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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Benign and Malignant

The echo of my boots attracted the silent judgment of every deluded man in the Hall. Under their dis…

Published 2 years ago.

Inside the Iron Calliope

The whistles coming out of the Iron Calliope almost sounded like music which meant the bar was havin…

Published 2 years ago.

Less than Salubrious Reminder

I joined my papa at the top of the hill. Intertwining my fingers, I stretched again, slowly pushing …

Published 2 years ago.

Rest Salubrious

I stretched out, hand reaching languidly for the sun. I wanted to pluck the bright golden ball from …

Published 2 years ago.

A Spark Around the Forge

The awkward heaviness of the sword, made his swing go wide. The flying creature closed the distance …

Published 2 years ago.

Reflections of Shadows Carried

As I turned right at the old adobe building, Carmen's voice piped up from the back seat. "Grandma, w…

Published 2 years ago.

What About Incomplete Good Deeds?

Heading to Starbucks for some writing, I turned on to Fernando Valley Road. It was one of those four…

Published 2 years ago.

Hot Lead

All signs pointed to a rather violent end. The lights were off, the windows smashed. Curiously, the …

Published 2 years ago.

The (Meta) Drama of the Game

“Why are you kicking me out? What did I do?”

Jack wouldn't quite meet my eye, staring just past my …

Published 2 years ago.

On a Breaking Bridge

“I'm not saying you're not entitled to your rage--or any feeling really—I'm saying that if you yell …

Published 2 years ago.

The Power of a Promise

Driven by a promise, through the dark and twisted tunnels of the Dewar and the misty mountains of th…

Published 2 years ago.

Red Eyes: Strictly Business

The Indian man stiffened and turned his back to restock the cigarette case. “Nothing, man. I don't k…

Published 2 years ago.

Tropes of the Trade: A Little Sweeter

Jacqueline made a sour face. “You mean to keep an eye on me. I hate having someone watching over my …

Published 2 years ago.

On the Perimeter

Grims reached the outer fence, a rickety wooden thing with a large gap in between the top and bottom…

Published 2 years ago.

Caught Out with a Corpse

It would be quicker to go through town but Grims didn't want to carry the corpse through the streets…

Published 2 years 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