Dedicated to SS501 4D Leader Kim Hyun Joong

[Pexers Write-Ups] The Invisible Man


Author:  AprilS

The elderly woman shushed the fidgety children around her. It was a dark, cold, snowy night with only the flickering light coming from the blazing fire in the fireplace. The snow storm had temporarily snapped out the electricity in the household like the others in the village. Thank God uncle had a stock of firewood for a night like this. Huddling together with mugs of warm cocoa was very helpful. Somebody wished loudly for a handful of roasted chestnuts after all Christmas is just around the corner.

“I’ll tell you children a story.”

The children simmered down and focused their eyes on the storyteller.

“I’ll tell you the story of the invisible man. Long time ago, in a far away kingdom lived an invisible man. He couldn’t have any friends because no one sees him. He can eat all right but he is careful not to let others see the floating boiled eggs, the well done steak,or wine lest they scamper away in fright.”

” Oh, that will be neat!”, cried the oldest child in pigtails.”He can come in and go anywhere -he doesn’t have to pay for rides, he can watch all the musicals he wants for free. Cool!”

“But he cannot join in the performances, you see he is a renowned singer and dancer before he became invisible”, Auntie said with a sigh.

” I am sure he is sad watching others perform on the stage that used to be his. He also saw many of those who enjoyed his show with tearful eyes . Many times they looked at his pictures and old posters wondering why he didn’t even say goodbye, where did he go?”

“Why did he become an invisible man?”,a boy asked.

“I know,I know -he was cursed by a wicked witch,” a bubbly girl in polka dotted pyjama chimed in.

“You see a beautiful woman fell in love with him who happens to be a witch. But he is a restless man who wanted to leave the kingdom . He wanted to go and seek his fortune elsewhere. The scorned woman retaliated and casted a spell making him invisible so that he cannot be anybody even if he tried hard.”

“He became invisible slowly -first he didn’t see his hands,then his feet,his body and last his head. It was agony to see this happening a day at a time when he faces the mirror each morning.”

“The man could not persuade the witch to return him to his normal visible self instead got the advise when someone falls in love with you even without seeing you the spell will be broken”.

The man whom everyone called Marcelo, a handsome and well built man in his late twenties at first somewhat enjoyed his new freedom being invisible but later wandered around aimlessly. He saw his friends sad without him but nevertheless busy at work. His parents were also worried at his disappearance, specially his mother who was inconsolably crying most of the time.

As the days passed his boredom also increased that he decided to go to another place. He took the train, the boat,the wagon- all for free. Like a tourist he was able to do some sightseeing and visited various places. In each one he had adventures one after another in fact had fun moving things without anybody being seen moving them. Finally he got tired and thought he would settle for a while in a place called Paradise.Only that he learned the place is far from being paradise for it was filled mainly with poor people, some middle class and few wealthy families. He saw the inequality and the substandard quality of living except for the rich and the middle class who get by.

He decided to play Robin Hood by getting merchandise from the greedy merchants and distributing them to the poor. Of course this created disturbances with the merchants not willing to lose profits. They rounded up the poor who were seen enjoying the stolen goods -clothing, shoes, blankets, food, even toys for the kids. But Marcelo felt guilty the others were punished because of what he has done. Until an announcement came offering reward money to whoever can tell who the thief was.

Walking around one day he noticed a poor lame girl who besides her disability has to care for her sick father. He decided to reveal himself to her so she can claim the reward money.

She was shocked to realise there is an invisible man helping them all along. It took sometime for him to persuade her to turn him in. At last she brought him to the merchants. She carefully clothed him so he will have a human form. In the meantime the angry merchants had readied a horrible punishment for him: cut off his hands and feet. To their surprise a whole neighbourhood of the poor came-and everyone claimed to be the thief, including the girl!

While the confusion was happening,Marcelo noticed his body parts returned to being visible. Only that he has grown a beard. The spell had been broken. Not one but many loved him (move over Shin Jung Tae!). Now he realised being in another place wasn’t meant to further his ambitions but to see the poverty around him. He promptly begged for forgiveness and paid for what he has stolen.He also volunteered to do community service in the form of free entertainment. The invisible man became a very visible man in the community. The merchants affected by what had happened started to sell their goods at reasonable prices and to provide jobs for the ordinary people.

“That ‘s the end of the story kids”, Aunt said. ” Now everybody it’s time to go to bed.”

A teenager listening at a side of the room asked,”.he played Santa! Did he stay in the village for long?”

“Oh yes,” Aunt answered.” Marcelo and the girl he helped fell in love and got married.”

Note: If there are similarities to other stories elsewhere it is purely coincidental. There is no intention to copy. Now if there are producers out there who wish to turn this story into a drama or movie just contact me with the condition only one star can ever be the Invisible man.

8 responses

  1. Cagome

    I still remeber your stories with special angel and how funny was in paradise with Hot Angel.He is on Earth now bcs he is born to be amazing and bcs he give a lot happiness in people’s life.He is wonderful and perfect .I am here to remember him every day how wonderful is to be alive.Never give up.Always the best.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm

  2. Cagome

    I THINK A COLLECTION WITH CHRISTMAS STORIES IS VERY BEAUTIFUL.WE HAVE 10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS.WE MUST REMEMBER CHRISTMAS IS SPECIAL AND HOLLY BIRTHDAY.IS MAGIC TO BE ALIVE.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm

  3. Cagome

    Invisible man can be very good direcor manager and producer for his movies.He can use his free time reading ,learning about how to be producer.Angelina Jolie ready have two movies produced by her.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  4. Tina

    waaaaaaaaaaaw Aprilstarr it’s amazing thank you🙂

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  5. Cagome

    …is beautiful emotion .I love a lot!!!!And really I like to see this story like interesting movie.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:40 pm

  6. Cagome

    Thank for beautiful story.Waaaaaaaaaaant more stories.I love your style to tell stories.Please…:)More stories for Santa and fot Christmas time.Love a lot how caress soul this stories.Beautiful.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm

  7. Cagome

    Thank you Aprilstar!!!Is very special story!!!!!Thank you.Is very interesting subject for a very successful drama.I like a lot!!!This story have many meanings and can be riched in meanings with every day life and every day revelations.In fact we are in both parts in life….we are visible body but soul not can be saw,only felt but we can travel with soul in many worlds.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

  8. As much as I want to write a lot I might cry so, I’ll just say good story.

    Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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