And here it is for all those times when you just wished you could melt into thin air…


From Freaks by Caroline Smailes and Nik Perring, illustrated by Darren Craske:

SUPER POWER:

The ability to make

oneself unseen to

the naked eye

 

 

Invisible

 

If I stay totally still,

if I stand right tall,

with me back against the school wall,

close to the science room’s window,

with me feet together,

pointing straight,

aiming forward,

if I make me hands into tight fists,

make me arms dead straight,

if I push me arms into me sides,

if I squeeze me thighs,

stop me wee,

if me belly doesn’t shake,

if me boobs don’t wobble,

if I close me eyes tight,

so tight that it makes me whole face scrunch,

if I push me lips into me mouth,

if I make me teeth bite me lips together,

if I hardly breathe,

if I don’t say a word.

Then,

I’ll magic meself invisible,

and them lasses will leave me alone.

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One thought on “And here it is for all those times when you just wished you could melt into thin air…

  1. I always fought, albeit in a quiet way, never wished to be invisible. This is very suggestive, and a little heartbreaking. Ironic, too, perhaps. I’m curious to see the book 😀
    Thanks for posting it!

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