Thursday, 12 April 2012

FREAKS! Free story by Nik Perring & Caroline Smailes

Today sees the release of Freaks! a collection of 50 short stories written by Nik Perring and Caroline Smailes, and illustrated by Darren Craske.

To help celebrate the launch there are bloggers everywhere posting a FREE story and drawing from the collection. I am one of them bloggers - and here is the story, Invisble. Enjoy!


[Super Power: The ability to make oneself unseen to the naked eye]

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.


I’ll magic meself invisible,

and them lasses will leave me alone.

You can order a paper copy of Freaks! here, or the e-book version here.

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