Invisi …

The Disappeared by Irving Belateche is a short story invitation to the reader to explore the concept of invisibility. Watch Robert Grayson as he completes the process of disappearing; invisibility is just an earlier step in the process. Robert realized he was becoming increasingly invisible ever since his university graduation. He joined a company he didn’t like and worked in a job he didn’t want. The company downsized and Robert was one of the first fired. Many in the company didn’t know he existed. When he joined a Brown and Kling, he made a few friends but they drifted away as his realization grew that he was becoming invisible. His girlfriend left him after he insisted too many times that they should stay home and watch TiVo. Why leave home when everything he wanted was there? He was comfortable shuttling between his home alone world and the office world where none but old people acknowledged his existence. Even the old employees acknowledged him with monosyllabic grunts while looking at their cellphones.