A couple of years ago, a stranger pulled into the vacant lot on the other side of town, driving a beat-up pickup truck that was pulling a shiny vintage Airstream aluminum trailer behind it.
The mystery man rarely set foot outside his trailer and identified himself only as “Dickie”.
Sure enough, rumors pretty quickly started spreading around town, especially once word got out that Dickie was claiming he could grant one wish to anyone who’d step inside his trailer. A lot of people thought he was crazy, or a pedophile on the lam, or both.
But a few curious people did take him up on his offer, and, strangely, the majority of those brave few were subsequently seen about town wearing new overalls after their meetings.
Well, to make a long story short, the mystery man wasn’t a pedophile, and he wasn’t crazy. And he wasn’t a genie or wizard or what-have-you, either. Turns out, he was just a traveling sales rep for Dickies Clothing, and the “grant you one wish” claim was just his strategy for getting people one-on-one so he could deliver his sales pitch to them.
But we never did figure out how he was able to give Blake Ingersoll the power of invisibility.