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Tezrak

Joined September 2009.

23 stories, 0 challenges, 48 comments, and 12 friends

Hi there, I’m Craig. I’m a 30-year-old vagabond from New Jersey, a jack of all trades, master of none who writes and plays RPGs, and absorbs books, movies and television like his life depends on it. Feel free to IM me on AIM as teztheslayer, or on Google talk as tezrak (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m also on Facebook, if you feel like friending me.

Stories

  1. Girl Inside My Head

    I had a couch in my head? I mean, my attic? I didn’t have any recollection of this. Then again, I hadn’t been up there in a while. In more ways than one. I swallowed. Corrupted willingly? I sat down on the couch beside her, looking around a...

  2. In the (Not So) White Room

    It was cluttered, I had to admit. I mean, I didn’t really use my mind any more than the average A student; I worked hard, was good at recalling facts, but didn’t really use my brain outside of school for more than quoting movies and calcula...

  3. Only In My Dreams

    I was startled to waking. I couldn’t tell you what did it, but as I rolled over and opened my eyes, I felt myself laying in my bed. A feeling of intense disappointment crept up from my neck to the back of my head—it couldn’t have been...

  4. Breaking Bread

    That small, brief squeeze from behind. It was a small detail, but one that sparked a pleasant, tingly rush at the base of my spine, one that radiated up to the back of my neck. I inhaled sharply, letting the breath out in a sigh, trying to reach back q...

  5. It's a Beautiful Morning

    Sunlight shot into the cabin through one of the windows, causing me to sit up with a start. The fact that I was inside the mental dimension of a lovely yet powerful sorceress notwithstanding, I must’ve fell asleep while I was reading. I guess tim...

  6. The Tracks of My Tears

    Another hour passed, and Jackie hadn’t returned. I messed up, and I messed up big. I knew Jackie was an amazing girl; that’s why I kissed her, after all. But until she had pulled me into her little mental dimension, I don’t think I re...

  7. Man in the Box

    I could feel the expression on my face start to change. Another dimension? Say what you will about Lovecraft and Star Trek, but … it’s not real. “You mean…you just plucked me out of our reality and put me here?” My express...

  8. I Get Lost In Your Eyes

    We weren’t in Skinny’s anymore. As I felt myself falling into that sea of blue, I thought of Debbie Gibson. All of a sudden, my eyes were overcome by white light, and I found myself standing on the shore of a vast, wide lake. It wasn’...

  9. Midnight Wouldn't Be Enough

    We talked until midnight Opened an empty bar We shared our lives Over a worn wooden table And pints. We talked, and shared And sat together in that empty bar You said that we’d go Once we ran out of things To talk about. And while we had plenty, ...

  10. Strange Love

    I shook my head in the hopes that Jackie’s comments would just sift out of my brain, at least for the time being. I wanted to have a good time without having to ponder the metaphysical import of her cryptic words. Getting younger? Loved Paul? Had...

  11. Let's Do the Reality Warp Again

    Having successfully picked Jackie up, I drove us to Skinny’s for their weekly 80’s night. The bar was on a street with lights almost at every corner. Unsurprisingly enough, they never turned red—yellow, maybe, but it was as if someone...

  12. Code Red to the Rescue

    “Is that six pack all for you?” She smirked. “Oh yeah, sure…after that, feel free to find me sprawled out and twitching in an alley somewhere.” I flicked my eyebrows upward. “I figured as much. So what’s it for...

  13. The Curious Incident of the Business Card in the Night-Time

    The business card forswore such traditional colors such as eggshell, bone, or pale nimbus, but was lavender instead. The edges were embossed, appearing to be interwoven strands of metallic blue, violet and silver. Shiny. Jackie Aquitaine | Do-Gooder fo...

  14. Always With You

    “I told you I’d always be with you.” Lloyd entered the TV room as were it any other day, sitting in his chair. The pictures in frames were still on the mantle, curiosities still in their places on the shelves. “But you lied, dad...

  15. In Yoda We Trust

    “That’s right. Named for the Archangel himself.” Now it was my turn for my eyes to widen. From movies to Christianity, it seems. “That’s quite the burden your parents gave you,” she continued, stuffing her hands in t...

  16. A Girl With (Temporarily) No Name

    “Nice to meet’cha. For a second, I felt like I’d been through the desert.” As the words left my mouth, my foot slide right in after them. “So I’m a horse, now?” Her eyes widened, and she took a drag off her smo...

  17. A Kurosawa kind of night

    I didn’t remember her. She was about my age, maybe a little younger. I thought I had a pretty good memory for the girls from school, especially the ones who walked down the halls and passed me like I was invisible. I glanced down at the cigarette...

  18. Snacks, Movies, and Mind-Reading

    Chips and soda in hand, I left the mini-mart and headed home. “You seriously don’t plan on eating chips with that movie, do you?” I stopped in my tracks and looked around, wondering at the source of the quip. It was female, that’...

  19. Slipped on Black ICE

    Cyberpunk was dead. We found him in his flat, with the pattern of his ’deck’s keyboard imprinted on his livid face. His eyes were pale, the blue tint they had in life having mostly faded away in death. He was still jacked in, but there wasn...

  20. The Hat and the Dame

    Their shifting glances told him he had succeeded, and it resulted in a chuckle of slightly greater humor this time. Adjusting the course of his steps he approached them, tossing away the cigarette even though he’d only smoked his way through half of ...

  21. The Dame and the Suit

    He started walking home, but stopped dead in his tracks when something caught his eye. Peering beyond the glowing red embers he noticed an individual which seemed to draw his particular interest: tall, slender and fair, she had a curly mop of dark brow...

  22. The Man in the Hat

    “The garbage they hang on reels these days.” He stepped out of the Colossus, tossing an empty bag of popcorn and Coke bottle into a nearby trash. The movie house was so big that it cast a shadow of its façade onto the pavement, like Helios looking...

  23. Like Water for Coffee

    All of a sudden, the lights came on. No, that’s wrong. If this whole scenario was secretly being watched by television viewers at home, it’s as if a single frame of film was rudely snipped away to the cutting room floor. White fluorescent l...

Tezrak's Friends (12)

  • B. Booth
  • Ben Paddon
  • wilw
  • THX 0477
  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
  • Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}
  • Raegan Dauterive
  • April Raines
  • ElshaHawk (LoA)
  • Kater
  • CrashCrash
  • Radical Yellow Duck

Tezrak's Followers (9)

  • B. Booth
  • StudMuffin (LoA)
  • Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)
  • Krulltar
  • Kater
  • Robotech_Master
  • Redheadedweirdo
  • The Athiest
  • Eloquent Mess {(LoA)}