I used to be afraid to eat bread. In fact, I was afraid to eat much of anything, and even more afraid of what would happen if I stopped my daily running. Would my arms grow big, would my neck become fat, or would my legs double in thickness? Worst of all, would my stomach stick out?

I could not let that happen, and my determination was fierce. I even grew to feel accomplished when my stomach would rumble. I stopped going out with my friends out of fear. Fear that they would notice my hesitation towards eating, fear of losing control of my appetite around them.

Of course, this was when I was much younger. A whole eight months younger, to be precise. Oh my, how time changes things. Even more so, it’s astounding how appreciating yourself for everything you are is much more productive than taking note of everything you are not. 

Today, a smile decorates my flour-streaked face as I knead my homemade sourdough. I bubble with the excitement of my best friend’s impending arrival, wondering what delicious treats she’ll bring this time.

5 1 vote
Post Rating
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Sara Young
Sara Young(@sara-young)
1 year ago

This is such a fun story and I can feel the character’s emotions.
I absolutely love it.
Wonderful job.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I enjoy it, Bevanny. I love the transformation of your protagonist and embracing the changes with self-love, care, and appreciation even more. I feel every emotion in your story. Well done. Keep on writing.

A warm welcome to voice club.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Bevanny Marie
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Bevanny.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Hi, Bevanny, and welcome to Voice.club. I’m so glad that your protagonist managed to grow out of their self-doubt and fear of a negative body image. Things could have gone so much worse. Good job.

Kayja Daniels
Kayja Daniels(@kayja-daniels)
1 year ago

I think a lot of teenagers would especially find a lot of value in reading this. Good read.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 year ago

Welcome Bevanny to Voice.Club. Your protagonist goes through so many emotions- fear of over-eating, of becoming fat, of losing control, but so glad that she ends on a note of friendship.

Recent Comments

Selected Authors may submit comments (5 Credits)x
Scroll to Top

Sharing a Post

Why do my friends need to SignIn to read the post I shared?

Actually, this is a voting security feature. During public voting, only club members can read posts submitted for that contest. Since anyone reading the story is able to vote (click the Like button), we reserve these capabilities to members who SignIn. Before we implemented this security feature, people were voting multiple times and making the public voting process unfair and out of balance. To fix this, our staff finally decided to allow only members who SignIn to read the stories. Membership is free and easy, and ensures our club is safe, secure, and family-friendly!