Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

320 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 436 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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An Ill-fitting Mask

The mention of a hospital stabbed a spine-shaking spear of coldness through my middle. Gritting my t…

Published 1 year ago.

Murphy's Grasp

Two more minutes and she would be free. It had been fifty-eight minutes since Rosa had trapped herse…

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: Chosen of Harnepher

Jeremy knelt, his breath catching at the beauty. This find was proving to be an even greater treasur…

Published 1 year ago.

The Agony of Awakening

Light.

It was too hot.

Uncomfortable.

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

Published 1 year ago.

Sluggish

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

“Umm, is that normal?” she asked, …

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Re-evaluating Strangers

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

“Do you know that…

Published 1 year 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…

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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…

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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 1 year ago.

Pinned Down

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

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities: A Flayed Mind

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

Published 1 year 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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Strangers

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

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Fractal Realities

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

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Outside the Railroad

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

Published 1 year ago.

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