Beverly turned in surprise. "Hello." She said to the girl who’d spoken. The girl looked familiar.
"I'm new here, perhaps you could show me the way to the gym." The girl said shyly.
She was making Beverly nervous.
The girl's eyes filled with tears, "Please won't you show me the way... I'm sc...scared. This is my first time in a real big schooooolll." The girl's voice broke off in a whine of despair.
"All right!" Beverly said sharply as the girl began to cry loudly, "I’ll show you, but we've got to make it quick."
But the girl grabbed her arm before she could move away and pushed her roughly into the wall. Her eyes widened with disbelief as the girl suddenly started growing taller, her blond pigtails becoming undone as the hairbands got tangled, her shoes cracking loudly as the straps snapped open. In a few blinks her dress tightened dangerously, and the buttons began to pop as the side seams split and ragged gaps appeared. Beverly gasped as she looked at the growing girl, who had started panting heavily, her eyes impossibly wide. The girl she had been staring at was almost a woman now! Her belt snapped as if to emphasize the transition, but her wide hips held everything up. Then her nipples pushed out half an inch against the straining fabric.
Tammie shut her eyes. Then, multiple things happened.
Tammie felt her body growing in every direction at once. Her waist thickened slightly, her legs grew longer, as did her hair. Her hips and breasts appeared and matured in the normal way known by all girls everywhere, and she heard and felt her dress tear loudly. A tear of regret trickled down her cheek.
Tammie heard herself sigh and opened her eyes. The room looked different from this height. She looked herself over and gasped at what she saw, or rather didn't see. Her large, still partially confined breasts blocked the entire view of her lower body. Only her now-naked toes on the distant floor peaked out beyond the edges of her erect nipples. She could see the toenail polish had cracked with her growth.
Sujata had a dream last night.
Ah! If you like, I'll read what she noted down: "I am in Pavitra's office, standing on the carpet next to his table. I raise my eyes and look down the corridor. It is empty.
Then suddenly, all the way at the other end, next to her bathroom, I see Mother appear. She is so tiny, my dear little Mother! She starts towards the office where I am. She leaves the boudoir behind on her right, keeps coming forward, passes by the big window with the birds and the pink vases on her left.
And she is growing. With each step she grows taller. One after the other, she goes by her chair, the door to the stairway, my lab, and Mother continues to grow. Then the door to Pavitra's room, the door to the terrace, and Mother comes to the office.
She crosses the threshold: her head almost touches the top of the door.
Mother comes in. She is so tall! Her head now touches the ceiling. (About 15 feet high.) Standing, I barely come to her knees! Something in me is staggered before that sublime height. I prostrate myself."
(After a silence) I see her quite frequently at night....
Gina Gresko, Little Monsters, 2011.
"Ginger Snaps" review: Girls in coming of age stories are thrust into an "adult-child" state and are forced to desperately act independently. After experiencing such a monstrous transformation, why is Ginger allowed to feel this empowerment? A normal woman would never realize this sexual power in this world. The mystery of menstruation also can only be discussed here because after this strange phenomenon, Ginger suddenly grows into a woman physically and mentally. Menstruation and its parallel to transforming into a werewolf therefore can be seen as a gift and a curse. Ginger is going through these awful changes, but she is now empowered as she would have never imagined before - she’s getting her power, but at a terrible price.
Neil Postman discusses this concept in his book "The Disappearance of Childhood".
"...a new diminished definition of adulthood begins to emerge ... that does not exclude children ... At one end, infancy; at the other, senility. In between there is what we might call the adult-child"
Media challenges girls to be so thin they are nonexistent - a size zero ... that does not exist.
Elie is an exaggeration of this whole concept. She is purposefully young to critique a society who is obsessed with staying young. Some people may be shocked by how young Eli is, but that is just the point. The vampires and werewolves of folklore are attractive and the perfect age that leave adolescents wanting to be with them, and older people wanting to be them.
- (kinda like "pseudo age disguised") "The Visitor", 1979 sci-fi/horror epic.
John Huston as an intergalactic warrior joining a cosmic Christ in battle against a demonic 8 y.o. girl and her pet hawk while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.
A young girl with telekinetic powers is the focus of a battle between good and evil. Katy Collins (Paige Conner) is no ordinary preteen. Indeed, she is unique, carrying within her the power of Sateen, an inter-spacial force of immense magnitude. Katy's mission is to carry these genes forward, a task accomplished by convincing her mother to bear a similarly endowed male child with whom Katy would eventually mate. A global conspiracy trying to gain control of the world attempts to seduce Barbara into marriage so he can father a child who can harness these powers. Opposing him is the mysterious Visitor and his legion of child followers. He possesses the same powers and knows that they are meant for the good of mankind.