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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Inevitable

Outside the diner, the dark concrete of the city cast deep shadows in the rain that seemed to cut th…

Published 1 month ago.

Atlas Squatted

This wasn't our first date together but I still felt like I had to impress her. I was keenly aware t…

Published 1 month ago.

A Fugue in B manor

I wake up in a strange room, unsure of how I got there. I don't remember going to sleep. I feel slug…

Published 1 month ago.

Consumed in Fear

I feel like I'm trapped inside a box. It might be a coffin. The air is oppressively stuffy and it's …

Published 1 month ago.

A Promise of Vengeance

I waited for Jack Merlington to witch on the lights before speaking. “I told you I'd be here.”

He…

Published 1 month ago.

The Eating Tree

There are experiences and ideas that we have as children that are vivid and real. Some stick with us…

Published 2 months ago.

Outsider in the End: Troubles Grow

For a moment Dana was paralyzed, not truly understanding what had just happened. It seemed impossibl…

Published 6 months ago.

(TBA): The Transformation

A beam of blinding white light shot down from a sky thick with clouds, centering on Kym and bathing …

Published 6 months ago.

Outsider in the End: Unpleasant Surprises

“Thank the gods! It feels like it's been forever. ” Dana stretched her arms toward the sky, reveling…

Published 6 months ago.

Outsider in the End: Ohmwari

Ohmwari, the city where all things find their end. It was a place that Dana only knew by reputatio…

Published 6 months ago.

Outsider in the End: Breakers

A bump in the road jolted the cart hard enough to force Dana past the edge of near sleep and into wa…

Published 6 months ago.

The Burden of Denial

Banging exploded across the breadth of the door as people tried to break in. My worry was fleeting. …

Published 7 months ago.

One to Three Two One

Casey stood there in all white, like a neon blade gleaming against the darkness of the oncoming stor…

Published 7 months ago.

Lucky Money

Last Friday, I went to see my grandmother. Growing up I didn't find it funny that our name for her, …

Published 7 months ago.

Family Pride

That's how I became a part of the Cold Hail Battalion (Give 'em Hail!). I was never carried into bat…

Published 7 months ago.

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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