by Stefani, seventh grade story-reporter
Hi, my name is Stefani M., and I am reporting live outside my house with a story that will blow you away! Have you ever had to go to the bathroom really bad? It happens to everyone. Today, on TP News, however, I will give you the inside scoop on how a simple trip to the restroom turned into an absolute nightmare. Hold on to your toilet paper, folks!
It all started at 2:00 a.m. earlier this morning. When my brother, Michael, woke up suddenly, he realized he needed to go number-one really badly. He dashed to the bathroom as fast as he could. He didn’t even think about turning on the lights, which later proved to be one of the worst mistakes of his life. As he stumbled blindly through the bathroom, his foot sunk into something that was uncomfortably wet. Michael realized that he was now stuck in the toilet.
His screams echoed through the empty bathroom. All of a sudden, something hissed very loudly. “Who’s there?” he inquired nervously.
Two yellow eyes peered out of the darkness. It was the cat, Felix, who had been sleeping peacefully in the bathtub before being rudely awakened.
“Oh, it’s just you,” Michael sighed with relief. “Come here, Felix. At least I’ll have some company.”
Felix jumped to the edge of the toilet seat and balanced there for a split second before plummeting into the cold water. He tried to get out, but his tail had gotten stuck next to Michael’s foot.
“Oh, great,” Michael whispered to himself, “now I’m stuck in the toilet with an angry cat.”
Michael and Felix made as much noise as possible to try to wake someone up. They stopped to listen, but the house was eerily quiet. The two exhausted prisoners yelled a little bit more, and, to their surprise, they finally heard footsteps. When the door creaked open and the lights flickered on, Michael was glad to see Mom standing there.
She screamed, “It’s 3:00 in the morning! WHAT IS GOING ON?”
“I’m so glad you’re here!” Michael exclaimed. “I accidentally got my foot stuck in the toilet, and then Felix got stuck too!”
“I’ll get you out,” she replied. “Let me just stick my hands in there and… uh oh, I seem to be stuck as well.”
“Oh, great,” Michael thought to himself, “now I’m stuck in a toilet with an angry cat and a tired mom.”
The soaked trio yelled at the top of their lungs, and to their delight, the butler, who was also named Felix, walked in.
Felix screamed, “It’s 3:15 in the morning. WHAT IS GOING ON?”
“Well, first I accidentally stepped in the toilet, then Felix fell in, and then Mom tried to save us and she got stuck too,” Michael explained.
“If I can just get my toes under there, maybe I can pry you all out. Oh dear, I seem to have lodged my foot in the… OWWWW!!! The cat bit me!”
“Felix, let go of Felix!” Mom commanded.
“Meow! Meow!” Felix (the cat) screeched as he let go of Felix’s (the butler) foot.
“Oh, great,” Michael said to himself, “now I’m stuck in a toilet with an angry cat, a tired mom, and a grumpy butler.”
At this point, they were all too tired to yell except for the cat that was splashing around wildly. Luckily, I walked by the bathroom on my way to a midnight snack, so I was able to come to the rescue. Upon entering, I shrieked, “It’s 3:30 in the morning! WHAT IS GOING ON?”
As they told me the whole horrifying ordeal, I quickly thought of a plan that was sure to help. I poured bubble bath into the nasty toilet water, and it worked perfectly. Michael, Mom, Felix, and Felix glided smoothly out.
“Wait, don’t you have to go to the bathroom, Michael?” I asked.
“Not anymore,” he replied with a grin.
Now was that an amazing story or what? The best part is it was all true! This was the most exciting thing to ever happen in Flushburgh, and now you know the real poop… uhh, I mean scoop. Could you have gotten that inside report from the other leading news station? Oops… I just realized I left my cat in the toilet, so until next time, keep watching TP News.
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