Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – The Invisible Man’s Disappearance #amwriting #flashfiction


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Tom Sawyer scratched his head. “This here’s the bust of our invisible man?”

“The poor fellow had terrible burns and injuries. His scar tissue means that he can never be totally invisible again,” said Captain Nemo.

“That right?”

Nemo frowned perturbed. “Dr. Jekyll said the invisibility potion only affected our friend’s epidermis but once that was burnt off in the explosion, it meant he would have obvious scarring.”

“He saved us all, ya know. I thought his skin would heal. I wouldn’ta left so long but there’s been rumors. Some say, Allan’s alive, that he dug his way out of his grave. I had ta investigate.” Tom spit on the flour, angry at himself.

“This is true. It’s said Africa would never let Allan Quatermain die. As for our invisible friend, Mina told me he was handsome once. Having half his head and face deformed was difficult for him.” Mina Harker appeared in the hallway suddenly.

“We haven’t seen him yet, Mrs. Harker, Ma’am, but the Captain and I were talking about him.”

She touched the invisible man’s bust. “There’s no telling where our friend went. However, I heard most of your conversation.” Mina tapped her ears inducting her improved vampire senses.

“Earlier you said you had been searching for Allan when you left us. Maybe the invisible man is searching for someone to help him too? Did you find Allan?”

Tom shook his head and Mina smiled, “Young Tom, Allan Quatermain is alive. He’s a youth like you now, but with much more experience at hiding. African Shamans have brought him back to life to fight with us again. I saw him in a vision; a great evil is coming and Allan is the key to stopping it.”

Mina tossed back her hair. “Once we find Allan, he will help us unravel our other friend’s disappearance.”

“Then it’s settled,” Captain Nemo said. “I will tell the crew to sail towards North Africa. There, our next adventure begins.”


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Day 26 – NaPoWriMo – Different Voice – ” Your Skin”


I am only your epidermis, some of you don’t think to take care of me.

You pick and scratch at me while your young, instead of just leaving me be.

You don’t use a proper 3 step system: Face Wash, Toner, Moisturizer.

You think I’ll take care of myself with sun spots and pock marks.

And have you ever heard of serum, the kind that’s anti-wrinkle and causes radiance?

Could you use a little of that or a cream? Something with Retinol, Vitamin A, and Vitamin C.

For if you’ve the skin of woman your skin is very delicate, soft and pretty to the touch.

But oily, normal, or combination skin, we all react in different ways and remember,

I am with you all your days when your young and fresh faced and old and wrinkly.

So please take care of me: Wash off your makeup before bed, wear sunscreen, and products right for you.

And when I’m on your man, please tell him to take care of me too, a good sharp razor when he shaves would help.

Some moisturizing shaving cream, and moisturizer with of course, sunscreen

Be the person with young-looking skin when you are 83-years-old. Don’t be the one crevices so deep.

Watch your body in the sun, I am the number one place to get skin cancer you know? 

So, please take care of me, though I can’t help but show age, I can look younger or older depending on you.

I show the memory of your life in my spots and wrinkles so make me look my best.

Women and men, I am your epidermis, your closest friend.