Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

280 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 400 comments, and 30 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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Deathbed

My cell hadn't rang in days. I no longer cared where it was.

I lay looking at a wall four inches fr…

Published 2 years ago.

Is this Fractured Dance a Mirage (Poem)

Do we orbit or dance? An orbit

is a dance

of gravity, energy, mass.

Are you afraid of collision…

Published 2 years ago.

Disjointed Feelings

As I returned home, I was stunned to see that my house was full of lights and sound of merriment. Th…

Published 2 years ago.

Oh, Nose!

I like her nose.

How many times have I said that to myself? It's not the sort of compliment you can…

Published 2 years ago.

Hurricane Sheva, Hurricane Aaron

I clenched my fingers around the chain link fence, using the thin metal to keep me standing. The win…

Published 2 years ago.

Poking Around

Chains, heavy ones from the sound of it, rattled in the basement, undercut by heavy snuffling. I did…

Published 2 years ago.

Autumn Growth

No invitations went out, none that I sent or saw anyway, but as the summer waned, travelers began tr…

Published 2 years ago.

Environmental Changes

It was dark and I was trying unsuccessfully to sleep on the couch. Painting materials were littered …

Published 2 years ago.

The Freedom of Responsibility

Each person of sound mind is fully responsible for their actions at all times. What then defines a …

Published 2 years ago.

Fall Promises (Poem)

You want love and presents and sweets

Swords of imagination

and Me to appreciate your deeds

All thes…

Published 2 years ago.

Twenty-three Hours of Darkness

“There, there.” I crooned. A stray hair stuck to Alice's nose but she didn't seem to notice. I brush…

Published 2 years ago.

Inner and Outer Darkness

The opium was strong and heady. It bore me on a tremendously vast, dark, wave and I felt a relaxing …

Published 2 years ago.

A Lesson in Autonomy Class

I pricked my finger for the third time and cursed myself for signing up for autonomy class. It sound…

Published 2 years ago.

Ruminations Among the Ruination

The house was still half-built, half-destroyed. It had never been completed and for every few hours …

Published 2 years ago.

Forward the Torchbearers

“When we walk, we put one foot in front of the other. Each step forward we take is one that matters…

Published 2 years ago.

Robert Quick

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Followers 22

ethelthefrog
HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
slapdashmonuments
Escapist
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
rhubarb_j
GradualUprising
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca