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April 27, 2020 BASEBALL, Fiction

Invisible Men

Thomas Reed Willemain

Invisible Men photo

Three boys took their positions on the makeshift field. The flagstone wall edging the upper lawn was the outfield fence. One foul line was the street, the other the edge of the woods. Joey pitched. Dermott played first tight, holding on an invisible man. The whiffle bat whistled as Froggie blooped one to shallow left. They all looked at the ball, then each other. Dermott announced that the left fielder got it on one hop, the man on first took second, and the batter had first easy. There was never an argument. Everyone knew exactly what invisible men could do.

 

image: Mia Mishek


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