The mirror confirmed what Ballard Wilcox feared: He was getting bigger.
There was no change in his diet; in fact, he’d been eating less since he’d become chronically unemployed. Yet his clothes were tighter, his shirts impossible to button, his pants barely closing around his waist. Stranger yet, he gently pinched his puffy arm, and it just felt…light. And hollow. Almost balloon-like.
“Putting on a few, Bal?” his wife Dana chided him from the doorway of the bathroom.