A Stinky Situation



Genre: Humour/Humor

Someone told me that shoes over a wire like this, signifies drugs for sale nearby. That may or may not be true. But you could use it for anything.


A Stinky Situation


“Get dem stinky trainers out of ‘ere, dey stinking up da house!”

“Yeah, but Mum, someone gonna steal them if I leave ’em on the porch”

“Me don’t care. Put dem in da washing machine den”

“Okay. Can you help me? I haven’t used it before”

“You seen me do it ‘nough times, wassa matter wit you?”

And with that, mother and son started the precarious job of getting poor Matty’s ponging trainers smelling of fresh Persil washing powder and summer dew fabric softener.

Sadly, it didn’t work. The odours simply mingled together producing a stench worse than before.

“Gimme dem, now!”

Poor Matty could only look on in horror as his Mother tossed his trainers up in the air for them to land on the cross wire.

“Der, now dey be fresh in a week. Job done”

And it was job done indeed. Matty now just had to figure out how he was going to get them down.

Maybe his Mother would help!


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Sunday Photo Fiction 1st JuneΒ 2014

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12 thoughts on “A Stinky Situation

    1. Thanks Al πŸ˜€ I’m pretty sure you knew where it was heading from the very first line πŸ˜‰ I’m really, really glad you liked it… For some reason your prompts bring the silly side of me out!! And I enjoy writing them immensely πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


        1. That’s great to hear! πŸ™‚ Yes, the story was very transparent, but so happy it put a smile on your face! πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to next week, see what other daftness my mind will conjure up! πŸ˜‰


  1. This had a very creative and engaging dialect that made it feel so real, like I was there watching the two of them! I had a good laugh that the wash only made the stench worse- Some stinks are just eternal! This was a joy to read. Just curious, in the U.S., the common notion is that when shoes are over a line in the street, that means a drug dealer is nearby- Is that the same over there with you? πŸ™‚


    1. Sorry for this late reply too 😦 On the subject of the shoes over a wire, we don’t have that here in the UK – I have never seen it here. But, you and others, as we were debating its meaning, said that it meant there were drug dealers around. But, apparently, the Police knows this is the code so the dealers are being dumb-arse’s by carrying it on. Parts of South London have a bad reputation for drug crime – I seldom go to those parts as I feel the bad vibe as soon as I touch down: Maybe there is a slim chance they would use the wire, don’t know. But it’s good to know finally what it means πŸ™‚


    1. Sorry for the late response to your comment – ‘life’ with all it’s curve balls. Well, the son is pretty clueless, as you can tell, so he needs mum again to get them down once they have aired properly! It was a fun piece to write! πŸ™‚


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