Mindy was a beautiful young woman. This Saturday night she was sitting in a corner at a party at a friend's house, minding her own business, when something horrific happened to her. Out of nowhere, she found a painful sensation emanating throughout the bones in her hands, forcing her to drop her drink to the ground. "Party foul!" A guy yelled to her. People groaned and laughed, but she was transfixed on her hands as the skin swelled and bubbled. She wrinkled her eyebrows and a little whimper escaped from between her pink lips. "Is something wrong?" Her friend Katie asked. In an instant, Mindy's bones began to grow!
Her eyes went wide, her face struck with horror as this unexpected and painful change enveloped her. Her hands shook and her palms sweated as every bone thickened and elongated. Katie asked, "What's wrong? Mindy?" Katie looked down at Mindy's hands to see the same thing. They were growing longer and longer, the skin getting thicker and tougher, her knuckles bulging and, in t