The Legend of the magic cupcake was well known in Jack Armstrong High School. There had been a cupcake sitting in a glass case in the school’s cafeteria ever since the school was built. No one knew anything specific, but it was supposed to do something magical once you take a bite. Lots of kids thought they were brave enough to try it, but they all backed down once they realized the cupcake was over thirty years old. Finally, on a dare, one boy finally took a fork and took a bite out of the cupcake. To his surprise, it was moist, and warm, as if it had only just come out of the oven moments ago. At first, he felt nothing strange. Next, he became dizzy, and his vision became blurry. Colors distorted and mixed together all around him. The cupcake haze made him delirious, and his skin seemed to crawl on its own. All of his weight seemed to be vanishing. Even his clothes were beginning to feel lighter. Lighter, and tighter, as something crawled up his legs, clinging tight to them, all the way from the tips of his toes to his waist. Something seemed to be missing, though, he didn’t think much of it, as he was distracted by the sound of his own hair growing at rapid speed.
The girl who had collapsed after eating the decades-old pastry was taken to the nurse to rest, while the lunch lady placed a new magic muffin in the case, where no one would know the difference.