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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Fractal Realities: Empty

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

Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago.

The Portrait of a Tyrant

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

Published 2 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 2 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Through the Door

I have a screen door that doesn't open. The sliding glass door sit between the kitchen and the backy…

Published 2 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Exposure Therapy

Roger had been in the cradle of the Marula tree's branches for three days. Muscles ached unevenly ac…

Published 2 months ago.

Fractal Realities: In the Face of the Wild

Vines and creepers covered every part of the bulkhead's interior. Sickly brown leaves, branches whos…

Published 2 months ago.

Fractal Realities: An Eclipsed Dawn

Dana gasped as Don rose up off the floor, power and presence radiating from him like light from a su…

Published 2 months ago.

Fractal Realities: The Other

Grosser looked away. Averting his eyes didn't help. It didn't stop Marnie from flinging his accusati…

Published 2 months ago.

When Water Kills

Not everything that falls from the sky is bad. Like Rain. Rain isn't bad. Usually. There is acid rai…

Published 2 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Inward Frontiers

Jim reached up, fingers searching for the next handhold in the sheer face of the cliff. Large patche…

Published 2 months ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 26

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HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
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Brebelles
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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