Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

328 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 Lesson in Autonomy Class

I pricked my finger for the third time and cursed myself for signing up for autonomy class. It sound…

Published 3 years ago.

Ruminations Among the Ruination

The house was still half-built, half-destroyed. It had never been completed and for every few hours …

Published 3 years ago.

Forward the Torchbearers

“When we walk, we put one foot in front of the other. Each step forward we take is one that matters…

Published 3 years ago.

One Way Out

Adam watched the rope retreat up the sheer wall until it was gone. “Nice going, jackass. Now how're …

Published 3 years ago.

The Doorway

“Ghosts are all emotion, all the time. I don't know what keeps their form intact but they might be b…

Published 3 years ago.

A Nocturnal Visitation

Jonathon woke to the sound of insistent knocking. Everything was dark: his room, the world outside h…

Published 3 years ago.

The House of F

The house appeared abandoned. It was spacious, boasting of what looked to be a dozen rooms, but fall…

Published 3 years ago.

These Long Nights: Conversing with the Red Queen

The cell was small and stone. Although the occupant was a thin woman, her presence filled the room t…

Published 3 years ago.

The Second American Revolution

Ear splitting sirens shrieked through the night. My little girl, frightened, shot up out of our bed …

Published 3 years ago.

Cast Downward

"Oh you thought our world was the dark reflection of yours?" The man laughed. "That's quite the reve…

Published 3 years ago.

Silence . . . Grows

Dinner was terse.

Another Tuesday night, another dinner hosted by my parents. Generally, I looked f…

Published 3 years ago.

For Want of Rain

Her laughter broke the silence.

The toughs behind her joined in with cruel chuckles until she cut t…

Published 3 years ago.

Moving In

My new apartment felt like it was part of my old neighborhood. The details differed, of course. A Me…

Published 3 years ago.

A Grim New Fairy-tale

“License and registration, please.”

The face looking down at me was stern, the voice measured. Ther…

Published 3 years ago.

A City's Fury

Damaran wove through the crowd with a thumb in his belt and glare for anyone that would meet his eye…

Published 3 years ago.

Robert Quick

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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