Jack Kelly awoke somewhere over northern Arizona as the 757 aircraft made its way into Pacific time zone. Yawning with a stretch, he unbuckled his seat belt and scratched his head. He thanked God that the two seats next to him were unoccupied, leaving plenty of room to stretch out and attempt comfort. Jack exhausted about ten different positions until he shrugged a defeated sigh and slid open his iPhone. He had missed more news! And was unable to tweet! The travesty of the situation pummeled him with a soft whimper while he scrolled through the very latest… Continue reading “Infinity 5.” »
He spent 23 hours a day alone in a 6 foot by 12 foot cell. He was given one hour’s exercise, in which he walked figures of eight in an empty room. He wasn’t allowed to sleep after being wakened at 5 am. If he tried to, he would be immediately made to stand up by the guards who were not allowed to converse with him. Every five minutes the guards checked on him asking if he was okay in which he was required to respond in some affirmative manner. During the evening, if the guards couldn’t see him clearly because of a blanket over his head or from being curled up against the wall, they’d awaken him in order to ensure he was okay. Each of his meals were eaten in his cell and he didn’t have sheets or a pillow or personal items of any kind. Anonymous caught wind of this and created a #FreeTopiary campaign that stood against the harsh conditions and torture Gardenslayer was forced to face. The reason for his apparent torture was to break him and have him implicate other ‘Anons’ as well as give up some of his own sources and information. As far as he knew, there was no way Scotland Yard could have known about the delicate vital information he had purposefully sent to the editors of Infinity News Network… Continue reading “Infinity 3.” »
The armored police convoy made its way to the courthouse. Breivik stared at the crowds of people awaiting his arrival. Journalists, protestors and police surrounded the building. Minutes later he was escorted inside through an underground tunnel and up to the “closed to the public” 8th floor. The hearing lasted 35 minutes. Judge Kim Heger ruled that Breivik should be remanded in custody for eight weeks and held in isolation for a month. The prosecution asked that he should not receive letters or visitors, a request which was also granted. This on top of only 21 years in prison for the brutal massacre of almost 100 people, Breivik now had a month completely to himself. Lawyers said that Breivik was co-operative, adding that he claimed to have been acting alone but mentioned other “cells” within Europe. After the speedy hearing, Breivik stood up, a smug glance through beady eyes at Heger and exited the room, police on either side. Heger wiped his brow, removed his glasses and took a deep breath. The room seemed heavy as he sat staring for a few seconds after the door had shut..
The blue line train slowed and came to a stop at the Franconia/Springfield Metro Station. Infinity News Network Editor and Chief Ainsley Kate Wilson sipped a vente iced starbucks coffee and checked her iPhone. One new email message. She stood up, grabbed her bag and pushed the blonde hair from her face, standing beside the platform as the train pulled away. The email came from a source, a reliable unnamed person out in cyber space who had always proved accurate and seemed to trust Ainsley and the Infinity Network. As always the email was a (no subject). “Gardenslayer arrested in Shetland Islands as of an hour ago, check personal account.” That’s usually how it was, short and to the point. Ainsley tensed at the thought of one of Infinity’s most reliable sources being arrested, especially the one who helped get the news organization off the ground. His online identity was Topiary Gardenslayer, no one knew who he was or where he resided but he was a prominent member of the global vigilante hacker group known as ‘Anonymous.’
The group described themselves as freedom fighters, anti-censorship defenders of free speech and Julian Assange’s whistle-blower safe haven website, WikiLeaks. Anonymous had proved to never be underestimated. Continue reading “Infinity 1.” »