Three Sentence Stories #44

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Kylie’s little brother Jacob is an odd boy with a particularly peculiar recent habit, namely that he has been pulling the manhole cover up from their family’s front yard and speaking his thoughts down into the darkness below.

Both curious and disgusted, Kylie finally questions her brother about why he does this, and he answers that “sometimes I get reactions.”

Disturbed and a little nervous, she asks what he means, so he extends his hand to her, revealing three small red hearts on his palm.