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Magix 'n' Curses
..the argument continues

Monday, December 26, 2005

Contortion


"I dare you to!"

This was a direct challenge to his resolute spirit. He closed his eyes, and took a deep breath. By the time he opened his eyes, he had made up his mind. Without a second thought, his hand quickly popped it into his mouth.

His hand was still covering his lips. As he slowly brought it down, his friends gaped at him in disbelief. Their pupils dilated in awe of what they witnessed.

The corner of his mouth began to twitch. Frown lines engraved deep burrows into his forehead. His eyes rolled back, and he shut it tight to prevent it from popping out. His face contorted into a grotesque grimace. His head started to jerk horribly. His eyes threatened to water as he crimpled his nose. He hid his face behind his palms and collapsed to his knees.

As suddenly as it started, the twitching reduced. He let out short shallow gasps and bent over. His friends were still staring with their mouth agape. And slowly, he stood up, and took his hands away from his face. The corner of his mouth curled once more, but this time into a smile. He broke into a wide grin as his friends cheered aloud.

It had been ages since he had tasted the ultra-tangy CentreShock chewing gum. The effect was still the same.