Seeing ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

Photo of a hand holding a milkshake in a tall glass, and a red and white striped straw sticks out of the top of the milkshake.
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While some women run with the wolves, other women are wolves—in this case: assassins, the main one (Sam, short for Samantha) having followed her mom into the business and is joined by a young girl through a quirk of fate and the young girl shows interest in assassin as a career choice, but thankfully Sam strongly discourages that, and we’re left to wonder (maybe just me) that if Sam’s mom owned a craft foods market, would Sam have followed in that business—but then, they don’t make movies about craft foods markets (or maybe they do, and I’ve missed them), yet that’s a detour I’ve unfortunately taken, which is kinda like Sam’s career, because through her choices, the male-run organization that used to employ her shifts to putting a bounty on Sam’s head, turning her into John Wick with lipstick, which is a nice little rhyme but is unfair because Sam is her own person, not John Wick or Jane Wick or Candle Wick—she’s Sam, short for Samantha, and she’s a wolf you don’t want to mess with.

(Speaking of wolves, the fierce anthology We Are Wolves contains horror short stories by female writers.
My review of the book is here.)

copyright © 2021 Dave Williams

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