Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

272 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 366 comments, and 28 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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Family Pride

That's how I became a part of the Cold Hail Battalion (Give 'em Hail!). I was never carried into bat…

Published 4 days ago.

On the Edge

Rain fell hard, threatening to drown the city but never quite committing to finishing the job. Tonig…

Published 6 days ago.

Fractal Realities: Some Investments Take Time

Anthony blinked a couple times, hard enough that fireworks of white light appeared across the dark s…

Published 9 days ago.

Fractal Realities: Exhausting Patience

"Humanity should be still and calm." The tall, faintly luminous figure placed a six fingered hand …

Published 10 days ago.

The Tower and the Path

The tower is coming along nicely. It's defensible with thick walls and even though I can't see them,…

Published 19 days ago.

A New Friend

I let the cat nuzzle at my fingertips and then rub its cheek down the length of my fingers. It had b…

Published 21 days ago.

The Last Trip Together

I roused from my sleep enough to hear the low tones of conversation from the front of my car. It was…

Published 25 days ago.

Shadows

There's a darkness in you. It hides in our whole family. It's a sickness that must be fought and acc…

Published 2 months ago.

Making a Demon: Distillation

Screams, hundreds of them, howled in waves. Sometimes they joined together in choral unison, almost …

Published 3 months ago.

Red Eyes: Uncle Charlie's Volvo Story

The story Uncle Charlie told went that some Columbians had jacked a Volvo and tried to outrun the co…

Published 3 months ago.

Red Eyes: Portrait of a City

So many of the businesses in Lickton were gated, barred, or just downright broken. The damage wasn't…

Published 3 months ago.

Red Eyes: Car and Driver

When his cell dinged as an alarm, a single note strong and pure as a minister's daughter, Lamar didn…

Published 3 months ago.

Swallow Yourself (Poem)

And the mask did shimmer and flow like molten gold

but where did the tattered robe of the exalted Ki…

Published 3 months ago.

Visible Consequences to Invisible Burdens

I watched as a deep, dark, gulf widened between two people leaning against the same Honda Civic. Pap…

Published 3 months ago.

An Exchange of Gray

Behind the shimmering curtain of rain, made bright by passing headlights, a stately house appeared. …

Published 3 months ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 28

ethelthefrog
HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
Brebelles
slapdashmonuments
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
zxvasdf
THX0477
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
Emmyful
GradualUprising
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Ary
Lampyris Noctiluca
PrincessLapis
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants

Followers 21

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