Wow! I was not expecting this much of a response!
Thank you to everyone for responding. I'm glad you liked it.
And, well, a little prescient. *g*
I hope Duke finds her first.
Triple ditto. I also hope Lexy-the-excessively-responsible-big-sister-and-law-student isn't too much of a headache if/when he does...
Creepy, eerie, and fascinating.
(There were no gangbangers, were there?)
Nope. The style and tone of those middle two emails -- though not the scenario -- were, mmm, strongly
inspired by some material at the Urban Legends Reference Page. (Which is to say, there was no Kayla, either, and Prof. Georges has been vilely slandered. Or is that libeled?) I thought about writing one or two more, tracing the story as it evolved, but I hit my tolerance level for multiple exclamation points.
ETA: (And it turned out not to fit anywhere in the story, but the three siblings are in fact Alexandra, Alfred, and Alberta Aldrich. The parents have not been charged.)