Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

77 stories, 8 challenges, 16 prompts, 105 comments, and 23 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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Foreign Peacemakers

I had cut through Liddell Park on my way to my girlfriend's flat. It wasn't the first time I'd tried…

Published 16 hours ago.

Benign and Malignant

The echo of my boots attracted the silent judgment of every deluded man in the Hall. Under their dis…

Published 40 hours ago.

Inside the Iron Calliope

The whistles coming out of the Iron Calliope almost sounded like music which meant the bar was havin…

Published 2 days ago.

Less than Salubrious Reminder

I joined my papa at the top of the hill. Intertwining my fingers, I stretched again, slowly pushing …

Published 2 days ago.

Rest Salubrious

I stretched out, hand reaching languidly for the sun. I wanted to pluck the bright golden ball from …

Published 2 days ago.

A Spark Around the Forge

The awkward heaviness of the sword, made his swing go wide. The flying creature closed the distance …

Published 4 days ago.

Reflections of Shadows Carried

As I turned right at the old adobe building, Carmen's voice piped up from the back seat. "Grandma, w…

Published 6 days ago.

What About Incomplete Good Deeds?

Heading to Starbucks for some writing, I turned on to Fernando Valley Road. It was one of those four…

Published 12 days ago.

Hot Lead

All signs pointed to a rather violent end. The lights were off, the windows smashed. Curiously, the …

Published 13 days ago.

The (Meta) Drama of the Game

“Why are you kicking me out? What did I do?”

Jack wouldn't quite meet my eye, staring just past my …

Published 13 days ago.

On a Breaking Bridge

“I'm not saying you're not entitled to your rage--or any feeling really—I'm saying that if you yell …

Published 14 days ago.

The Power of a Promise

Driven by a promise, through the dark and twisted tunnels of the Dewar and the misty mountains of th…

Published 15 days ago.

Red Eyes: Strictly Business

The Indian man stiffened and turned his back to restock the cigarette case. “Nothing, man. I don't k…

Published 3 months ago.

Tropes of the Trade: A Little Sweeter

Jacqueline made a sour face. “You mean to keep an eye on me. I hate having someone watching over my …

Published 3 months ago.

On the Perimeter

Grims reached the outer fence, a rickety wooden thing with a large gap in between the top and bottom…

Published 3 months ago.

Robert Quick

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In Nights Arms
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Followers 18

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