Scorcher [fss]

Cat walks away from explosion fire

If I told him once, I told him a thousand times that he’d be making a grave mistake if he were to… put a full tank of gas in the car on such a scorching hot day.

“That’s just an old wives tale,” he scoffed. “I never heard of a tank exploding because the gas expanded in the heat. You can’t even give me one example!

I shook my head. “It’s science, not a myth.”

“Come on,” he said. “You know it’s only a story your fossil of a grandpa tells everyone just to get attention.”

“If that’s an attempt to console me, it’s not working,” I told him. “Grandpa is from the old country and he knows things! Remember when he warned us not to eat corn during a full moon and he was right? You got really sick.”

He rolled his eyes. “Oh, for Pete’s sake! That was just a coinci—”

He was interrupted by a loud blast from the garage and then all the smoke alarms began blaring.

©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for Fandango’s Story Starter 52.

11 responses to “Scorcher [fss]

  1. Oops…I guess grandpa was right! ❤

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  2. The old folks get it right sometimes. I loved the twist.

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  3. No corn on a full moon?? That’s a new one😂

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  4. Ooh, look at you, Paula, crafting a multi-prompt post. Nice job!

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  5. Excellent story Paula.

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