Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

265 stories, 10 challenges, 22 prompts, 336 comments, and 26 friends

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Where the -@!# did my muse go?

Writer, dreamer, knight, shackled by entertainment . . . and people.

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Thrown Stones

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

Published 7 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 7 months ago.

Burns

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

Published 7 months ago.

Cages

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

Published 7 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 7 months ago.

Where are you

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

Published 7 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 8 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 8 months ago.

Among the Stars: Bullseye

Darnell floated through space, tethered back to the Lorelei's Lament by the braided steel cable ho…

Published 8 months ago.

Some Springs are Dammed

Kelly had been fourteen when she decided her father wasn't coming back. He had disappeared two years…

Published 8 months ago.

Opportunities in Ashes

The wind picked up around me, growing denser as smoke from the burning city below infused it. Partic…

Published 8 months ago.

Nightmare Without End, Amen

It's a nightmare to see you. If I catch a glimpse of you without warning, my heart gives a panicked …

Published 8 months ago.

Suburban Shadows: The Nest

Descending down the stairs to the basement, I almost gagged on the overwhelming funk that permeated …

Published 8 months ago.

Coming Down

When I woke, I found my body folded up around my stomach like a clam. That was where a hardening pea…

Published 8 months ago.

When I say She is a Drug . . .

I breathed her in.

A storm of quicksilver lightning, and winds so cold they burned hot, rushed into…

Published 8 months ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 26

ethelthefrog
HSAR
Jim Stitzel
August Rode
ElshaHawk LoA
Brebelles
slapdashmonuments
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

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