Sam Allingham

2 September 2011

She was Madeline from the beginning. The other women were only pseudonyms: bad puns and palindromes. Everett was embarrassed to be on the site, embarrassed at his own pale face reflected in the monitor as he scrolled anonymously through thousands of photographs. It was a relief to find someone with a real name. My name is Madeline—she said this quite plainly. More…