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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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.

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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago.

Hard State

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

Published 4 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 4 months ago.

Stretching

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

Published 4 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 4 months ago.

Fire, After the Ashes

I hate being a slave to my feelings. I don't know how not to feel something. Shit, feeling somethi…

Published 4 months ago.

Unsafe Living Conditions

You know it's damn difficult to focus these days so you don't. You distract yourself with Youtube vi…

Published 4 months ago.

Inevitable

Outside the diner, the dark concrete of the city cast deep shadows in the rain that seemed to cut th…

Published 4 months ago.

Atlas Squatted

This wasn't our first date together but I still felt like I had to impress her. I was keenly aware t…

Published 5 months ago.

A Fugue in B manor

I wake up in a strange room, unsure of how I got there. I don't remember going to sleep. I feel slug…

Published 5 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