Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Joined Ficlatté in September 2014

301 stories, 10 challenges, 23 prompts, 419 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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The First War of Power, pt 2

A man placed his hand on the woman's shoulder and asked, “Where is Mhum-Ma?”

The leader of the left…

Published 1 year ago.

The First War of Power, pt 1

The two sides met, one coming from stone huts and arbitrary rules, the other from ravaged forests, a…

Published 1 year ago.

Acceptance

Jennifer waited expectantly for an answer while staring at her phone. Her mum had warned her about t…

Published 1 year ago.

The Decline and Fall of the New Roman Empire

I feel like I am a single cell in some great dying beast. It thrashes and the earth bleeds thickly, …

Published 1 year ago.

On Music

There are times when music reaches me. I'm open to it, vulnerable to a melody, a drum beat, or even …

Published 1 year ago.

Waking Up

The music grew louder as the pattern repeated. Drawing Adrian across the boundary that separated sle…

Published 1 year ago.

Great Expectations

Responder pruned, collapsing in on itself, shrinking down like bacon in a frying pan. I knew from th…

Published 1 year ago.

Inside Pete's Skin

Peter's skin itched as if people were watching him. He knew that he was alone in his apartment but t…

Published 1 year ago.

Mythos

There is something not quite right with the world. It teems with chaos, madness, and sudden death. W…

Published 1 year ago.

Her Name was Nia Wilson

A girl was murdered yesterday. She was black. Some people say that skin color didn't matter. I belie…

Published 1 year ago.

Stray Words

“Wicked are the men who dream and do nothing!”

The voice rang out above the early morning din of th…

Published 1 year ago.

Reclamation: Interlude I

Emmex kept her eyes up and her the focus of her hearing behind her. The sirens had stopped but that …

Published 1 year ago.

Under the Broken Sky

Klaxons. Klaxons everywhere. Truly this was it.

The building convulsed. It wasn't supposed to be li…

Published 1 year ago.

Reclamation: Noodle Stall IV

The fat man moved suddenly, standing up and ducking forward to release her hold while throwing his u…

Published 1 year ago.

Reclamation: Noodle Stall III

Behind the counter, a serious faced Jin watched them while he used his apron to wipe his hands. She …

Published 1 year ago.

Robert Quick

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Fantasist
Emmyful
Mighty-Joe Young LOA
PJ Returned
remembrancer
Ary
Andrman
wolframdioxide
In Nights Arms
slapdashmonuments
GradualUprising
nuclearsubmarine
HS Wift
Anorak
WhiteHat
Lampyris Noctiluca
August Rode
iLeftMyEgoInMyOtherPants
PrincessLapis
Normellian
RustyTwo
ScrawlersSecret
Five Cacti in a Trench Coat

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