Sue and Polly wanted to go swimming. “Gosh, Polly” said Sue, “How spiffing it would be to splash around in the water for a while, shall we go to Richmond Park?”
Polly wasn’t so sure about this, “We should take the boys as well, then we will be safe should we meet any strangers, especially ones with foreign accents, or a patch on their eye, or a limp”. Sue agreed and send a text to Willy and Billy – “swm @ rchmnd lol up4it?”.
Willy and Billy were brothers who lived in a nearby mansion. They often played around with Sue and Polly but because of an incident once involving some carrots and a donkey they were always accompanied by their friend and carer, Uncle Bob. After checking that Uncle Bob was free Willy texted back to Sue “Yah lol. CU@l8er”.
Polly packed a picnic and they met up at one of the ponds in Richmond ready for a swim. The sun was shining and there was lots of birds in the water. “I say” said Billy, “Are those tits?”. “Don’t be silly” said Sue. “Tits don’t go in the water, I think they must be kingfishers, now let us get our costumes on”.
The gang ran behind some bushes to get changed. Willy and Billy on one side of a little causeway and Polly and Sue on the other. “We can see you getting changed” shouted Polly merrily to the boys, followed by a shriek from Sue – “Yikes, I’m wet already!” as she slipped on some mud and tumbled over.
The four of them rushed into the water. “Crikey” cried Billy, “It’s awfully cold, Look! Willy seems to have gone all wrinkly and small”. They all looked and laughed because Willy had indeed shrunk to half his normal size. Billy grabbed Polly and ducked her under the water and then swam powerfully away, his golden head cleaving the water as he avoided Polly who went down and came back up spluttering. “It tastes awful” she said, “do you think we will be safe if we swallow it?”.
After a healthy and vigorous session in the water they all agreed that they should investigate the contents of the Polly’s hamper. “I’m famished” said Willy, “I could eat a horse”. They all looked at Polly but she explained that the delicious pork pie had come from the local butcher and so was probably made entirely of organic pork. They all tucked into the tasty feast and then Sue surprised everybody by revealing a muffin she had brought along. “Who wants some of this” she cried and they all tucked in. Even Uncle Bob had a little taste of it.
All i can say is – Blame the Daily Prompt for making me think of Enid Blyton.