“When asked in a interview what superpower he would choose to have Michael Crichton is reported to have answered ‘invisibility’. I don’t know whether Crichton imagines what this would be like. What I do know is that it’s a great fantasy exercise.” (The Five-minute Writer)
Exercise – Try it now and then describe your day in a short piece of writing.
This morning when I woke up I could not see myself. My first thought was that I was still asleep and started pressing my mind to wake up. I still couldn’t see myself so I pinched myself (as per checking you are not dreaming guidelines). Ouch, I am awake. Next, panic! I want to wake my husband to tell him but as he is sound asleep I hesitate. In that split second hesitation I decide there is nothing he can do about it so why not have a bit of fun instead.
I get out of bed as the volume of my body can be seen and wait for him to wake up. I wait for him to realize he hasn’t heard me move about yet and let him look for me around the house. Eventually I call him out, he thinks I am still hiding somewhere. It takes a long while – not until I start touching him – for him to believe and digest what is going on.
I call work to tell them I am not well and won’t be going in today. I want to go out and have some fun, conveniently the clothes I put on become invisible too…