Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

291 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 415 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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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 3 years ago.

The Second American Revolution

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

Published 3 years ago.

Cast Downward

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

Published 3 years ago.

Silence . . . Grows

Dinner was terse.

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

Published 3 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 3 years ago.

Moving In

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

Published 3 years ago.

A Grim New Fairy-tale

“License and registration, please.”

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

Published 3 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 3 years ago.

Smothered

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

Published 3 years ago.

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 3 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 3 years ago.

Living Vessels

The bearded man stood on the marble stairs of the park’s stage and raised his Big Gulp cup over his …

Published 3 years ago.

A Strange and Unfriendly Awakening

I woke up flat on my belly, a rocky and uneven ground pushing uncomfortably into my stomach. My body…

Published 4 years ago.

Filling the Void

Marcos massaged his temple with a thick thumb. "Good party last night."

I offered him some of my Wa…

Published 4 years ago.

April Seventh

I raised my glass of Southern Comfort to the lone cupcake. "Cheers."

The whiskey was sweet and warm…

Published 4 years ago.

Robert Quick

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In Nights Arms
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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