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Robert Quick

Joined March 2010.

1063 stories, 23 challenges, 1395 comments, and 203 friends

A no-name, aspiring author who can’t stop writing. Looking ahead, he strives for perfection. Shackled by various forms of entertainment, he dreams of success. Most stories here are an invitation to YOU, to join me in creating new stories, new worlds, and a different tomorrow.

Stories

  1. Rumors and Cold Facts

    Each time the door opened, Carol pretended to be asleep, his arm curled around his tankard. Being in one of the lower cross spokes, the view of Hub towered over everything, looking like a giant fist raised to the sky. Two men came in, talking loudly as...

  2. The Last Signal

    A green streak rose high into the air and exploded into a series of white lights. Hope died with the lights, leaving behind only a deeper darkness. “That’s it then?” Chancellor Valera asked, turning to Astor. “Yes.” The high-elf seemed shocke...

  3. Evocation

    “Where am I going?” I asked. “It doesn’t matter, go wherever you want. Turn on the radio and then shush.” Jim said. He had a yellow legal pad propped up by one knee, pen in hand ready to take notes. I shook my head and kept my comments to mys...

  4. Let His Gaze Fall . . . (Mature)

  5. In Between Minds: Bitter Returns

    As the details of the scene became clear, my grogginess fell away, leaving behind a strange sense of unfamiliarity with my own body. My arm seemed to throb in time with the ebb and flow of the fire gripping the yellow coals. I tried to clasp my hand to...

  6. No Chances (Mature)

  7. Life Isn't Always What It's Cracked Up To Be!

    Stomper leaned back against a tree causing it to groan in protest. He paid it no mind, most trees were whiners and took much more effort to truly break unless they were young and skinny. He wasn’t in the mood for any tree breaking. Instead he wanted ...

  8. League of Legends Cypher, part 2 (Rap)

    I’m the sole master of gem craft And give your ignorance a pass Emerald for insight incites team fights You know you like this gem knight’s might Opal for harmony armor’s me Karmically pardoning me Ruby for vigor is a trigger Leaving your corpse ...

  9. League of Legends Cypher, part 1 (Rap) (Mature)

  10. Monster (My verse) (Rap)

    Who’s the monster with the biggest mouth? swallowing the world spitting nothing out Heartless, inside is darkness black holes and vacuum disintegrating matter all I do is consume I’ve got all the answers my solution to pollution is to choke you,...

  11. Memory is Like Water Carried in Cupped Hands

    An uncomfortable tingling ran across my shoulders and up the back of my neck; the sensation of insects crawling across my grave. “Where did he go? People don’t just disappear!” I didn’t quite shout. The girl looked away and said softly, “...

  12. In Between Minds: Lullaby

    Emotion was stronger here, more pure. I barely avoided being swallowed up by my sense of failure and kicked it off and away like it was a boot, heavy with mud. There was a vague falling sensation as the feeling dropped away. Dwelling on my mistakes wou...

  13. Occupation: Week Six

    Rayne flung the front door open and dashed across the dead lawn, kicking up a mess of broken white spears that trailed to the ground behind her. An anguished, “No!” followed her. Rayne rolled her eyes. Her mom could yell whatever she wanted, she st...

  14. The Last Dance

    Elise swept around the room filling it with manufactured sighs and coy glances, though there was none left to notice her. The gown that swished around her ankles, occasionally flashing a bit of bare skin, was trimmed in jet darker than the stains in th...

  15. To His Dying Breath

    Mark was strong and lean. He knew how to fight, how to shoot, and how to make love. His world was small, full of small men. One of them, a mob guy by the name of Gus, was in his way. “You can’t come in.” Gus said. He stood in front of the door to...

  16. Broken Stories

    Five heads chatter in a round blue and green basket. Their stories interrupt each other and mix. Every conversation is binary—heard and unheard.

  17. Promises to Keep (Mature)

  18. The Shadow of the Colossus

    —wasn’t a great man but he was a good one, honest in his emotions, kind, generous with his possessions, time and money. That generosity eventually made him wary of being used but he still befriended many people, people that cycled through his l...

  19. Until Curtain Call (Poem)

    Arms wide, I reached for you— would we embrace, or not? Eyes turned, delivering my cue— few fish like to be caught. Naught have I that gleams or snares, my lures are made of dreams and thought. I freed you from your cares with cheerful laughter and...

  20. Utopia Now (Poem)

    Utopia Now by Marie Fujimoto the city is overwhelmingly tall, bright, gleaming in eye-stabbing glory all glass and contours a museum built atop coffins stacked end to end, constantly recycled from a slave’s graveyard. the sun paints every skyscraper...

  21. Unintended Bridge Burning (Mature)

  22. Remnants and Reminders

    The sound of echoed laughter stopped me in my tracks. I hadn’t heard any other voices than my own in a long time. Honestly, I had thought the House was empty but it was connected to so many realities that I wasn’t ever sure. We often though...

  23. Room of Renewal

    The area was vast and open, though I could still see walls in the distance, and not nearly as foggy on this side. The air was comfortably warm but not hot and smelled of fresh flowers. Dotting the scene were several nearly round pools carved out of smo...

  24. Re-evaluating Strangers

    I couldn’t help but groan. Standing up had not been a good idea. Everything hurt. “Do you know that guy?” the girl asked. An icy spike shot up my spine. Panic swarmed at the edge of my vision like beating wings. I hunched down and grabbed her arm...

  25. Before She's Gone

    I watched as the glass door swung shut. Outside, Rei walked away with renewed purpose. I didn’t care where she was going. Her destination didn’t matter at all. This was the whole of our relationship. Beyond the shifts she put in while I ate...

  26. The Invitation: Prologue

    It would be a grave mistake to share my story. Speaking of madness often gets one sent to sanitariums—as I know all too well. However the events of the past eat at me, devouring my thoughts during sun-dappled days. In turn, my nightmares grow strong,...

  27. Waiting for a Better Tomorrow

    Stretching out my fingers, I imagined them as wings. The joints and ligaments tightened and then loosened as I reset my hands back into the rest position—palms arched, fingers draping down over an invisible ball, like a pianist preparing to play. If ...

  28. UNtied

    unloved and alone, sometimes i hide from my face, the one in the mirror, the one in the dark. Please don’t blame me for leaving you. It’s so hard to remember that I wasn’t always this alone. I got your message and press my palms again...

  29. End of an Age

    Cracks sprouted up the impenetrable stone walls like rapidly growing trees. There wasn’t much time left. Soon the whole island would crumble back into the sea. “We have to hurry!” the high priestess cried. Carmon, gray in beard and cl...

  30. Waiting for May (Mature)

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  • Paige Elizabeth
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  • Raymond Finn
  • Mostly Harmless
  • N. Robertson
  • InLoveWithTheSky
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  • Music-Hearted
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  • Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))
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