Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for Invisibility


Hello everyone, Mel here.
 
Invisibility

Of all the paranormal traits I’d love to have, this is probably the one. Imagine it; imagine all you could see and hear when no one knew you were there.

And there’s more.

You could seriously freak someone out. Is there anything scarier than thinking you’re alone only to find out you’re not? Some of the best horror stories written  come from nothing less: The sudden door closing, the light flicked on, the breath on the back of your neck.

The possibilities are endless.

How about you? What trait would you like best? What would you do if you could be invisible? Would you use it for good, or some serious freaking out?
 
My contribution to Parallels: Felix was here is Haunted and, as you can imagine, invisibility plays a large role.  Here is an excerpt:
 

“It doesn’t matter,” she breathed, shaking her head. “Nothing does.”

John pulled back to look into his wife’s face. “Are you sure you’re okay—do we need to call your doctor?”

“The only doctor I have is an ob-gyn, and I don’t think she’ll be able to do anything about this.”

John shrugged. “I don’t know, maybe it’s a hormone thing.”

Andy raised her eyebrows. “Do you really want to go there?”

“Hormones are powerful things, Andy. They can make you do all sorts of weird shit.”

“Like dream your husband’s dead?” There is was; she’d said it.

His face softened. “Is that it—is that what happened?”

Andy looked past him to the sky beyond. His hands cupped her face and brought her focus back to him. “I’m not leaving you, ever. Even if I die, I promise to haunt you.”

Andy frowned. “Don’t say that.”

“What? It’s true. You can’t get rid of me; face it.”

Andy shuddered; she didn’t know why.
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Mel - This was such an amazing tale. Congratulations again!

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  2. Well, that would be great. I love Harry Potter's invisibility cloak and the adventures he has with Ron under it!

    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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  3. Such a great story!
    Invisibility was the superpower I wanted as a teen. Not for really virtuous reasons though...

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    1. I would've loved to have known you as a teen, Alex!

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  4. One of my favorite stories in the anthology.

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  5. I would love to be invisible, and if that were the case would only be visible to family. LOL The adventures I would have. :)
    Your story was amazing!

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  6. I'd like to have the power to become invisible at will, but not all the time. The story excerpt is very well done.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  7. Your story is amazing! I'm sure people will love it when this book comes out!

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  8. Had you asked me on another day, I'd concur with the desire to be invisible. I've often talked about wishing I could "be a fly on the wall" so I could observe unnoticed. However, there are times I feel invisible and suspect others do, too, so i'm filing invisibility under the "be careful what you wish for; it may come true" tab. Glenda from
    Evolving English Teacher

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  9. OOh! I like this. Especially that shiver at the end! Something else to add to my ever-swelling TBR pile! =D

    Boldly Going Through the Alphabet!
    @shanjeniah
    Part-Time Minion for Holton's Heroes
    shanjeniah's Lovely Chaos

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  10. If I could be invisible, I would hide from my children and read.

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  11. If I could be invisible, I would hide from my children and read.

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  12. I like Tamara's answer. Hiding and reading sounds perfect. Though I wouldn't really have to hide...
    Writer In Transit

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