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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Among the Stars: Bullseye

Darnell floated through space, tethered back to the Lorelei's Lament by the braided steel cable ho…

Published 1 year ago.

Some Springs are Dammed

Kelly had been fourteen when she decided her father wasn't coming back. He had disappeared two years…

Published 1 year ago.

Opportunities in Ashes

The wind picked up around me, growing denser as smoke from the burning city below infused it. Partic…

Published 1 year ago.

Nightmare Without End, Amen

It's a nightmare to see you. If I catch a glimpse of you without warning, my heart gives a panicked …

Published 1 year ago.

Suburban Shadows: The Nest

Descending down the stairs to the basement, I almost gagged on the overwhelming funk that permeated …

Published 1 year ago.

Coming Down

When I woke, I found my body folded up around my stomach like a clam. That was where a hardening pea…

Published 1 year ago.

When I say She is a Drug . . .

I breathed her in.

A storm of quicksilver lightning, and winds so cold they burned hot, rushed into…

Published 1 year ago.

Abasement

Although the night was clear and cloud free, the streets were dark. A summer wind brought a refreshi…

Published 1 year ago.

Losing It

Frank shook his head. His brain was slowing down. He was sure of it. His thoughts came too slowly th…

Published 1 year ago.

Ruined

Leland slumped looking at his hands. He could still hear each of the sour notes that they had drawn …

Published 1 year ago.

Waiting is Warfare

Rain poured down in thick sheets, dense enough to severely limit visibility. I couldn't see the enem…

Published 1 year ago.

Nerd Bushido

“Your hair looks nice.”

It slipped out of his mouth into real space. What had he done? Stupid, stu…

Published 1 year ago.

Slice of a Hard Spring

It's late and a thin, wispy fog has settled atop the streets. I don't know when it happened. Last I …

Published 1 year ago.

Dream is Dream and Real is Real

The second dream vanishes from memory the instant I wake up and stays gone for five hours. When it c…

Published 1 year ago.

The Fear of Isolation

Messenger dings again, the three inside the bubble becoming a four.

She wants to talk and still I d…

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