Friday May 20th 1998
"I've tried hard to make friends,
Daoud is checking his email inbox
but nobody wants to be a friend.
They're too busy being evil.
That makes me sad. : (
-Fancy the Famous Bard
þ Royal Bank of Scotland Plc Official Message
þ Royal Bank of Scotland UK Online Service
þ TREAT AS URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL
FROM NEW GOVERNOR CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
þ Compliment" From Mr. John, Please Reply Back
"Same old email scams." Daoud selects all and clicks delete.
"Let's play some Ultima Online."
One hour later
"This freakin server is overrun with freakin PK's. Why is it that only level 5's get to go anywhere. I can't believe I'm thinking of joining an evil
Daoud sips his orange juice, and then begins his ghost run to recover the online body of his character. There are campers waiting for
him gathered around his characters body. He sets down the Orange Juice, and adjusts his flat screen.
"Holy #, they actually have a camp fire
One of the campers types out, "Don't worry dude, you were a good sport. We won't kill you again."
"Yeah, we already got your stuff.
"It's cool man"
"We'll even escort you back to town."
Unsure, Daoud approaches. Suddenly a trade window opens. There is some beef jerky in it.
"Here take this."
Daoud accepts the trade
"Thanks" And eats one of the slices.
The group erupts in laughter
"Lewl, eating himself!?"
"What do you taste like?"
"OMG whut a noob."
Daoud has his character throw a bedroll on the ground and logs out instantly.
"What the hell is wrong with people."
"Being anonymous gives them a sense of power."
"What the hell. I hear voices again."
Are you Daoud Smith, born 1984, Father of Mariam, and Meka'il?
"Yes. But you never did give me your name."
"Write this down. The winning lottery numbers for the July 29 1998 drawing are 8, 39, 43, 45, 49."
Daoud opens a notepad and writes it down
"8, 39,43,45,49. Why do you sound so faint?"
"My name is Yahya. I told you that. You told me you were deaf right?"
"We talked about that a lot. Look, In 2001 a company called Facebook is going to launch. Buy stock, and put the fact that you are deaf in your
"What is your online activity like right now. I mean where do you write or post anywhere under a username or alia..."
"Hello? Yes I play Ultima Online. Hello?"
For a long while Daoud just sat there listening in his head, but nothing. Nothing at all.
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