Mathew’s story continues …
The previous episode can be found here: LETTER
Mathew had always wanted to make a difference in the world. In his hand he hoped he had the start of this dream.
He was sitting on his bed, the half closed curtains creating a subdued light that Mathew felt was just right for how he felt; on the edge of something mystical and amazing. The smile had not left his face since he had picked up the mail and opened his letter earlier at breakfast.
Some months earlier he had been halfheartedly researching something on the internet for his final university paper. Whilst navigating to a site he thought might be useful another blocked him and opened a whole new world, almost literally. He wasn’t sure what he had stumbled upon and had the presence of mind to take screenshots of each page he visited.
Two days after first finding this incredible site he tried to get back into it only to be thwarted at every turn. It seemed that the pages had either disappeared or were blocking his entry to them. Either way he still had the screenshots on file so went through them again.
In the intervening days he had considered writing to the name which had come up on the screen, but after checking out the address found it didn’t actually exist. The postcode it claimed to be under was actually part of a different complex completely. Being quick of mind and knowing his way round a computer and internet system with ease Mathew hit on another plan and sent an e-mail to what he hoped was the owner’s electronic address. To start with he received error messages claiming that the address was unknown, but with patience and several adjustments it seemed he had finally managed to get an e-mail through to the desired recipient.
Clutching the letter he re-read the first lines again, which congratulated him on his ability and told him he was ‘one of a kind’. He was more than pleased as he reread the final couple of lines of the letter inviting him to a meeting, and the final signature which simply said:
“Thank you, Adam Finch.”