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Variations on a theme

Generally, invisibility stories fall into one of two categories: either the person is invisible to everyone, or invisible to everyone except one specific character. Ghost stories, in particular, tend to follow the latter pattern: only a single individual is capable of detecting the presence of the spirit, and everyone else presumes he’s off his meds or something.

It is possible, however, to construct a third variant, in which the person is invisible to only one other person; to anyone else, there’s nothing unusual going on. You don’t see this too often, as it’s a wholly-different dynamic. I wrote one myself a couple of years ago, based on a dream sequence.

Now there’s another one, and it’s nothing at all like mine except for that single premise. There may be others out there, but I haven’t found them yet.

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