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on: March 21, 2020, 05:27:06 PM
Escape Pod 723: How Did it Feel to be Eaten?

Author: Amit Gupta
Narrator: Peter Behravesh
Host: Tina Connolly
Audio Producer: Adam Pracht

Escape Pod 723: How Did it Feel to be Eaten? is an Escape Pod original.


“I was an elderberry,” I announced, glowing with pride.

“How did it feel to be eaten?” he asked.

It seemed an odd question, but a response came unbidden, so I voiced it, “It was an honor.” My words surprised me, but they felt true.

“The Queen of England ate me,” I added. How did I know this? Who was he? My cheeks flushed with embarrassment. I didn’t feel like a berry. Did berries feel embarrassed?

“I didn’t know she was the Queen at the time,” I admitted.

“Yes,” agreed the man who I could not see and did not know. “Let’s try another.”

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Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 10:49:37 PM
And remember, this is for posterity, so… be honest. How do you feel?

All cat stories start with this statement: “My mother, who was the first cat, told me this...”


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Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 10:58:59 PM



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Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 04:44:41 AM
Really loved this story.  It was nice to take this journey(s) with the main character.  Although I am not a Buddhist, I once read a book on Buddhism which talked about the large number of lives required to achieve enlightenment, and I thought the technological shortcut to do it in one lifetime was very creative.  Good stuff! 


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Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 04:00:41 PM
I had very mixed feelings about this story.  I liked it - sort of.  And disliked it - sort of.

I think one of the issues I had with it was the premise that truth doesn't matter, it's what it makes you feel that matters.  Good or evil doesn't matter, only motive.