There, it's ready. I leave it on the table to settle. I need to go to the bathroom.
When my mother sees it and she puts it in the fridge. I come back from the bathroom. I am thirsty and I go to get a drink. There is some fruit juice, which is unusual, because my mother believes that it is unhealthy. I still drink it. A few minutes later I go for a nap.
When I wake up I go to the mirror to fix my hair and I have the biggest shock ever. I have become an old man! I have white hair, I am short, my face is wrinkly. And I am hairy all over!
I go to the doctor and he starts laughing. He tells me that since I am a scientist I should solve the problem myself.
I rush back home. It clicks that I must have drank the potion, thinking it was juice. I go back to my laboratory and do some more, keeping in mind that this time it has to work the other way round.
I drink it, hoping it will turn me back to my former self.
It does! I am back to being beautiful me. And, as my mum adds, stupid me.
World Book Week 2011
Short Story Competition Runner-up