"I've never done this before" is the subject of the first email sent by Bram Greenfeld to Simon Spier.


"Dear anonymous person on the internet,
I don't really know where to begin. To be honest, I'm not sure this is a real email address, and I'm not sure if you're a real person. But in case you are real, hello! I'm the original poster from the creeksecrets thread about the vast houses and tiny windows and shore worth swimming to. I'm rereading what I wrote there and I can't stop crying, so I'll start by apologising for that. I'm not usually such an abuser of similes and metaphors.
Anyway, I'm not sure how to interpret your comment, but it sounds like you identify with part of what I wrote. Maybe? Even if not, I'm glad you commented. It made me feel less like I was shouting into the void, so thanks for that. And since you left your email address, I assume you're okay with me writing back. Though, I can't believe I'm actually writing to you - I really didn't think I would. But it's been a week, and I have't been able to stop thinking about your comment.
I guess I'm thinking it could be nice to talk to someone who can relate to how I'm feeling. No pressure, of course, but I feel free to write back if you want to. I don't want ti use my real name, but you can call me Blue."