Amazing Kids! Magazine

The Day I Began To Shrink

By Samantha, Age 11, Pennsylvania


One morning my sister woke me up early to go hiking. We got ready and left. We got there at seven thirty and started hiking at about seven forty. We were gone all day. At about one o’clock I started getting hungry.
We forgot to pack food so I started looking for food. I found these purple berries and they looked really good. I was really hungry so I ate them. We finished our hike and went home. When I got home I was kind of dizzy. I went upstairs and went to bed.
The next day I woke up and got ready for the day. The weird thing was that all of my clothes were too big. I managed to find pair that was big, but not too big. I went to the store and got new clothes. I brought them home and put them in my closet. When I got home I was still dizzy but I just tried to ignore it.
As the day went on I felt worse. At the end of the day I had headache, my stomach hurt, and my heart was pounding against my chest. I was really tired so I went up to bed. I couldn’t go to sleep. I was wondering what would happen tomorrow. I finally fell asleep.
The next day I woke up and I was still dizzy. I tried to get ready for the day but the same thing happened as yesterday. My clothes were too big! I didn’t have enough money to buy all new so I just wore the ones I bought yesterday. I didn’t tell anyone about me shrinking because I didn’t think it was a big deal. I started getting dizzier, so I called my friend Amber.
I told her all my clothes were too big on me and I was feeling very dizzy every day. She told me that I should talk to doctor. After we were done talking I went back up to room. I lay down and watched T.V. until dinnertime. After I ate dinner, I went back upstairs and felt fine. I went to bed and fell right asleep.
The days went on and every day I got smaller and smaller. After about one week I was down to the size of a paper clip. I was really worried by then so I called a doctor. The only problem was that I was too small to dial the phone number. I didn’t know what to do. Then, I saw a pencil.
I hauled the pencil to the phone and used it to dial. It was really heavy, but I managed to do it. The doctor said to meet him right away. My dog was standing next to my bed, so I climbed on my bed and jumped on my dog’s back. He took me to the doctor’s office. It was a pretty long ride, but we made it there fairly early.
When I got there, the doctor was at the front entrance. He put me in the palm of his hand and took me into his office. He said he had never seen anything like it before. He asked me what had happened. I told him the entire story. He said he had the cure for it so he gave me some and I grew back to my normal size.
I thanked him then took my dog home. When I got there my parents were worried sick. I told them the entire story. I told my sisters the entire story too. I also told Amber what had happened after I called her. After that I never ate anything from the forest ever again.


  1. Omeraftab /

    Very good