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Vanshika Jain
Hey everyone! Ever heard a treadmill talk? Here’s your chance! All thanks to this creative story by 9 year old Vanshika Jain, a Bookosmian from Kolkata.
Congrats to Word Munchers for nurturing her creativity and she goes to Modern High School.

Treadmill – The Life And Times Of This Gym Equipment | Bookosmia

A mechanised grey Fitkit FT200 Series Motorized Treadmill was gazing at me. I wondered why, till I realised that I was in a sport shop with glass walls, admiring my own smart reflection! The previous day, I had arrived at this place from a sports factory where I had been manufactured.

 

Treadmill - The life and times of this gym equipment

 

One morning, a lady with twinkling eyes came up to me. Her name was Hazel, and she seemed to be impressed by how I was compact and affordable. She purchased me!

 

When I reached Hazel’s home, I was put in a fair-sized room. Every morning, Hazel would clean me fondly. Then, she would walk on me delicately. It was a tranquil and uneventful life, but little did I know I had spoken too soon!

 

Treadmill - The life and times of this gym equipment

 

One evening, Hazel’s sister had decided to come for dinner with her twins- Pamela and Penelope. When they finished dinner, they started exploring the house. When they reached my room, a grin spread over their faces.

 

Treadmill - The life and times of this gym equipment

 

After unfolding me, they switched me on and started walking on me both together at once!

To my horror, the speed dial was full ! What was coming next was no secret.

Oh! It was such a comic sight- both of them lying on the ground like a sack of potatoes, clutching each other. It was the best laugh I had in ages. Though  neither of them were injured, their mother gave them a piece of her mind! Hazel never let anything like that happen again.

Treadmill - The life and times of this gym equipment

Now, I am very old, but I am still kept in the same old room and Hazel still uses me as before. I am content with my life and I couldn’t wish for a better one.

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