This doesn't follow last week's SSS sample immediately, but it's pretty close behind.
When someone knocked insistently on the door at her back, Maddie’s hands clenched, her finger tightening on the trigger. The explosion sounded like a cannon going off in the room and the sharp smell of gunpowder filled the air. The bullet spun Zach around. He fell against the bed, and slid down until he was sitting on the floor beside it, facing away from her.
“Oh my God!” The gun fell from her numb fingers and bounced across the floor.
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