Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

272 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 366 comments, and 28 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

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

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Like Answering a Payphone

In the dark my hands made twisted shapes, more through intuition than direction. They danced like th…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Waking Paralysis

Hurrying to the bathroom, I felt like I was going to burst. I prayed that no one was in it and reach…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Symptoms of Separation

The cool of the window pane seeped into Roger's skin, bringing blessed cold. In a few minutes it wou…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear

Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far fr…

Published 3 months ago.

Lower Your Shields for My Next Trench Run

“Nice shirt.” Adela said. Her eyes glittered mischievously.

I was wearing my classic Star Wars shi…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Lost and Found

The last thing I remembered was driving . . . somewhere. Somewhere important. I think to meet somebo…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Thrill of the Fight

The two fighters were clumsy. They didn't know that before but they knew it now. Winning a fight was…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Empty

When the moment came to reveal his finished product, he felt trepidation. It was time to face the re…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: On the Black Sea of Misery

Arden Waithe never wanted to be on the boat. Or any boat. His experience had taught him that sailing…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Funneling

I stare into the depths of a cloudy marble. The outermost glass is clear but there is a swirling ste…

Published 3 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Suffering Builds Character

It's difficult to grow up. Shoot, it's difficult to even figure out what that means. I suspect that …

Published 4 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Siren's Call

I'm in a fun house. I've always like how the good ones play with perception. It reminds me of the Ge…

Published 4 months ago.

Between Greed and the Mask (poem)

In the darkness when man does sleep

and a pallid moon is the only company he keeps

the waves are cal…

Published 4 months ago.

The Portrait of a Tyrant

Veron Gerrick scrolled through the palace alerts looking for anything that demanded his personal att…

Published 4 months ago.

Fractal Realities: It's Infectious

Five men stood around the pool of greasy black tar that used to be Zach Cho. Everything had happened…

Published 4 months ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 28

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
PrincessLapis
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants

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