It was a simple message.

Hi. I saw this and thought of you.

Maybe you got a copy in your inbox, sent from an address you did not recognize; an innocuous two-line email with an attachment, lila.exe. Maybe you obeyed the instruction to

check it out!

and there she was; Lila Zohar, dancing in jerky quicktime in a pop-up window on your screen. Even at that size you could see she was beautiful, this little pixelated dancer, smiling as the subject line promised, a radiant twenty-one-year old smile

just for you.

That smile. The start of all your problems.

The Cyrillic Alphabet
Used to be Great Friends