Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

313 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 435 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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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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 4 days ago.

The Wounds Matter

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

Published 4 days ago.

Impotency of Social Distance

“I'm tired.” she said.

Her words sent a jolt of recognition through me. Not just the words and thei…

Published 13 days ago.

Shadows of Friendship

It was his need that broke me. I knew what it was like to be in a position where there was no other …

Published 14 days ago.

Shadows of Desperation

“I didn't kill James.”

“What? I never said that.”

"I know you all think that I did it. Me! You thi…

Published 15 days ago.

Shadows of Absence

“Look, I'm sorry that Jordan is missing. Truly I am, but I'm not going into that fucking forest ever…

Published 18 days ago.

Eddy to Eddy

“Today is Thursday? Are you certain?” The blue of her eyes that I had always associated with the cle…

Published 19 days ago.

Last In, First Out

Yellow flakes spiraled down from above to settle on the city like the ash of some great holocaust. T…

Published 20 days ago.

Solitary Dimness

The city seemed endless when it was empty. Half of it, maybe more, was filled with unused treasures …

Published 22 days ago.

Unsealed

Our only warning was the earth crying out in a great grinding noise that swallowed all other sounds,…

Published 29 days ago.

Like a Cancer

Ethan walked away from the makeshift camp of encircled cars, leaving the forty or so people relying …

Published 1 month ago.

Not Feeling It

Walking by the general store, Juana Sanchez caught sight of her reflection in a barrel of rain water…

Published 1 month ago.

Robert Quick

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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