EP Flash: Strange Girlfriend

By Scott Janssens.
Read by Stephen Eley.

“Would you notice if I was replaced by an alien?” your girlfriend Heather asks over her Greek salad.

You’ve been dating for eight months. Surprises in the relationship are rare now, but this catches you completely off guard. “What?” you say.

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  1. Mark says:

    Your podcasts “Flash Oasis” and “The Serenity Review Spoiler” have been indexed by podscope, you can find them by searching for “Escape” or “Serenity”

    Have a nice day

  2. Chris says:

    Oh, very nice. Good ending. 🙂

  3. Magess says:

    It makes me feel dumb to say this… but I’m not sure that I get it.

  4. JesseWillis says:

    Second person. 😀 Excellent little story!

  5. Thomas says:

    I think this was well written, but I agree with Magess to a certain degree. The ambiguity of it gave it a definitive lack of “oomph” at the end.

    Even though I can use my imagination and figure it out 🙂

  6. PaulJ says:

    Here’s my take(s) on Strange Girlfriend:

    By asking all those questions, she’s telling him she knows he’s not the man he used to be….

    By recognizing all her subtle nuances, he gives away the fact that he isn’t the man he used to be….

  7. Vicky Tyler says:

    Hi Scott. Great story. I don’t think I delved as deep as everyone else to try and figure it out…I more or less just sat back and enjoyed it. I enjoyed the question, the test…by the girlfriend…I enjoyed him recognizing the test…I enjoyed his way of ducking the female issues behind the question….and, lastly, I enjoyed the ending. I was left wondering, well…has she been duplicated, inhabited? Or not? His answer, her answer, makes it unsure that he would even know. And isn’t that the whole point? Smiles.

    Funny way to sort of meet you. But this is Vicky.