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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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.

Nocturnal Visitations

There is a light that comes past my window early in the morning. It's not that bright, certainly not…

Published 1 year ago.

The Down Collector

Funerals are odd ducks, aren't they? I mean they bring out the oddness in people. And odd people. Pr…

Published 1 year ago.

A Corrupted Well

Suddenly her simply standing there watching me made her suspect. Why was this girl trying to help me…

Published 1 year ago.

Hunter in the Hallway

I awoke to soft light in the hallway outside my room. Soft greenness pulsed faintly about chest high…

Published 1 year ago.

Hounded

Daryl scrubbed at his skin wishing it were lighter. White would be good but no amount of bleach woul…

Published 1 year ago.

She Didn't Even Know Why Anymore

Doctor Tanner waited until the clock read 8:00 before approaching Darlene. She was munching on baby …

Published 1 year ago.

Just Because You Don't See It--

“Do you have a wallet?”

I looked at the girl without comprehension, my mind focused on the fact tha…

Published 1 year ago.

The Other Shoe

Three of us rode north in my 2002 Camry. Sometimes it felt too small, but having recently been in a …

Published 1 year ago.

Robert Quick

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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