Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

301 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 419 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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Fractal Realities: Waking Paralysis

Hurrying to the bathroom, I felt like I was going to burst. I prayed that no one was in it and reach…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Symptoms of Separation

The cool of the window pane seeped into Roger's skin, bringing blessed cold. In a few minutes it wou…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear

Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far fr…

Published 11 months ago.

Lower Your Shields for My Next Trench Run

“Nice shirt.” Adela said. Her eyes glittered mischievously.

I was wearing my classic Star Wars shi…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Lost and Found

The last thing I remembered was driving . . . somewhere. Somewhere important. I think to meet somebo…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Thrill of the Fight

The two fighters were clumsy. They didn't know that before but they knew it now. Winning a fight was…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Empty

When the moment came to reveal his finished product, he felt trepidation. It was time to face the re…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: On the Black Sea of Misery

Arden Waithe never wanted to be on the boat. Or any boat. His experience had taught him that sailing…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Funneling

I stare into the depths of a cloudy marble. The outermost glass is clear but there is a swirling ste…

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Suffering Builds Character

It's difficult to grow up. Shoot, it's difficult to even figure out what that means. I suspect that …

Published 11 months ago.

Fractal Realities: Siren's Call

I'm in a fun house. I've always like how the good ones play with perception. It reminds me of the Ge…

Published 11 months ago.

Between Greed and the Mask (poem)

In the darkness when man does sleep

and a pallid moon is the only company he keeps

the waves are cal…

Published 11 months ago.

The Portrait of a Tyrant

Veron Gerrick scrolled through the palace alerts looking for anything that demanded his personal att…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: It's Infectious

Five men stood around the pool of greasy black tar that used to be Zach Cho. Everything had happened…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Through the Door

I have a screen door that doesn't open. The sliding glass door sit between the kitchen and the backy…

Published 1 year ago.

Robert Quick

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In Nights Arms
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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