Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

265 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 336 comments, and 26 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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Shadows

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

Published 6 days ago.

Making a Demon: Distillation

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

Published 24 days 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 25 days 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 30 days 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 31 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.

An Exchange of Gray

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

Published 1 month ago.

Like Answering a Payphone

In the dark my hands made twisted shapes, more through intuition than direction. They danced like th…

Published 1 month ago.

Fractal Realities: Waking Paralysis

Hurrying to the bathroom, I felt like I was going to burst. I prayed that no one was in it and reach…

Published 1 month ago.

Fractal Realities: Symptoms of Separation

The cool of the window pane seeped into Roger's skin, bringing blessed cold. In a few minutes it wou…

Published 1 month ago.

Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear

Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far fr…

Published 1 month ago.

Lower Your Shields for My Next Trench Run

“Nice shirt.” Adela said. Her eyes glittered mischievously.

I was wearing my classic Star Wars shi…

Published 1 month ago.

Fractal Realities: Lost and Found

The last thing I remembered was driving . . . somewhere. Somewhere important. I think to meet somebo…

Published 1 month ago.

Fractal Realities: Thrill of the Fight

The two fighters were clumsy. They didn't know that before but they knew it now. Winning a fight was…

Published 1 month ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 26

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

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