Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

280 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 400 comments, and 31 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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Outsider in the End: Troubles Grow

For a moment Dana was paralyzed, not truly understanding what had just happened. It seemed impossibl…

Published 3 months ago.

(TBA): The Transformation

A beam of blinding white light shot down from a sky thick with clouds, centering on Kym and bathing …

Published 3 months ago.

Outsider in the End: Unpleasant Surprises

“Thank the gods! It feels like it's been forever. ” Dana stretched her arms toward the sky, reveling…

Published 3 months ago.

Outsider in the End: Ohmwari

Ohmwari, the city where all things find their end. It was a place that Dana only knew by reputatio…

Published 3 months ago.

Outsider in the End: Breakers

A bump in the road jolted the cart hard enough to force Dana past the edge of near sleep and into wa…

Published 3 months ago.

The Burden of Denial

Banging exploded across the breadth of the door as people tried to break in. My worry was fleeting. …

Published 4 months ago.

One to Three Two One

Casey stood there in all white, like a neon blade gleaming against the darkness of the oncoming stor…

Published 4 months ago.

Lucky Money

Last Friday, I went to see my grandmother. Growing up I didn't find it funny that our name for her, …

Published 4 months ago.

Family Pride

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

Published 5 months ago.

On the Edge

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

Published 5 months 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 5 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Exhausting Patience

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

Published 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago.

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Followers 22

ethelthefrog
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