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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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 1 year 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 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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Published 1 year ago.

Strangers

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

Published 1 year ago.

Fractal Realities

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

Published 1 year ago.

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.

Sweet Memory (Poem)

Dreaming heart breaks

there's no escape

when you're with him

I drown within

your sweet memory

. . .…

Published 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Summer's End

Thanks to a bright sun and a wide cloudless sky, the afternoon was warm with nothing but the echo of…

Published 1 year ago.

Vulture Chic Among Rats

"Here it gors. Me and my cogs was moffing along the murky part of the Long Tews, minding our own bus…

Published 1 year ago.

Point of Origin

I hopped over a pair of the ash-filled streams, so contaminated that the clear water of my childhood…

Published 1 year ago.

Still Mad

“Why did the scientists take off their helmets on an alien planet with barely breathable atmosphere?…

Published 1 year ago.

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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