Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

65 stories, 3 challenges, 14 prompts, 83 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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Red Eyes: Strictly Business

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

Published 23 hours 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 4 days ago.

On the Perimeter

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

Published 6 days ago.

Caught Out with a Corpse

It would be quicker to go through town but Grims didn't want to carry the corpse through the streets…

Published 14 days ago.

Falling Dark

Grims surveyed the horizon moving only his eyes. He held a long butted rifle against his shoulder, b…

Published 16 days ago.

Corrupt Life Spring

The fire rain came again last night, driving holes in the already pitted metal over our heads. Cossa…

Published 21 days ago.

Tropes of the Trade: Shaken With a Twist

Jacqueline signaled the bartender for another mojito. “It's not obvious to me.”

“Since your attack …

Published 24 days ago.

Tropes of the Trade: Muddled Bitters

“Don't be so sure of yourself. You killed a man and blew up a building, you did not kill F.A.C.E. Ho…

Published 29 days ago.

Haunted

It's so frustrating not knowing why things are the way the are. I'm on a familiar street. I think it…

Published 1 month ago.

Tropes of the Trade: Bottom of the Glass

Jacqueline, never Jack or Jackie, swirled the ice around the dregs of her mojito. It was her favorit…

Published 1 month ago.

A Depth of Misunderstanding

The squid-girl resurfaced through the bleak waters. “Quick! Can you swim?”

I affirmed that I could …

Published 1 month ago.

Red Eyes: Historic Foundations

The street had raised Lamar. He knew it was kind of a corrupt balance to the influence of his momma …

Published 1 month ago.

The Lethander Sheath

Reina browsed through the “curiosities” sure that everything in the store was junk. Wandering down a…

Published 1 month ago.

Cabin Boy and the Sea (Con't) (Poetry)

The cabin boy, now Master of the Ship, walked alone

stepping over the glass-eyed corpses of meat and…

Published 1 month ago.

The Cabin Boy and the Sea (Poetry)

The ship heaved high, breaking through the waves,

the dark hell of night's clouds and the sea's spra…

Published 1 month ago.

Robert Quick

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In Nights Arms
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Followers 18

HSAR
ElshaHawk
Jae
Escapist
Abby
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
nuclearsubmarine
Anorak
HS Wift
rhubarb_j
slapdashmonuments
GradualUprising
Fantasist
PJ Returned
remembrancer
Jim Stitzel