“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.
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Written for Fandango’s Story Starter 52.