Amazing Kids! Magazine

The Sushi Craze

By Sarina Patel, Age 9, Florida


The plate of sushi sat innocently in front of me. Should I eat it? Should I refrain? I decided to take the bait. I crept up to the sushi, and then froze like a snow cone in Antarctica. Was there some sort of booby trap guarding the precious meal from my prowling stomach? I thought not! I stood up tall and strode towards the plate. Thirteen irresistibly good-looking rice balls were encased in a plastic covering. I opened it up, got a clean plate, and dug in.

Mmmmm! It was simply scrumptious! At least five different flavors I never experienced made my tongue get up and dance! It boogied, wiggled, jived, grooved, shimmied, and sashayed inside my mouth like crazy! Inside the roll, succulent, tasty crab was bordered with crunchy, refreshing cucumber and creamy, decadent slices of avocado. My taste buds pleaded for more. I bit into a delicious sushi and let the slimy seaweed – which had the flavor of lettuce – and thick, fluffy brown rice entice my mouth to eat more. Sushi is so addictive! I smeared one with glossy soy sauce like a painter would douse a canvas with richly colored paint. It oozed Japanese perfection!
Meanwhile, my tongue had ceased its dancing facade and flickered impatiently, barking, “Hurry up, you! I want more sushi!”

“Yeah, you’re right! Gimme!” greedily shouted the esophagus.

“The only thing you’re getting from me is some spit, guys,” I retorted. “Isn’t that right, stomach? Stomach?!”

I felt a huge burp coming on as my stomach, unaware of my huge belch; bellowed, “More! Let. Me. Have. MORE!”

My intestines, which resembled super twisty, pink curly fries, yodeled, “We need more and you’re just standing th-”

“BE QUIET!” screamed someone familiar- my brain. I hoped she was loyal to me and not to the sushi-crazed parts of my body!

“She’s stuffed with food and you guys want more? You’re all nuts! In fact, you’re nuttier than peanut brittle- and don’t you dare start thinking about dessert!” scolded the brain. I felt a wave of relief sweep over me. Good old mind!

“Yes, big boss brain!” muttered everyone.

But then the intestines grumbled, “Why do we have to listen to you? All you do is blab, blab, and blab. You always order us to do this and do that. I think we need an election! Who’s with me?”

“Oh, just be quiet, intestines,” brain snapped, sounding irritated.

“Blabby, blabby, blabbermouth,” taunted the intestines with a smug touch of humor.

Stomach guffawed, sending the chewed-up food sliding towards all sides. “Ooh, how that tickles!” she chortled. Esophagus – who normally sided with brain – failed to suppress a smile.

Brain was not happy at all. Her blazing eyes confronted intestine’s gloating ones, and she boomed in a loud, vicious voice, “You want to take me on, you snake? Bring it on!”

“Fight! Fight!” came the gory chants of stomach and esophagus, who were elated to see the two hotheads battle it out! Then my intestines and brain yapped, yipped, hollered, bubbled over, stewed, and seethed at each other.

I sighed and let my eardrums squeal. After all, what can a kid do when you’re being hollered at by YOUR OWN BODY?!

The End


  1. cara pamintuan /

    Nice job Sarina! You definitely write amazing stories in school, and this totally represents your ability to write.

  2. Dear Sarina,

    I love your story. It is very very very funny!


  3. Anu aunty (Uma's mum) /


    What a wonderful piece of writing; you’ve made me desperate to go out and find a plate of sushi right now! I hope you always find pleasure in writing, because you are so good at it.

    Anu aunty.

  4. kim pamintuan /

    Cara is always telling what a phenomenal writer you are. (Cara loves Sushi too.) She’s right about that!
    Congratulations and keep on writing…

  5. Well this story made me a little hungry 😉 what an amazing writer you are, i definitely couldn’t even write like this now! I especially like all of your creative similes 🙂 love you!

  6. Sarina, I love your story. You are a wonderful writer. This piece actually made me want to TRY sushi!! Keep writing as you have a real gift.

  7. Nikki Ben /

    Wow sarina you are an amazing writer! Keep doing what you love and don’t let anyone stop you!!!!! Everyone is so proud of you! 🙂 good luck!!!!

  8. Great story, I love sushi too xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. Anoushkaben /

    Sarina, you’ve always been a crazy child with a wild imagination – I’m super impressed with this story. It’s put a big smile on my face and is making me miss you more! Please post another story, can’t wait to see what you do next!

  10. Bhavna /


    Wonderful story! What a creative fun loving girl you are! Continue your love of writing and enjoy it 🙂 We are so proud of you and love you very much.

    Mom and Dad