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Diet Pills

Diet Pills is a horrible tale about an overweight woman who wants to be thin.

Diet Pills

There was a middle-aged woman who was very fat and desperately wanted to lose weight. She had tried all sorts of fad diets, but none of them seemed to work. Exercise was out of the question because she was just too lazy and she lacked the willpower to force herself to eat less.

One day, she was leafing through a magazine when she came across an advertisement for diet pills.

“Guaranteed weight loss in just two weeks!” said the ad.

The company was selling the diet pills over the internet, so the woman decided to order a month’s supply.

A few days later, she received a package in the mail. When she opened it, she was surprised to see that it only contained twelve large pill. The instructions said that she should take one pill per month, with a glass of water and afterwards she should avoid eating spicy food or drinking alcohol.

The woman popped the diet pill into her mouth and swallowed it down. A few days later, she noticed that her appetite had completely disappeared. She didn’t feel hungry at all and even though she didn’t do any exercise, she was beginning to shed the pounds.

As the days went on, she quickly began losing more and more weight. Within no time, she was admiring her slim new body in the mirror. The change was stunning. She had gone from a pear shape to an hourglass figure in no time at all.

Unfortunately, the diet pills proved to be more effective than she had expected. Even though she was down to her target weight, she continued to get thinner and thinner. Soon, she was feeling tired and weak and she had sharp abdominal pains.

The pain finally became so intense that she was forced to go to the hospital. A doctor examined her and became alarmed. After taking an x-ray of her stomach, he asked her if she had eaten anything strange lately.

“No,” replied the woman. “I’ve barely eaten anything at all since I started taking my diet pills…”

The doctor asked to see the bottle of pills. He broke one capsule open and brought the contents down to the laboratory to be analysed.

When he returned, he had some bad news for the woman.

The diet pills contained the eggs of a tapeworm.

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