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 People of Night

Our train of wagons, ten strong, traveled along the narrow ledges of the Rushaven Mountains. Even as…

Published 9 months ago.

Spring on South 8th

Jimmy and I turned the corner onto South 8th Street. Spring was starting to add some new color in th…

Published 9 months ago.

An Equally Predatory Replacement

The Walmart and its parking lot were gone, replaced by a fleshy dome. Colors swam inside, alternatin…

Published 9 months ago.

Party Colors

I wanted to see how Jake's birthday party was going and reached over the gate to let myself into the…

Published 9 months ago.

Braving the Storm

Rain pelted the windshield of our station wagon and the wipers carried the water away in wide flat a…

Published 10 months ago.

Beneath the Flat Line

Pressing into the mirror, I slid into shadow. Coldness suffused every cell of my body until the pain…

Published 10 months ago.

There's No Benadryl for People

“Haha, mommy. You made a boob!” Kara Jean laughed.

Sam looked at the curved mound of sand. She supp…

Published 10 months ago.

Thrown Stones

Simon Krapper whimpered from his cross. He was still alive. Eyes bleary from pain, from tears, from …

Published 10 months ago.

See You Next Time

I awoke with a start to noise from downstairs: a series of thumps punctuated by broken glass, as if …

Published 10 months ago.

Burns

Red sunburned skin scored the rounded edges of my shoulder blades, along the outsides of my forearms…

Published 10 months ago.

Cages

I stepped of the Rail and dropped down to street level. Anticipation quickened my steps. My presence…

Published 10 months ago.

Knots

I had been there working on the same sentence for an hour when she slid into the booth across from m…

Published 10 months ago.

Where are you

Wind hammered the windows and made the shutters crack against the outside of Kevin's house. Bent ove…

Published 10 months ago.

Among the Stars: If You Open It--

Before entering through the hole he'd made, Darnell unhooked his tether and attached it to a metal e…

Published 10 months ago.

Among the Stars: Following Protocol

Darnell unclipped his laser torch and used the butt to tap on the door. He didn't hear anything. Pre…

Published 10 months ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 28

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Jim Stitzel
August Rode
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Brebelles
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Fantasist
HS Wift
Abby
remembrancer
Jae
nuclearsubmarine
zxvasdf
THX0477
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
Anorak
Emmyful
GradualUprising
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
WhiteHat
Ary
Lampyris Noctiluca
PrincessLapis
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants

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