Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

327 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 437 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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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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago.

Last In, First Out

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

Published 2 months ago.

Solitary Dimness

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

Published 2 months ago.

Unsealed

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

Published 3 months ago.

Like a Cancer

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

Published 3 months ago.

Not Feeling It

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

Published 3 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…

Published 3 months ago.

Robert Quick

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Fantasist
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PJ Returned
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Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
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GradualUprising
nuclearsubmarine
HS Wift
Anorak
WhiteHat
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August Rode
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants
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Five Cacti in a Trench Coat

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