“Stanley, did you find it?”
A crash of plummeting objects clattered inside the storage shed. “@#$%@&.”
“Are you okay?” Iris hung out the upstairs bedroom window. The screen had disappeared two summers earlier. A black car pulled into the side drive and someone emerged.
“Hi Tommy. Can you check on your brother in there?”
“What can’t he find this time?”
“A wrench. The kitchen sink is clogged.”
“You’re it for the job?”
Iris made a face and shrugged.
“My brother and his tools. Why does he buy so many?”
She compressed her lips. “Whatever I need vanishes…shows up later—rusted.”
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The word limit for Tools is 100 words. I used all 100.