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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A Many-colored Sheet

A sullen sun, tired and heavy, settled on the Locata mountain ridge. It lay there like a man dying, …

Published 1 year ago.

Compelled by Ritual

Sound echoed through the winding passages of the fissure, ultimately coming from a great cavern wher…

Published 1 year ago.

As the World Burns

Hundreds of people slept peacefully in the vast, dark room. Long rows of them, side by side, covered…

Published 1 year ago.

Edge of Starlight: Paranoid Company

“I saw you dock. Nasty looking black eye. That rock you towed in do that to you?” Captain Umski aske…

Published 2 years ago.

Edge of Starlight: Asteroid

“Status report! Helmsman, full stop.” Captain Torrance held on to his chair for stability waiting fo…

Published 2 years ago.

High Priest of Inaray

Zane Peters watched the news with growing anxiety. The Beast below was getting agitated again. That …

Published 2 years ago.

In Vain

“Please. Go away.” Her voice was irritated.

“Nah, girl. I can't leave a sweet thing like you here a…

Published 2 years ago.

Those Cloud-capped Towers

Lloyd skated across an unnaturally still sky, the kind that looked and felt like twilight but you kn…

Published 2 years ago.

Haley's Eyes

"Before we go on," Haley bit her bottom lip, took a deep breath and continued, "this is me."

Nothin…

Published 2 years ago.

Not Me but Another Muse that Looks Just Like Me

Stuck.

A blinking cursor mocked me from a blank screen. This writing thing wasn't going well. I was…

Published 2 years ago.

Winding Up

Two people had gone down in the attack by that white dog-like thing which had driven the five of us …

Published 2 years ago.

Vacational Thermodynamics

“Are you ready yet?”

Mark's voice sounded thin and petulant through the door. Irritated, Gemma clos…

Published 2 years ago.

Yoked

“Here.”

I barely caught the stranger's phone as he waded against the crowd flowing past us. “The pa…

Published 2 years ago.

The Cold House

“How is this possible?” Marcela asked, her hand gripping the bare skin of the opposite shoulder and …

Published 2 years ago.

Jacqueline, A Retrospective

"Whoooo!" Jackie whooped into the night, swaying drunkenly to Tiffany's rendition of “I Think We're …

Published 2 years ago.

Robert Quick

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In Nights Arms
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Anorak
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Followers 22

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