Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

201 stories, 10 challenges, 18 prompts, 281 comments, and 24 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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The Other Shoe

Three of us rode north in my 2002 Camry. Sometimes it felt too small, but having recently been in a …

Published 15 hours ago.

Hollowing Out

The inside of the tent was dark and cold and claustrophobic. Bree rolled over in her blanket, wrappi…

Published 2 days ago.

Intrusive Thoughts - Poetry - Rap

You sit and you smoke while I sit and I choke

and if I had a rope with a noose you'd never know

slid…

Published 3 days ago.

Creeping Doubt

I wonder if I'm unwanted. Am I the problem? I've always tried to make things better but I feel like …

Published 4 days ago.

Kaiju World: Earth - The Beginning

Streaking down from the heavens, long tailed comets signaled the end of everything. Tears of blazing…

Published 4 days ago.

The First War of Power, pt 2

A man placed his hand on the woman's shoulder and asked, “Where is Mhum-Ma?”

The leader of the left…

Published 6 days ago.

The First War of Power, pt 1

The two sides met, one coming from stone huts and arbitrary rules, the other from ravaged forests, a…

Published 6 days ago.

Acceptance

Jennifer waited expectantly for an answer while staring at her phone. Her mum had warned her about t…

Published 7 days ago.

The Decline and Fall of the New Roman Empire

I feel like I am a single cell in some great dying beast. It thrashes and the earth bleeds thickly, …

Published 12 days ago.

On Music

There are times when music reaches me. I'm open to it, vulnerable to a melody, a drum beat, or even …

Published 13 days ago.

Waking Up

The music grew louder as the pattern repeated. Drawing Adrian across the boundary that separated sle…

Published 14 days ago.

Great Expectations

Responder pruned, collapsing in on itself, shrinking down like bacon in a frying pan. I knew from th…

Published 16 days ago.

Inside Pete's Skin

Peter's skin itched as if people were watching him. He knew that he was alone in his apartment but t…

Published 17 days ago.

Mythos

There is something not quite right with the world. It teems with chaos, madness, and sudden death. W…

Published 21 days ago.

Her Name was Nia Wilson

A girl was murdered yesterday. She was black. Some people say that skin color didn't matter. I belie…

Published 22 days ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 24

ethelthefrog
HSAR
Jim Stitzel
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

Followers 20

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