Amanda grabbed one
of the bars that Todd gave her and set her laptop on the table. After grabbing
a coffee and sitting down at her laptop, she decided to check her blog and make
a new post.
First she checked
the stats. She couldn't believe it. She had over one hundred thousand hits. She
reloaded the page. It was no glitch, her post went viral.
She decided to check
her donation button account. Sure enough, some people have donated. It wasn't
much, but it did help with her budget. The royalties from her PHP book were
starting to go down, and it got low enough that Amanda had to cut back on some expenses.
The combination of the blog and her PHP royalties should keep her afloat for a
while. Maybe even keep her afloat long enough for her to publish her novel.
After Amanda posted
to her blog, she decided to check the details of her statistics. It seemed that
most of the hits came from one place. The link went to a very familiar forum
site. Out of curiosity she clicked on it.
She skimmed it. Most
of the comments were quite supportive. Some had their own conspiracy theories,
including that she was a defected Russian spy, or worse, a sleeper agent.
"No wonder she
can't remember anything, her mind had been wiped until they need her
later," one commenter wrote.
It was followed with
"I've seen her and I would definitely 'sleeper'." Another poster
linked to a picture with an angry looking cat with the caption: "Your post
was bad and you should feel bad!"
Amanda couldn't help
but roll her eyes. That is what this site was famous for.
She finally closed
that tab and looked back at her blog to check the comments. She deleted 12
comments that tried to sell a new way to weight loss. Another 16 that had some
aunt's mother in law's sister's husband's step niece quit her job and was still
able to buy some expensive classy car.
After responding to
some legitimate comments to clarify some misunderstandings, she finally typed
up a new post. This time it was about the day she was found. This one was
harder to write. She didn't know how much information was too much. Then again,
it was the internet.
However, the comment
about the mind wipe bothered her. Was it possible?