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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Teetering

The mirror didn't hold anything back. Even when it was steamed over, my bulbous shadow watched in si…

Published 2 years ago.

A Conversation with the Unconscious

“No, I wouldn't say you're fat.” Trent said, his face pressed against my back. Despite the heat of t…

Published 2 years ago.

Children of Angels

A face cruel and beautiful appeared above us in the bright afternoon sky interrupting our picnic. Ja…

Published 2 years ago.

Shaken, Rattled, and Rolling

You cruise to a gentle stop at the red light. It's the end of the work day. You're looking forward t…

Published 2 years ago.

Red Eyes: Bloody Trailhead

Lamar watched Ashish sigh before the Indian man replied. “If I answer your questions, will you just …

Published 2 years ago.

The Eye in the Drain

I'm telling you this because I don't have anyone else. I don't even care if you believe me. I don't …

Published 2 years ago.

Free to Love

We climbed to the top of Memorial Hill. I didn't think too much of the flag flapping above us. My mi…

Published 2 years ago.

Dangerous Men

“That was a warning shot, d-bee. Try anything funny and there won't be enough left of you worth bury…

Published 2 years ago.

Crisis Bonding

Three strangers crouched around a small fire, warming their hands. Despite that earlier two of them…

Published 2 years ago.

Languishing the Night

The reeds outside swayed, swept by a breeze that I couldn't feel. The candles never wavered so it wa…

Published 2 years ago.

Strength is Weakness

"Umm, there's no shoes allowed in here." The girl said, stretching long over her legs.

I'd been in …

Published 2 years ago.

Predatory Behavior

“Your dad doesn't want you hanging around here.” Me, I added silently.

A woman leaned over a whit…

Published 2 years ago.

Eclipse

"How do you know if you like someone?"

The question hung in the seven-hundred mile space between …

Published 2 years ago.

Into the Wild

We marched with triumphant certainty to the chain linked fence's gate. Mark went first, stepping on …

Published 2 years ago.

Foreign Peacemakers

I had cut through Liddell Park on my way to my girlfriend's flat. It wasn't the first time I'd tried…

Published 2 years ago.

Robert Quick

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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