Freaks! at Merc’s World

It’s publication day and I just received my copy of Freaks!Yikes!

Stories? Comix? Yes, but.
The stories in Freaksare written by Caroline Smailesand Nik Perring, and the illustrations are by Darren Craske. There’s depth to the insights that at first view may look like they’re zapping all over the surface. Superpowers galore, and dedicated: ‘To all who, if only for a moment, felt that they didn’t belong’, Freaks is right up my neck of the alley! But don’t just believe me. Read on.
“Darkly humorous these stories explore the more disturbing consequences of ordinary, flawed human beings obtaining superpowers.”
“A bizarre collection of short stories, each featuring a character with an unusual superpower.”
Want a taste? Here’s an excerpt, but watch it – it’s Invisible!

Invisible 
[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.
Then,
I’ll magic meself invisible,
and them lasses will leave me alone.

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