I am Invisible is a surreal slipstream short story about a young man who wakes up one day to discover he is invisible. Written in a heightened poetic style, the story is inspired by Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and touches on similar themes of social anxiety, alienation, and depression. I am Invisible is currently available on Amazon. Read below for a preview of the story.
I wake up, walk to the bathroom, look in the mirror, but no one is there.
I scream but make no sound.
I flick up the light, but the switch remains down; the room, dark.
I turn on the sink to throw water in my face, but both my face and the faucet remain bone dry.
I wipe the mirror, but I have no hand with which to wipe.
I pinch my arm to assure I’m dreaming, but I have no fingers, nor skin to squeeze.
I run back to my bedroom to check another mirror, but still, I see no self.
I shout and curse, but the words remain stuck inside my head. A head I cannot see. That no one can see.
I am invisible.