August 2014

Night of the Podcast

by Danielle Olson

There is a growing evil around us. Some of my closest friends have succumbed. It is a stealthy theft of identity. I have known fear before, but it was not until very recently that it has come to engulf me. We must stop it. They are coming!

Susan was a good friend of mine until a few months ago when she downloaded the podcast. It was immediately afterwards that she began to change. Until that time, she was unassuming and innocently charming. She would laugh at herself as much as anyone. Then, the podcast started taking over.

After listening to the podcast, she began to be self centered and conceited. She often made remarks that were meant to be cleaver and witty. Her demeanor became as one who was superior in that she thought she had knowledge that few possessed and it made her better than everyone else. There was no emotion any longer, just pretense. Her humanity had been drained away.

She joined groups of people who had brought the podcasts into their homes too. They would connect in smug Internet chat groups, and agree with one another. She started drinking tea. Their bodies were now hosts for alien thought and inhuman feelings.

Susan is not the only one of my friends that has been taken over. It is spreading. They try to push the podcasts on their friends, and they try to push them on me, but I am on to them and will fight to put out the word so that unsuspecting citizens will not have their minds taken over like my friend Susan. We all need to fight to stay human. They are after all of us! They are here! You're next! You're next!

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