Emmett’s Day Out


John Draper is the author of the novel A Danger to God Himself

Emmet 5Emmett awoke early to find himself invisible so he figured he’d go to the girls’ college upstate. The prospect filled him with animal lust as he kicked his pajamas to the corner of his containment unit. A simple matter, he reasoned, to quit the grounds, being invisible and all. Some rats, some peckerheads, tipped off security, though. How else to explain inviso-scanners? In short order, Emmett found himself in the chief nurse’s office and from thence back into his unit. Peckerheads! Around about noon, his visibility restored, his humor improved, he was drawn cafeteria-ward by the smell of hot lunch.