Rated PG. Contains childhood trauma and mild gratuitous villainy.
The Death Trap of Dr. Nefario
By Benjamin Rosenbaum
“Well, you know, Doc, safe is a relative thing in my profession, but I have you on the headset, and I’m picking the lock on these handcuffs as we’re talking. I think I’ll be fine, the piranhas are still 5 or 6 feet below me.”
“All right, but isn’t our conversation going to distract you?” I asked. “I know you’re upset, but wouldn’t you rather call back at another time?”
“I’d really like to talk about it, Doc. I always find talking to you clears my mind and makes me more effective. I may need to go if the henchmen come back, though.”
About the Author
About the Narrators
Chris Miller is a podcaster and self-proclaimed “codeshaman” who crafts a blog & podcast called Unquiet Desperation. Miller’s interests are far-flung, as is his writing: he may blog about Cleveland weather one day, and coding the next.
Serah Eley is the original producer, editor and host of Escape Pod. She mispronounced her name as Steve Eley at the time, but has since realized that life is much more fun as a woman, and came out as transgender in 2015. Serah lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her two spouses (she prefers “spice”), Sadi and Cat.
So if there were ever any betting pools on what happened to Steve: the dark-horse winner is “changed sex and joined a committed lesbian love triangle.” She is, obviously, still Having Fun.