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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Abasement

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

Published 8 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 8 months ago.

Ruined

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

Published 8 months ago.

Waiting is Warfare

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

Published 8 months ago.

Nerd Bushido

“Your hair looks nice.”

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

Published 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago.

A Many-colored Sheet

A sullen sun, tired and heavy, settled on the Locata mountain ridge. It lay there like a man dying, …

Published 9 months ago.

Compelled by Ritual

Sound echoed through the winding passages of the fissure, ultimately coming from a great cavern wher…

Published 9 months ago.

As the World Burns

Hundreds of people slept peacefully in the vast, dark room. Long rows of them, side by side, covered…

Published 9 months ago.

Edge of Starlight: Paranoid Company

“I saw you dock. Nasty looking black eye. That rock you towed in do that to you?” Captain Umski aske…

Published 9 months ago.

Edge of Starlight: Asteroid

“Status report! Helmsman, full stop.” Captain Torrance held on to his chair for stability waiting fo…

Published 9 months ago.

High Priest of Inaray

Zane Peters watched the news with growing anxiety. The Beast below was getting agitated again. That …

Published 9 months ago.

In Vain

“Please. Go away.” Her voice was irritated.

“Nah, girl. I can't leave a sweet thing like you here a…

Published 9 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