Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

272 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 366 comments, and 28 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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The Agony of Awakening

Light.

It was too hot.

Uncomfortable.

If I could just worm my way deeper into unconsciousness I w…

Published 5 months ago.

Sluggish

The girl took a step back from me, a hand creeping to her mouth.

“Umm, is that normal?” she asked, …

Published 5 months ago.

Re-evaluating Strangers

I couldn’t help but groan. Standing up had not been a good idea. Everything hurt.

“Do you know that…

Published 5 months ago.

Memory is like Water in Cupped Hands

An uncomfortable tingling ran across my shoulders and up the back of my neck; the sensation of insec…

Published 5 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Partners in Time

Each spadeful of dirt opened the earth a little further. It never seemed like much but it added up b…

Published 5 months ago.

Fractal Realities: A Drink in the Dark

Matthews woke up, head flat against his desk, arm curled around a bottle of apricot brandy. It was t…

Published 5 months ago.

Pinned Down

Everything was wrong. I didn't want to be Thomas Tinsley. He looked like a dope. It took effort not …

Published 5 months ago.

Fractal Realities: A Flayed Mind

Irritation built as Anders stepped past the perimeter marker of Base Camp Aktina. No matter how loud…

Published 5 months ago.

As the Casualties Mount

Bombs.

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Rain.

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Down.

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Trembling, we breathe.

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Published 5 months ago.

Strangers

I reread the unfamiliar name slowly. “Thomas Tinsley.” Repeating it three more times, accenting it d…

Published 5 months ago.

Fractal Realities

What would it be like to break into a hundred different worlds? A thousand? Would he ever get used t…

Published 5 months ago.

Outside the Railroad

Realistically it wasn't going to happen. The lighter dark of the road seemed to go on forever, windi…

Published 5 months ago.

Sweet Memory (Poem)

Dreaming heart breaks

there's no escape

when you're with him

I drown within

your sweet memory

. . .…

Published 5 months ago.

Unleashing the River

I followed the stream up to where I had dammed it a year ago. I was surprised it had held this long.…

Published 5 months ago.

To Be Named

I felt around the sides of my neck. She was right. The skin there was sore, tender to the touch. My …

Published 5 months ago.

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Followers 21

HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
slapdashmonuments
Escapist
Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
rhubarb_j
GradualUprising
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca