THE SHADOW AND THE FLASH

by Jack London. from Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol.9 No.5, June 1948. Two bitter lifelong rivals race to see who will discover the secret of invisibility. When I look back, I realise what a peculiar friendship it was. First, there was Lloyd Inwood, tall, slender, and finely knit, nervous and dark. And then Paul Tichlorne, tall, slender, and finely knit, nervous and blond. Each was the replica of the other in everything except colour. Lloyd's eyes were black; Paul's were blue. Under stress of excitement, the blood coursed olive in the face of Lloyd, crimson in the face of Paul. But outside Continue reading