(Original post: http://www.johnskylar.com/post/82996706080/masochistic-writer-does-tumblr-ask-event. Tag for all posts: #noirproject. derkork gets points for writing his request in noir style, I loved it.)
I know a guy who you’d misjudge.
It’s one of my favorite things about him. See, ever since that Seinfeld show people see a guy who’s got a little less hair and a little more glasses and judge them right out the gate.
Doesn’t matter that the Costanza guy was a jerk on the inside, too.
But then there’s guys like DeKork—that’s the handle he uses, never did get his real name—who are the exact opposite. When I need a fixit guy, he’s my man. He does it all—tailing a mark, finding gear, infiltration. I got a problem, he solves it. And with style. Even hidden behind a trenchcoat and a newspaper, dude pulls it off.
He blends in everywhere, but the guy’s got a moral core like a bolt of lightning. I’ve never even seen him so much as look sideways at a lady in trouble, let alone the other crap most of us around here get up to.
Nothing touches him, and he’s there in a flash when something goes wrong.
Not only that, he knows his spy tech real well. I think he musta been a special effects guy in a previous life…or a spy.
He’ll make you laugh, too—it’s not all trenchcoats and trouble in this biz.
And when I need someone who can listen in, who the gangsters will never expect to be carrying a gun, who will back someone up just because it’s the right thing to do…well, I’ve got him on speed dial.