I am Invisible: A Short Story


I am Invisible is a surreal slipstream short story about a young man who wakes up one day to discover he is invisible.  Inspired by Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, the story touches on 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.

Continue reading “I am Invisible”:

UPDATE: A new version of “I am Invisible” with an alternative ending and explanatory notes is included in the short story collection Story Addict.


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