POISON TO PURGE MELANCHOLY
by Elena Santangelo
The first email came the
Sunday morning after Thanksgiving:
how are you in dominion you know me"
address was one of the free email services with only
"CMJSM43" as the name. The subject was simply
"Message from the Internet," meaning the sender hadn't
often got mail from unfamiliar addresses—the bane of having an
email link on an organization's website. Some of the messages were
legitimate inquiries, most were junk mail—spam. At least CMJSM43
obvious choice was to hit the delete button. One word stopped him:
Dominion. Yet he couldn't bring himself to reply, either.
next Sunday brought another message from the same address:
how are you we played cards hearts with spades remember"
with spades. He
remembered all too well. Can insanity be forgotten? This time,
because he needed to know, he did reply, "Where are
you now?" and typed his initials below.
No answer. A relief. Until Sunday, December
how are you joyce erased your note i couldnt read it but
Christmas i find you play spades"
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