Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

301 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 419 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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Unsealed

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

Published 16 hours ago.

Like a Cancer

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

Published 7 days ago.

Not Feeling It

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

Published 10 days ago.

Good Question

Gone was the demure scion of the Burns house that I had known. In her place stood a crazed woman, na…

Published 12 days ago.

Starving it is Worse

There is a dark stain on my family that has been passed down through at least ten generations. It se…

Published 16 days ago.

Truth in the Wash

“Not quite evil mother-in-law material but not fun either, I imagine.” I switched back to a happier …

Published 17 days ago.

Never Happened

It's all bullshit. My grandmother isn't the Captain of a lost starship. She wasn't cursed to forever…

Published 21 days ago.

Falling Caryatid

“Is this a day time or a night time thing?” I asked.

“Nights exclusively which is why I can go. Ral…

Published 23 days ago.

So Close and Yet So Far

Alone in a vast desert, atop a nameless stone tower, a single hooded figure watched the sky. Deep wi…

Published 28 days ago.

Hard State

When the knock that everyone dreads came, it sounded hard and insistent against the frail wood of ou…

Published 29 days ago.

Pinned to the Spot Above

Sitting on a toilet in a strange bathroom, I stared at the drain in the floor in front of me. Behind…

Published 31 days ago.

Stretching

My face must have said more than my silence because she added quickly, “It's not a church or anythin…

Published 1 month ago.

The Base

“Sure is coming down real hard.” Teeny returned the pot to the burner. “Glad I'm inside even if I am…

Published 1 month ago.

Fire, After the Ashes

I hate being a slave to my feelings. I don't know how not to feel something. Shit, feeling somethi…

Published 1 month ago.

Unsafe Living Conditions

You know it's damn difficult to focus these days so you don't. You distract yourself with Youtube vi…

Published 1 month 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