Jimmy Checks Out
He’d caught a bullet.
Snatch! Just like that.
He’d seen it coming he told them later. He’d snatched that motherfucker right out of the air. Burned his palm but that was OK. Anyways, it wasn’t a real bullet, it was a copy. Nice one, too.
How did Jimmy know? He knew because you couldn’t do that with real bullets. You couldn’t catch ‘em.
Jimmy flipped the bullet, caught it, and slipped it into his pocket. Guy who fired it wouldn’t mind. Guy like that, he’d have a whole bunch of bullets. He could spare a few.
~The origins of this are pretty oblique, inspired by, but not necessarily about, book piracy. And that all came about from reading this blog post from Gaie Sebold. Audio narration is available here.