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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Among the Stars: Bullseye

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

Published 10 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 10 months ago.

Opportunities in Ashes

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

Published 10 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 10 months ago.

Suburban Shadows: The Nest

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

Published 10 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 10 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 10 months ago.

Abasement

Although the night was clear and cloud free, the streets were dark. A summer wind brought a refreshi…

Published 10 months ago.

Losing It

Frank shook his head. His brain was slowing down. He was sure of it. His thoughts came too slowly th…

Published 11 months ago.

Ruined

Leland slumped looking at his hands. He could still hear each of the sour notes that they had drawn …

Published 11 months ago.

Waiting is Warfare

Rain poured down in thick sheets, dense enough to severely limit visibility. I couldn't see the enem…

Published 11 months ago.

Nerd Bushido

“Your hair looks nice.”

It slipped out of his mouth into real space. What had he done? Stupid, stu…

Published 11 months ago.

Slice of a Hard Spring

It's late and a thin, wispy fog has settled atop the streets. I don't know when it happened. Last I …

Published 11 months ago.

Dream is Dream and Real is Real

The second dream vanishes from memory the instant I wake up and stays gone for five hours. When it c…

Published 11 months ago.

The Fear of Isolation

Messenger dings again, the three inside the bubble becoming a four.

She wants to talk and still I d…

Published 11 months ago.

Robert Quick

Friends 28

ethelthefrog
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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
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