Thursday, 17 January 2013

VisDare 3 - The Mystery of the Invisible Woman

As ever Angela has found an intriguing picture this week for her Visual Dare. 

I have tried something different today, writing in a different environment, alongside my writing friend Anmelia. 

We have both written our own separate stories and I have just given Anmelia a tutorial in how to post her own story on her dusty and under-used blog - please go have a look at her tongue-in-cheek royal story here and welcome her to the Visual Dare Gang!

Below is my own little story...150 words including title!

The Mystery of the Invisible Woman

“Just stick your hands through those holes love.” Edgar held the oversized coat open and I obliged.

Shuffling backwards I could feel the heat from his body against my back. The unfamiliar closeness made me tremble.

“I still don’t see why we can’t dress up as Shaggy and Velma?” My muttered words were lost as Edgar’s arms wrapped round me to fasten the buttons. 

Last year’s party had a pantomine theme and I was the back end of the cow.  We didn’t win and Edgar was in a foul mood for weeks.

But this year he had just got his longed for promotion. I’d been looking forward to dressing up, celebrating his success with the other wives. 

It’s not easy being the supportive other half.

As a final touch Edgar placed an old camera in my hands but I couldn’t see and wasn’t seen.


  1. LOL!! Love the costume idea (would have been fun to see them go as Shaggy and Velma, too! - that made me laugh aloud!)! I like the idea that they have to make themselves look ridiculous in order to properly celebrate that promotion!!

    Another lovely entry. Thanks for the smile!!

    1. I'm glad you liked the story Angela, it started off being a fun piece but I hoped to convey that maybe there was something a bit more sinister taking place. Edgar never seems to want to show off his wife, she's always being covered up and lost in the relationship.
      I guess we see what we want to see and I'm happy it made you smile :-)
      Thanks for another interesting prompt that really got me thinking - they are getting more weird every week!

  2. Love it! Made me chuckle and then think differently about it at the end... sounds like the beginning of an interesting story X

  3. A different take on the prompt Sarah! Also thanks for introducing another person to the gang :-)