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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Falling Dark

Grims surveyed the horizon moving only his eyes. He held a long butted rifle against his shoulder, b…

Published 2 years ago.

Corrupt Life Spring

The fire rain came again last night, driving holes in the already pitted metal over our heads. Cossa…

Published 2 years ago.

Tropes of the Trade: Shaken With a Twist

Jacqueline signaled the bartender for another mojito. “It's not obvious to me.”

“Since your attack …

Published 2 years ago.

Tropes of the Trade: Muddled Bitters

“Don't be so sure of yourself. You killed a man and blew up a building, you did not kill F.A.C.E. Ho…

Published 2 years ago.

Haunted

It's so frustrating not knowing why things are the way the are. I'm on a familiar street. I think it…

Published 2 years ago.

Tropes of the Trade: Bottom of the Glass

Jacqueline, never Jack or Jackie, swirled the ice around the dregs of her mojito. It was her favorit…

Published 2 years ago.

A Depth of Misunderstanding

The squid-girl resurfaced through the bleak waters. “Quick! Can you swim?”

I affirmed that I could …

Published 2 years ago.

Red Eyes: Historic Foundations

The street had raised Lamar. He knew it was kind of a corrupt balance to the influence of his momma …

Published 2 years ago.

The Lethander Sheath

Reina browsed through the “curiosities” sure that everything in the store was junk. Wandering down a…

Published 2 years ago.

Cabin Boy and the Sea (Con't) (Poetry)

The cabin boy, now Master of the Ship, walked alone

stepping over the glass-eyed corpses of meat and…

Published 2 years ago.

The Cabin Boy and the Sea (Poetry)

The ship heaved high, breaking through the waves,

the dark hell of night's clouds and the sea's spra…

Published 2 years ago.

Red Eyes: Turned Out

Lamar hadn't ever thought that he'd be a drug dealer. His grandma had once told him that the streets…

Published 2 years ago.

Red Eyes

“Let me guess, you want out?” Deion leaned back in his torn up office chair. Now the strobing headli…

Published 2 years ago.

Holding on to History

Devra picked up the completed Lego model of Big Ben. She had to be careful, the pieces weren't glued…

Published 2 years ago.

Pooh

I've got a monster in me.

A lazy, hungry one. A liar.

He's like the evil Pooh bear sitting on the …

Published 2 years ago.

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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