Wait - isn't that the plot to "Gone Girl"?
Talk about unsolicited advice!! What's crazy is I don't even remember writing this... but I do remember dealing with the student. Snark city.
Had I received that email, I would have been obligated to notify the appropriate authorities.
Snark city, indeed, but also a classic reality check: If you submit it late, you lose some points but it won't kill you. If you really need this suburban fantasy kidnapping, by all means go for it. Just take your lumps and don't expect me to be put out as a result.
Stella's response was priceless.