Amy admits she made a very poor decision ten years ago, when she unfortunately agreed to marry a man she met over the internet named Alan.
The relationship seemed somewhat normal for, oh, about a month or so, whereupon Alan suddenly transformed into what Amy calls a “psychotronic nutbot.”
Alan not only threatened to kill Amy, but also repeatedly threatened to kill her beloved cat, Tiss.
Amy quickly divorced his crazy ass, and soon discovered Alan had taken up with another young woman in San Francisco. According to Amy, that poor woman had to fake her own death in order to get away from Alan.
Well, ten years later, guess who decides to send Amy an email out of the blue?
So what’s up, Alan?
I started to think about Tiss lately.
I suddenly realize she is getting old.
Yes, I miss her. I just start to worry. Please keep me up to date about her.
Ten years later, and all of the sudden you “miss” a cat that you once repeatedly threatened to kill?
You threatened to kill her once, why would I send you news about her? If I wanted you in my life or my cat's life, you would hear from me. We are not friends. Stop trying to pretend that we are. I keep every email you send me and blind copy it to someone else so that if I need to get a restraining order I can.
But of course, Alan had to have the last word:
I was nice to you to send you back your stuff. Now you write something like this.
Forget it. Just forget it.
Karma will get you. It starts now.
You are now in my kill file.
“I haven't heard from him again online, but he showed up at a science fiction convention that I was at and yelled "Pedophile" at me 2-3 times. I have no idea why.”