Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

333 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 440 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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Last In, First Out

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

Published 9 months ago.

Solitary Dimness

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

Published 9 months ago.

Unsealed

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

Published 9 months ago.

Like a Cancer

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

Published 10 months ago.

Not Feeling It

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

Published 10 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 10 months ago.

Starving it is Worse

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

Published 10 months ago.

Truth in the Wash

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

Published 10 months ago.

Never Happened

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

Published 10 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 10 months ago.

So Close and Yet So Far

Alone in a vast desert, atop a nameless stone tower, a single hooded figure watched the sky. Deep wi…

Published 10 months ago.

Hard State

When the knock that everyone dreads came, it sounded hard and insistent against the frail wood of ou…

Published 10 months ago.

Pinned to the Spot Above

Sitting on a toilet in a strange bathroom, I stared at the drain in the floor in front of me. Behind…

Published 10 months ago.

Stretching

My face must have said more than my silence because she added quickly, “It's not a church or anythin…

Published 11 months ago.

The Base

“Sure is coming down real hard.” Teeny returned the pot to the burner. “Glad I'm inside even if I am…

Published 11 months 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