Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

328 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 437 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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Questions Without Answers

Devin hungered for conversation. That didn't happen much when he was around people. He tended to be …

Published 5 days ago.

Sleep Trials

October 14

Day five that Brent has woken up ravenous and exhausted. Officially it's day five. It's …

Published 8 days ago.

When the Cure Becomes Worse than the Disease

It's been raining for two days straight. No matter what I do I can't see how to stop what I started.…

Published 8 days ago.

By All Rights

Empress Melinda the IV ignored the cries of the man being dragged away by two guards. So few people …

Published 17 days ago.

No Safety in Sleep

“This is what you don't see.” Janine unpaused the recording and upped the contrast and tint until ev…

Published 17 days ago.

Investigator Deos

I pushed the beaded curtain aside and stepped through the front door. A little naked boy, perhaps si…

Published 1 month ago.

The Crooked-Headed God

He was here now.

Fear wrapped cold hands around my arms and slid them up to caress the back of my n…

Published 1 month ago.

An Embarrassment of Warnings

There was a cloud of agitated lightning bugs outside Mario's window swirling like embers in a firest…

Published 1 month ago.

Tears for the Garden

I checked the hurt on my tongue. It was hard not to respond in kind, a struggle to not spit red-hot …

Published 1 month ago.

The Candlemaker

With shaking hands, I closed the book. It was heavier now, as if the paper had changed to iron while…

Published 1 month ago.

The Disposal Chronicle

I was teaching English in Malaysia when the black spot first appeared overhead. It seemed small, bar…

Published 1 month ago.

A Bridge of Wildflowers

Laying inside a field of wildflowers, Lana stretched out luxuriously, feeling every blade of grass s…

Published 1 month ago.

Interpreted Reality

Our words are fragile incomplete things. Stuttering, their half-shapes try to convey ideas. They fal…

Published 1 month ago.

The Dark is Not All

They had taken the light. All lights everywhere were gone. First the stars winked out one by one. Th…

Published 2 months ago.

Averting My Eyes, I Ascend

When the cliffs came into sight, I found that I wasn't ready to see them. Their vast dominance of th…

Published 2 months ago.

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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