Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

278 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 399 comments, and 30 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: Unpleasant Surprises

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

Published 15 hours 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 44 hours 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 45 hours ago.

The Burden of Denial

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

Published 16 days 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 22 days 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 29 days 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 1 month ago.

On the Edge

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

Published 1 month 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 1 month ago.

Fractal Realities: Exhausting Patience

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

Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.

Shadows

There's a darkness in you. It hides in our whole family. It's a sickness that must be fought and acc…

Published 3 months ago.

Making a Demon: Distillation

Screams, hundreds of them, howled in waves. Sometimes they joined together in choral unison, almost …

Published 4 months ago.

Robert Quick

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August Rode
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In Nights Arms
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WhiteHat
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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