Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

265 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 336 comments, and 26 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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One Way Out

Adam watched the rope retreat up the sheer wall until it was gone. “Nice going, jackass. Now how're …

Published 2 years ago.

The Doorway

“Ghosts are all emotion, all the time. I don't know what keeps their form intact but they might be b…

Published 2 years ago.

A Nocturnal Visitation

Jonathon woke to the sound of insistent knocking. Everything was dark: his room, the world outside h…

Published 2 years ago.

The House of F

The house appeared abandoned. It was spacious, boasting of what looked to be a dozen rooms, but fall…

Published 2 years ago.

These Long Nights: Conversing with the Red Queen

The cell was small and stone. Although the occupant was a thin woman, her presence filled the room t…

Published 2 years ago.

The Second American Revolution

Ear splitting sirens shrieked through the night. My little girl, frightened, shot up out of our bed …

Published 2 years ago.

Cast Downward

"Oh you thought our world was the dark reflection of yours?" The man laughed. "That's quite the reve…

Published 2 years ago.

Silence . . . Grows

Dinner was terse.

Another Tuesday night, another dinner hosted by my parents. Generally, I looked f…

Published 2 years ago.

For Want of Rain

Her laughter broke the silence.

The toughs behind her joined in with cruel chuckles until she cut t…

Published 2 years ago.

Moving In

My new apartment felt like it was part of my old neighborhood. The details differed, of course. A Me…

Published 2 years ago.

A Grim New Fairy-tale

“License and registration, please.”

The face looking down at me was stern, the voice measured. Ther…

Published 2 years ago.

A City's Fury

Damaran wove through the crowd with a thumb in his belt and glare for anyone that would meet his eye…

Published 2 years ago.

Smothered

Anthony fingered the thick woolen blanket that nearly suffocated him with stuffy heat. The fabric wa…

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The Clash of Silent Drums

Captain Iremond paced the length of the bridge. He knew it wasn’t good for the crew’s morale but he …

Published 2 years ago.

Return to Darkness

Josie’s fingers moved over the keypad. Six-eight-one-one-enter. He looked at the keypad and then at …

Published 2 years ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 26

ethelthefrog
HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
Brebelles
slapdashmonuments
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
zxvasdf
THX0477
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
Emmyful
GradualUprising
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Ary
Lampyris Noctiluca

Followers 21

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