Super pleased to be hosting a story for the launch of Freaks!, an illustrated collection of superhero inspired tales which is available to buy here.
‘To all who, if only for a moment, felt that they didn’t belong.’
The stories in Freaks! are written by Caroline Smailes and Nik Perring, and the illustrations are by Darren Craske.
[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,
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.