Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

323 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 436 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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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 1 month 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 …

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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…

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Shadows of Absence

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

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Eddy to Eddy

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

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Last In, First Out

Yellow flakes spiraled down from above to settle on the city like the ash of some great holocaust. T…

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Solitary Dimness

The city seemed endless when it was empty. Half of it, maybe more, was filled with unused treasures …

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Unsealed

Our only warning was the earth crying out in a great grinding noise that swallowed all other sounds,…

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Like a Cancer

Ethan walked away from the makeshift camp of encircled cars, leaving the forty or so people relying …

Published 2 months ago.

Not Feeling It

Walking by the general store, Juana Sanchez caught sight of her reflection in a barrel of rain water…

Published 2 months ago.

Good Question

Gone was the demure scion of the Burns house that I had known. In her place stood a crazed woman, na…

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Starving it is Worse

There is a dark stain on my family that has been passed down through at least ten generations. It se…

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Truth in the Wash

“Not quite evil mother-in-law material but not fun either, I imagine.” I switched back to a happier …

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Never Happened

It's all bullshit. My grandmother isn't the Captain of a lost starship. She wasn't cursed to forever…

Published 2 months ago.

Falling Caryatid

“Is this a day time or a night time thing?” I asked.

“Nights exclusively which is why I can go. Ral…

Published 2 months ago.

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Followers 22

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