Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Did you think I wouldn’t notice? Yes, Ashley can be quite the enigma at times, but even then, her unpredictability is predictable.

But drinking coffee? Never would I have predicted that.

Drinking unsweetened iced tea? Nope, not that one either.


Then on Wednesday she walked into the house clutching a paper sleeve of Ritz crackers, only half full because she had eaten the other half. Ashley doesn’t eat crunchy things other than Cheetos. She is a mashed potato, mac and cheese, pudding kind of girl.

For dinner last night, she ate minced pork barbecue. She doesn’t eat meat and especially not something minced.

So who are you and what have you done with my daughter?

Also, for the last week, whenever she comes home from school, she insists on changing her shirt and the new shirt must be red. And, she will only sleep in something that is red. Is red the color of uniform your people wear?

So, I ask you again, who are you and what have you done with Ashley?

Deborah can be found writing here at 5MFSN every Wednesday, and can also be found at Pipecleaner Dreams.

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