Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

323 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 436 comments, and 32 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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Investigator Deos

I pushed the beaded curtain aside and stepped through the front door. A little naked boy, perhaps si…

Published 2 days ago.

The Crooked-Headed God

He was here now.

Fear wrapped cold hands around my arms and slid them up to caress the back of my n…

Published 3 days ago.

An Embarrassment of Warnings

There was a cloud of agitated lightning bugs outside Mario's window swirling like embers in a firest…

Published 4 days ago.

Tears for the Garden

I checked the hurt on my tongue. It was hard not to respond in kind, a struggle to not spit red-hot …

Published 11 days ago.

The Candlemaker

With shaking hands, I closed the book. It was heavier now, as if the paper had changed to iron while…

Published 16 days ago.

The Disposal Chronicle

I was teaching English in Malaysia when the black spot first appeared overhead. It seemed small, bar…

Published 17 days ago.

A Bridge of Wildflowers

Laying inside a field of wildflowers, Lana stretched out luxuriously, feeling every blade of grass s…

Published 18 days ago.

Interpreted Reality

Our words are fragile incomplete things. Stuttering, their half-shapes try to convey ideas. They fal…

Published 18 days ago.

The Dark is Not All

They had taken the light. All lights everywhere were gone. First the stars winked out one by one. Th…

Published 21 days ago.

Averting My Eyes, I Ascend

When the cliffs came into sight, I found that I wasn't ready to see them. Their vast dominance of th…

Published 21 days ago.

Panning for Gold

“Why are you here.”

Wasn't it obvious? There were lines around the block to sign up for the E.D.C. …

Published 1 month ago.

A Place in Memory

I saw the fat man with a beard again today. He had been a stranger kind enough to lend me half of hi…

Published 1 month ago.

The Setting Son

My dad has aged a lot in the past few years. It was probably as gradual as the rest of us but I'm no…

Published 1 month ago.

These Long Nights: Beneath the Skin

Max stood at the edge of the curtained window and stared out into the dark of the garden, searching …

Published 1 month ago.

The Wounds Matter

Sloughing off the tide of years, Ixcar came to his senses very slowly. There had been darkness and n…

Published 1 month ago.

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Followers 22

HSAR
ElshaHawk LoA
Jae
Escapist
Abby
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
nuclearsubmarine
Anorak
HS Wift
rhubarb_j
slapdashmonuments
GradualUprising
Fantasist
PJ Returned
remembrancer
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca
ethelthefrog