Monday, April 11, 2016
I is for Invisibility
Hello everyone, Mel here.
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.