried, because i couldn't think about moving on if i was in her position. And how she had forgiven him by not being there with he...

Dessie Williams: I read the first book and now this one, they both are really good stories. love the characters,. loved painting the story in my head, the ending was awesome. Hope the series continue . Great job .... You Rock!!!

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.