Becomes One Hundred Stories #33: Finds a Broken Entrance

This is a piece of short fiction in the style and universe of three of my novels: Becomes the Happy Man, Becomes God’s Silent Prophet, and Becomes the Meaning Blossom.

Finds a Broken Entrance

Someone had broken into the place where he lived.

The man returned from work one day and found that someone had been inside the place where he lived at the top of the hill. Someone had broken the entrance to the place where he lived.

The man entered the place where he lived at the top of the hill, and he looked around the place where he lived to see if whoever had broken into the place where he lived was still in the place where he lived.

Whoever had broken into the place where he lived was no longer inside the place where the man lived.

The man went outside and walked around the place where he lived to see if whoever had broken into the place where he lived was still outside the place where he lived. The man was sure whoever had broken into the place where he lived was outside the place where he lived because no one was inside the place where he lived. But the man wanted to see if whoever had broken into the place where he lived was outside the place where he lived but still near the place where he lived.

The man did not find anyone outside and near the place where he lived.

The man went inside the place where he lived again, and he looked around to see if anything was missing, if anything had been stolen, if whoever had broken into the place where he lived had stolen anything.

The man looked all over the place where he lived, but he could not find anything missing.

The man tried to think what he had in the place where he lived that someone would have wanted to steal. The man thought about everything he had of value in the place where he lived, and he found everything of value in the place where he lived.

The man tried to think of everything without value in the place where he lived, and he found everything without value in the place where he lived. Everything without value he could think of. But he knew he might not have thought of everything without value because he did not usually keep a running inventory in his mind of everything without value in the place where he lived.

The man looked everywhere for any sign of an intruder, and he did not find any sign of an intruder except for his broken entrance.

The man inspected his broken entrance, thinking perhaps it had been broken by an accident or by the wind. But when the man inspected his broken entrance, he saw that the entrance had been broken by a man-made tool that could only have been used by another person.

The man went back into the place where he lived at the top of the hill, and he prepared his evening meal. Only when he began preparing his evening meal did the man find signs of an intruder. Someone had eaten some of the man’s food, and the man guessed that whoever had eaten his food had broken his entrance. Had broken his entrance to enter the place where he lived while he was at work.

The man finished preparing his evening meal, and then he ate his evening meal. He ate his evening meal and then he prepared to sleep. The man had worked hard that day, and the man prepared to sleep early.

And the man slept early.

* * *

The man woke up in the middle of the night. The man woke up and rose from his sleeping place. The man rose from his sleeping place and inspected the inside of the place where he lived, and he saw no new signs of an intruder.

The man wondered why he had woken in the middle of the night. Perhaps he had dreamed he had heard an intruder.

The man went outside and inspected the outside of the place where he lived. The man walked around the place where he lived to inspect the outside of the place where he lived. While the man inspected the outside of the place where he lived, he found someone hiding.

The man found a boy hiding behind some things behind the place where he lived.

The man asked the boy his name.

The boy told the man his name.

The man asked the boy what he was doing.

The boy said he was trying to sleep.

The man asked the boy where he lived.

The boy did not answer.

The man asked the boy if he was hungry.

The boy did not answer.

The man asked the boy if he had broken into the place where he lived and had eaten some food earlier that day.

The boy said nothing then the boy said no then the boy said yes.

The man again asked the boy if he was hungry.

The boy said yes.

The man took the boy inside the place where he lived and gave the boy some food.

The boy ate the food the man gave him.

The man again asked the boy where he lived.

This time the boy told the man where he lived.

The man said it was the next town over.

The boy said yes it was.

The man asked the boy why he had left the place where he lived in the next town over.

The boy told the man why he left the place where he lived in the next town over.

The man said he would have to take the boy back to his parents.

The boy said please don’t.

The man said he would take the boy to the place where he lived with his parents or take him to the law enforcers.

The boy said his father was a law enforcer in the next town over.

The man said he would go with the boy either to the place where he lived with his parents in the next town over or to the law enforcers of the town or to the law enforcers of the next town over.

The boy said he did not know.

The man said he would take the boy to the law enforcers of the town.

The boy finished eating the food the man had given him, and he thanked the man for the food.

The man asked the boy how he would fix the entrance to the place where the man lived.

The boy hung his head and said he was sorry.

The man asked the boy if he had brought anything with him that he would need to take home.

The boy began to cry.

The man took the boy into town and found the sleeping law enforcer working the night shift. He told the sleeping law enforcer the boy’s story, and he left the boy and he never saw the boy again.

To read more stories in the series, see the Becomes One Hundred Stories page.

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