Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

333 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 440 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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The Disposal Chronicle

I was teaching English in Malaysia when the black spot first appeared overhead. It seemed small, bar…

Published 10 months ago.

A Bridge of Wildflowers

Laying inside a field of wildflowers, Lana stretched out luxuriously, feeling every blade of grass s…

Published 10 months ago.

Interpreted Reality

Our words are fragile incomplete things. Stuttering, their half-shapes try to convey ideas. They fal…

Published 10 months ago.

The Dark is Not All

They had taken the light. All lights everywhere were gone. First the stars winked out one by one. Th…

Published 10 months ago.

Averting My Eyes, I Ascend

When the cliffs came into sight, I found that I wasn't ready to see them. Their vast dominance of th…

Published 10 months ago.

Panning for Gold

“Why are you here.”

Wasn't it obvious? There were lines around the block to sign up for the E.D.C. …

Published 11 months ago.

A Place in Memory

I saw the fat man with a beard again today. He had been a stranger kind enough to lend me half of hi…

Published 11 months ago.

The Setting Son

My dad has aged a lot in the past few years. It was probably as gradual as the rest of us but I'm no…

Published 11 months ago.

These Long Nights: Beneath the Skin

Max stood at the edge of the curtained window and stared out into the dark of the garden, searching …

Published 11 months ago.

The Wounds Matter

Sloughing off the tide of years, Ixcar came to his senses very slowly. There had been darkness and n…

Published 11 months ago.

Impotency of Social Distance

“I'm tired.” she said.

Her words sent a jolt of recognition through me. Not just the words and thei…

Published 11 months ago.

Shadows of Friendship

It was his need that broke me. I knew what it was like to be in a position where there was no other …

Published 11 months ago.

Shadows of Desperation

“I didn't kill James.”

“What? I never said that.”

"I know you all think that I did it. Me! You thi…

Published 11 months ago.

Shadows of Absence

“Look, I'm sorry that Jordan is missing. Truly I am, but I'm not going into that fucking forest ever…

Published 11 months ago.

Eddy to Eddy

“Today is Thursday? Are you certain?” The blue of her eyes that I had always associated with the cle…

Published 11 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