A Shot Glass of Bullets

      K.W. Colt
A Shot Glass of Bullets

In this short story, a grizzled bar owner meets an unexpected arrival. The jaded man can't help but be suspicious of the youngster with mud on his clothes and a mysterious briefcase in his possession. The owner calmly supplies the customer with alcohol, trying to uncover his history. The information comes all too slowly, forcing the owner to pick sides in fight he wants no part of.Told through the voice of a grizzled bar owner, this short story focuses on the unusual event that unfolds in his country establishment. During the dead of night, a young man comes in, covered in mud and carrying a briefcase. The narrator, formerly of Sin City, can sense something is off about this customer. Jaded by his past line of work, he knows many people aren't what they seem and that most everyone harbors dark secrets. Simultaneously intrigued and suspicious, the owner tries to pry the truth out of the newcomer while they consume several drinks. Slowly the facts start to come out, but not before an unexpected arrival forces the bar owner to pick sides. Either way, blood will be spilled.
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