ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 12

ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 12

Ellie didn’t know how much longer she could keep resisting. Her arguments and entreaties to Janbot flowed from her mouth in perfect harmony to his demands and wheedling. Meanwhile, the code around her flowed closer, like walls closing in. Before, she could see past it...
ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 11

ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 11

Once again, Ellie found herself in the dream world of slowing code, but this time, there was no comfort in it. Janbot was nowhere to be seen, but as before, she felt his presence. Only this time, she understood what it meant. “Please, Janbot, let me go. What am I...
ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 10

ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 10

When last we left, Ellie was rushing down the halls like the heroine in a gothic horror, haunted and hunted by the ghost (or should we say phantom) that wants her. For reasons unbeknownst to them, anyone she passes breaks out into a chorus: He’s here – the...
ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 9

ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 9

The realization that her mind had in fact been altered somehow broke Ellie of her spell, at least for the moment. She calmed down enough to apologize to Enigo and to lay quietly. She refused a sedative, saying she needed to know what was going on, and with the Enigo’s...
ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 8

ST:HMB Phantom of the Cybersphere, Part 8

One of the great things about having talented friends is that they can make your characters sound smarter than I am. Many thanks to Karen Ullo for helping me with Enigo. Ellie nodded and smiled at Enigo as she entered the lazivator and asked it to take her to the...