It must have been 4 feet long and must have weighed at least 30 lbs. It was one
of the slimiest ones we ever caught. The tentacles were almost a foot long and
the scales where the size of emailprotected AYeah right, we believe you, (Paste
your name here)emailprotectedWhile my peers were playing video games or hide-and-go-seek,
(a friends name) and I were out ether exploring the unknown, or sleeping from
staying out all night. None of the students in my sixth grade class Ashow and
emailprotected believed me when I told them about the unforgettable experiences (a
friends name) and I endeavored. To tell the truth, I didnt really want them to
believe me. If one of them told my mom what (a friends name) and I did then our
little butts would have been grounded for a serious amount of time. The fishing
stories that I told where true, all true.
(a friends name) and I had gone on many explorations to far off places. We had
sneaking out at night down to such an art that if we could put it on paper then
it would be more famous then Leonardo da Vinci’s painting, The Last Supper. We
would sometimes make dummy bodies that would lie lifeless all night under
tightly nitid sheets.The Abig yellow emailprotected is where we met. From there we
would do whatever sounded like the most fun. Sometimes it was hanging out and
eating ice cream all night. Other times we would go tick someone off by tee-
peeing their house. And yes, there were even times when we would go fishing at
this lake that was out in the middle of nowhere. We called this lake the back-
lake because it was the lake way in the back of the golf course. One night (a
friends name) and I had an experience there that would shake us up for a long
time to come.
The night started out like a lot of other nights. First we went to go eat some
ice-cream from Foster-Freeze, then we would get on our bicycles and pedal our
little butts all the way to the golf course. Once there, we would get on this
road that golf carts use to drive around. The road was very windy. When we
arrived we would just throw our bikes down and run like little rabbits down to
the lake. We would start casting as fast as we could. We would cast so fast
that I don’t think we remembered to put bait on the hook. After the first few
minutes of fishing, (a friends name) and I would start getting into competitions
with each other. Who ever caught the most Large Mouth Bass one. I being the
younger one, usually lost.
Later that night, we had an experience that would excite us for the rest of the
night. Howling Coyotes were a normal sound for two in the morning. But hearing
them get louder and louder was not. It was almost like a train, at first there
is just a quiet hum then the amplitude of the whistle would rise a little bit
until eventually the train could be seen. But seeing a train coming is not as
bad as seeing a bunch of blood thirsty dogs running full speed at you in the
middle of the night. So, our instincts took for a little run. We ran and ran
and ran and ran.I was the younger of the two of us and I always told (a
friends name) that I was going to live longer then him. As (a friends name) got
farther and farther ahead of me, I started to wonder if I would really live
longer then him.
The distance we ran was about a quarter mile. It did not seem like a quarter
mile though, it seemed to be more like a mile. I still wonder if we ran around
in circles. I felt like one of those young wilder beasts that I always see get
chased down by giant Lions on the Discovery channel.My body pumped so much
adrenalin in me that I felt like I could jump over a six foot fence. Well guess
what happened, there was a six foot fence. I could not get over it by myself, I
had to have (a friends name) stick his hands through the fence so I could get
over. Behind the fence was someone’s backyard. We ran to the house and rested
next to a large window to catch our breath.
About ten minutes passed we caught a glimpse of a man getting a cup of coffee in
the middle of the night. We were sitting right under the kitchen window and the
light coming from inside lit our sox up like two flourescent beacons. I am glad
he did not see us. I could almost hear my dad’s belt snarl. After the man had
his midnight coffee the lights went out.
It was about four in the morning when the shrubs breakfast woke us up. We were
sitting right in front of a two sprinklers. It took us about two seconds to
depart out of the backyard. We went back to where we were fishing. All the hot
dogs that we used for fishing bait were gone. It was OK that the dogs devoured
our hot dogs because we were probably not going to fish in the morning, anyway.
I learned that it is not always a good idea to think about my self. Just think,
I could have been a giant hot dog. My entire body could of been used for a
snack. We should all treat others how we wish they would treat us. (a friends
name) showed me that he did not only think about himself, he also though of me.
If (a friends name) did not help me over the fence then I would have turned into
chop-stewy, or more accurately, grade emailprotected chop-stewy.
Although I didn’t get everyone to believe my Ashow and emailprotected speech, I did
undisputably get everyone’s absolute attention.
For when I am 65 years old and am laying in a hospital bed and hear the heart
monitor go from a beep to a hum, I will end my journey to the Big-Bright-Light
with the thought of my mom, my dad, my sister, my brother, my wife, and that one
special best friend, (a friends name). And maybe, just maybe, I will be able to
go fishing in a place and in a time that is oh so familiar once more in a place