An odd one - would prefer M/M. Could be real (human on the other end), fantasy (email to another realm?), or sci-fi (communication with an A.I.?)
Perry's life had been taking a downward turn for a while. One night, in desperation, he typed up a plea from the depths of his soul, sending it to an email address that shouldn't have existed. To his surprise, he didn't get an error message. Even more surprising, there was a response waiting for him the next morning.
This one could go a few ways, but I would prefer that Perry actually meets up with the other entity eventually.