Invisible, a Second-Helping


Duncan isn’t her real name.

She received the “Phantom Girl Award” at the boarding house for being nearly invisible.

“Who placed the cream mints in the depression glass bowl in the parlor prior to the Dean’s visit?”


“How do you all keep your bathrooms so spotless?”


When it’s Sunday and freezing outside, “Who made scones and lovely tea for everyone?”


“And tidied up?” The one and the same.

“Who washed the drapes on Monday?”

“Who pressed the doilies on Tuesday?”

Need we ask who made fruit baskets on Wednesday?

Also, yes, and again, Duncan.

Thursday she cleaned the crystal.

Friday was for linens and violins.

The invisible Duncan, third floor girl whose super-power isn’t invisibility, it’s living in kindly service for others.



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