THERE'S SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON AROUND HERE
From the 5th diary entry of Stewy Lemmon's childhood adventures.
One week, after our exciting trip to the seaside resort called, 'Slipslopslap Bay', Smoochy and I were keen to do some more fishing, at the small pond in our village.
So, we got dressed, had some breakfast, brushed our teeth and headed off. We took along with us, a basket full of snacks, my Mum had prepared earlier, for us.
We sat by the pond and cast our fishing rods out, to see what we could catch. We even saw, 'Buck the Duck' diving for lunch.
While sitting on the deck chairs, with my socks and shoes off, relaxing and waiting for the fish to bite, I saw my fishing line, starting to bend.
I jumped up and held on ever so tight. I think, I caught a big fish, and it was going to be a hard fight, indeed.
I yelled out to my pet mouse named, Smoochy, 'Please help me pull the fish in'! Here it comes Smoochy, 'watch out for its fin'!We then put the fish into the bucket. Oh! What a good win.
Then, another fish got snagged on the hook, one-two, then three more. I reeled them all in.
After we had finally caught, seven very big fish and even a little one, off home we headed to show my family our slippery little surprises.
Mum, counted them all, but to my surprise, there was only seven big fish, inside after all. The little one must have been left behind.
Then my Mum, told me to go and clean myself up, and to go put my shoes and socks back on.
That night, after dinner, we were all going to town. We were going to attend, the annual village dance competition at the,' Shiftnabout Dance & Music Hall'.
My two, much older identical twin sisters, Emma and Jemma, had been practising all day, so they could have a good chance of winning the trophy for 1st prize.
While all the contestants, were up on stage strutting their stuff, my mates and I, were at the back pretending to imitate them and doing some really cool Hip-Hop.
Then, my mates said, 'Pooh-wee, did someone step on a duck'? The bad smell was all around us, but none of my mates, were willing confess up.
While driving home in the family car the smell was still near us, and Mum and Dad yelled, 'who was the naughty one, who let one go'?
Mum said, 'There was something fishy going on around here'! We all looked at Smoochy, waiting for an answer, but as you know, he couldn't tell.
Nobody confessed up, just like my best mates wouldn't, so dad put the car windows down but the smell still hovered around us.
My twin sisters said, 'It smelt like Fish 'n Chips'! My little brother Lemmy just blocked his nose.
We arrived safely back home, after a rather smelly ride, Mum said, 'Okay, everyone put on your pyjamas, brush your teeth,
put your clothes near the washing machine and Stewy don't forget your clothes, in the bag. Then off to bed, for it is getting very late'!
Next morning Mum, started her day by placing all of our dirty clothes into the washing machine.
There was Lemmy's pants and singlet; the girl's dance dresses; Dad's tie and trousers; and my fishing jacket, jocks and socks, to mention, just a few.
Mum could still smell that unusual odour, with a bad, fish like smell. When Mum, had pushed the buttons, and had closed the lid, the washing machine started to rumble and wash, everything inside.
But then, she heard a tapping noise, coming from under the lid. She, quickly turned the washing machine off and opened the lid. Then, we heard, an almighty loud scream, coming from the laundry.
It was my Mum, yelling out, because she had just found that, little fish. The one that I thought, had been left behind.
I said, 'He must have jumped out of the fishing bucket, into my bag, then right inside my clothes'! Maybe, he had been curled up inside my long socks and then popped into my jacket.
We all laughed and thought of that dreadful smell the night before. So, it wasn't my mate's smell on the dance floor, it wasn't even my family's smell, whilst in the car driving home.
It was the little fish's smell, that was accidentally, left inside my socks.