Kenneth James Taylor
posted on September 03, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Do you know a perfect dad?
GiGi and The Crab weren't sure.
A bang shook the floor that dad stood on. What happened this time, he wondered? The bang came from the basement where they all lived while he built their new home.
Everything seemed to go wrong. The rain didn’t stop until after the roof was shingled. Dad had to move everyone into a travel trailer while he replaced the waterlogged subfloor and shoveled mud out of the basement until it was dry enough to move mom, GiGi and The Crab in again.
Down the stairs he ran to find the source of the bang. It sounded like a gunshot. He kept guns in the house, but they were unloaded. At least he hoped they were unloaded. Downstairs, the basement had filled with smoke, not pungent like gun smoke or household combustibles, but more like graphite, and it gave him a metallic taste.