Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

284 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 406 comments, and 31 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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In the Shadow of the Gods: A Memoir

I don't know me now but I remember what I used to be. I was one of them, a super. Notice that I di…

Published 2 years ago.

Form Dictates Function

The first had been a rock from the garden but it hadn't even quivered. The second had been a coin. T…

Published 2 years ago.

Goodbye, Valerie

The party was for Valerie. She was departing for warmer weather. It made sense. Despite being a prog…

Published 2 years ago.

Basil's First Time

Basil finished the first circle of words.

The chant wasn't fast. It couldn't be rushed or muttered.…

Published 2 years ago.

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.

Robert Quick

Friends 31

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August Rode
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Brebelles
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Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
zxvasdf
THX0477
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
ScrawlersSecret
Emmyful
GradualUprising
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Ary
Lampyris Noctiluca
PrincessLapis
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants
Normellian
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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