Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Book Extract: Freaks

Today I am taking part in the online launch of Freaks, a flash fiction collection of stories by Nik Perring, Caroline Smailes and illustrated by Darren Craske. The stories within Freaks are about original flaw human beings getting an unusual superhero power. Think Heroes crossed with Chronicle.
Nik and Caroline have agreed to share of the stories:

[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.

Freaks is published on Thursday 12th April by the Friday Project as an ebook and print book .

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