Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

332 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 440 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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The People of Night

Our train of wagons, ten strong, traveled along the narrow ledges of the Rushaven Mountains. Even as…

Published 1 year ago.

Spring on South 8th

Jimmy and I turned the corner onto South 8th Street. Spring was starting to add some new color in th…

Published 1 year ago.

An Equally Predatory Replacement

The Walmart and its parking lot were gone, replaced by a fleshy dome. Colors swam inside, alternatin…

Published 1 year ago.

Party Colors

I wanted to see how Jake's birthday party was going and reached over the gate to let myself into the…

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Braving the Storm

Rain pelted the windshield of our station wagon and the wipers carried the water away in wide flat a…

Published 1 year ago.

Beneath the Flat Line

Pressing into the mirror, I slid into shadow. Coldness suffused every cell of my body until the pain…

Published 1 year ago.

There's No Benadryl for People

“Haha, mommy. You made a boob!” Kara Jean laughed.

Sam looked at the curved mound of sand. She supp…

Published 1 year ago.

Thrown Stones

Simon Krapper whimpered from his cross. He was still alive. Eyes bleary from pain, from tears, from …

Published 1 year ago.

See You Next Time

I awoke with a start to noise from downstairs: a series of thumps punctuated by broken glass, as if …

Published 1 year ago.

Burns

Red sunburned skin scored the rounded edges of my shoulder blades, along the outsides of my forearms…

Published 1 year ago.

Cages

I stepped of the Rail and dropped down to street level. Anticipation quickened my steps. My presence…

Published 1 year ago.

Knots

I had been there working on the same sentence for an hour when she slid into the booth across from m…

Published 1 year ago.

Where are you

Wind hammered the windows and made the shutters crack against the outside of Kevin's house. Bent ove…

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Among the Stars: If You Open It--

Before entering through the hole he'd made, Darnell unhooked his tether and attached it to a metal e…

Published 1 year ago.

Among the Stars: Following Protocol

Darnell unclipped his laser torch and used the butt to tap on the door. He didn't hear anything. Pre…

Published 1 year 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