Stories tagged “zen relationship”

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • You Spin Me Right Round, Baby, Right Round

    “Watch out here I come…” The music segued into an extended mix of Dead or Alive, “You Spin Me Round”. The dance floor was heating up with activity. Jackie leaned in and yelled in my ear, “I loved the eighties!” Did...

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Take My Breath Away

    Madonna segued into Berlin, “Take My Breath Away”. We danced close as scenes from Top Gun played on a big screen at the end of the room. “Mmmm…” she murmured into my shoulder. “This is nice. I’ve missed this.”...

  • In My Mind I'm Going to Carolina

    I looked around. “That must have been some kiss.” She laughed and stood, and the dog came bounding over to sniff at my ankles. “Well, it’s your fault. You distracted me.” “I should distract you more often.” Eve...

  • Here Comes the Rain Again

    She glared back at me. “I told you it was an accident! It’s all because you kissed me and then stared right into my eyes. I wasn’t prepared for that! I told you I was deep, and you said you’d take that chance.” I winced. S...

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • My Side of the Mountain

    There were some old, spooky-looking books at one end of the shelf—with heavy bindings and even padlocks. I was almost positive they were just props—from what I’ve read, inside your head is the last place you’d want to keep the Necronomi...

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Company for Breakfast

    The island was slightly larger than it looked from the shore, and consisted of a beach around a small copse of trees. In the middle of the trees was a picnic table, and someone had laid out a breakfast consisting of assorted pastries and a pitcher of o...

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Into the Blue Again

    “So what happens now?” I asked, after we’d finished with breakfast and put everything away. “Well, I could keep you here forever,” Jackie admitted. “It would be nice to have someone there whenever I daydreamed…R...

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • I Can't Get Her Out of My Mind

    Any notions that it might have been a dream were dispelled when I had to go across town to pick up my car from Skinny’s. Jackie never did tell me how she’d gotten back to my place without it—she just said she didn’t have the keys. I...

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Woman in Chains

    “So…what exactly is going on here?” I asked. Jackie sat on a dusty sofa. “Mom said that since I didn’t respect your human rights, I have to be punished. So I’m to stay in here for at least twenty-four hours, until such t...

  • 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...

    • Author: Tezrak
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • An Organized Mind

    My memories were a bit blurry when I woke up, but not so blurry I couldn’t remember the broad, uh, strokes. As I drew water and shaved, I turned my attention inward, to where Jackie was sleeping on the couch. She looked happy. I was glad of that