The Explosion

By Joseph Logsdon

The bomb was going to go off. It wasn't a matter of if, it was a matter of when. Casey Hepburn hated her husband, so she decided to kill him. One night, Casey confronted her husband. The bomb was in the basement, but wouldn't detonate until midnight.

"Casey, don't you walk away from me. Listen, babe, I didn't mean to hurt you. We're still a team, aren't we? You gotta believe me, I didn't mean to lose my temper. It's been rough, I know, but that's no reason to give up. I swear, once I've earned enough money, we'll leave this dump," he stated.

"Even if you had all the money in the world, it still wouldn't matter," Casey replied as she walked towards the front door.

"Surely, you don't mean that?"

"Jim, I'm not leaving because I hate you, I'm leaving because I've found someone else. If you can't deal with that, then that's your problem, not mine. Do you think I wanted it to be this way? It happened, just like that. I didn't mean to fall for him, but for some reason, I just couldn't stay away. It's a shame, if you really think about it. I mean, we did have something special, even if it didn't last," she stated.

"Who is he?"

"What are you talking about?"

"Who's the guy?"

"Does it really matter?"

"Of course, because when I find out who he is, I'm going to smash his skull. Maybe, after that, you'll learn that my cock is the only cock for you. Now, if you don't tell me, I'll beat it out of you! Oh, you wouldn't like that, would you? Well, I'll tell you something, no woman is allowed to make a fool out of me! Nothing, and I mean nothing, will keep me from having my revenge," he laughed.

"Have you gone mad?"

"Oh, no, baby, I'm not mad, I'm just a little cranky. Well, don't worry, babe, it will all be over soon," he laughed.

As midnight approached, Casey started to feel anxious. Unless she could keep her husband inside the house, her plan would fail.

"Jim, please, don't do this. Let's face it, our marriage was over long ago. You know it, I know it, the whole world knows it. Still, for whatever reason, you can't let go. Why? I don't know. I guess, when you've been married as long as we have, you start to forget the little things. I mean, who are we kidding? It's over; it's been over for years. Don't you think it's time to let go?"

"You still didn't answer my question," Jim stated.

"Question? What question?"

"Where is he?"

"Well, if you really must know, he's waiting in the car," she answered.

"Oh, why didn't you introduce me?"

"I thought it would be too awkward," she answered.

"Awkward, indeed. Well, now that you've told me this, you'll probably be on your way. I mean, after all, it's not like I can keep you here, right?"

"Well, I'll be going, I guess," Casey stated as she opened the door.

"Aren't you forgetting something?"

"What do you mean?"

"The last time I checked, you never went anywhere without your earrings," he laughed.

"Oh, yeah, the earrings. I'll tell you what, why don't you keep them? That way, you'll always have something to remember me by. It's a little corny, I admit, but, then again, most things are. Well, I'll be seeing you," she stated.

"Aren't you forgetting something else?"

"I don't think so," she answered.

"I must say, you were very clever, but not enough to fool me," he laughed.

"What are you talking about?"

"You thought you could get away with it, didn't you? With me out of the way, you and that boyfriend of yours would be free to do whatever the fuck you wanted. When pigs fly, honey, when pigs fly!"

"Jim, I swear, I don't know what you're talking about," she gasped.

"Calm down, babe, it's still gonna go off," he laughed.

"What's going to go off?"

"Why, the bomb, of course," Jim laughed.

"What did you do with it?"

"You'll find out soon enough," Jim laughed.

Before Casey could respond, the car exploded, killing her boyfriend. The fire, though distant, blinded her eyes. Jim, on the other hand, watched with delight as the fire consumed the vehicle.

"I'll kill you for this, you fucking bastard," she screamed.

"I told you, no woman is allowed to make a fool out of me," Jim laughed.

The End