Invisible – A Dark Slice of Life Flash Fiction

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No one sees me, no one.

I blend in with the concrete, the lines on my face reflecting those of the lines of the pavement. I am bruised and battered, just like these streets, I call home.

Am I invisible, worthless in the corner of my domain, the bushes keeping me out of sight of the police. I shiver in the breeze, settling around me. It had rained last night, I am wet, I am cold, I am hungry.

No longer human.

Reduced to nothing but the shadow of what I once was. A beautiful young, and vibrant woman, my skin smooth, now laced with dirt and patches, that itch, over and over again. Never to heal. How could they in this filth?

There, a woman passes, her pace accelerates as she glances at m, like I am a piece of rotting flesh to be discarded.

Well, I do smell. But I have gotten used to the smell, it keeps me company, and it keeps those away who still see me, as a woman who could satisfy their sickening need. I smell worse than a dog, and it has become my armor. Ironic isn’t it?

I grin, staring toward the busy street in front of me, knowing that no one would miss me if I were just gone, disappeared.

After all, how can you miss the Invisible?

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

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5 thoughts on “Invisible – A Dark Slice of Life Flash Fiction

    • thanks for pointing out my errors, I will fix them shortly. Glad you found the story powerful. Homelessness is an important subject we all need to be concerned about, and care for those who are in need of whatever help it is, to get them in a more humane living condition, and get them their dignity back. Blessings, Warden!

  1. Another powerful piece Claudia, following a similar vein as in your post “Not long ago” of a young life in ruins. One would hope, for their sakes in both stories that their futures would become less bleak.

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