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In And Out With Words-Arrondissement Part Thirty Nine

Les Requêtes was full of people looking to forget their troubles and enjoy themselves. A foursome of dandies, their clothes shifting through the invisible spectrum all drank from a bowl of smoking liquid using silk straws. A jazz band was … Continue reading

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You Cannot Own a Cat-Arrondissement Part Thirty-Eight

The blue tabby accepted the morsel of chicken from Renée’s fingers. “How long have you owned that cat?” asked the Dashing Chevalier. “It’s presumptuous to say you own a cat.” Meowing in agreement, the tabby gently tapped his paw on … Continue reading

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A Vigorous Exchange of Ideas-Arrondissement Part Thirty-Seven

“That’s not acceptable,” said Olivia. “I assure you mademoiselle, your safety is my first and only concern. I have sworn an oath,” declared the Cautious Chevalier. “How is forbidding me from writing a letter to my family keeping me safe?” … Continue reading

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A Small Favor-Arrondissement Part Thirty-Six

Files and papers spread across his desk with abandon, each presenting questions with no answers. Sergeant Gendarme Arpin rubbed his eyes and sighed. This was a true mystery, complete with arcane machinations, baffling and unconnected clues, and even a secret … Continue reading

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You’ll Be Fine… Really-Arrondissement Part Thirty Five

It was an ordinary building. No, elaborate facades, fanciful decorations, or memorable features. Just a three-story, stone office building with a tarnished brass plaque by the front door. Just the sort of place you might walk past every day without … Continue reading

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Dangling Threads-Arrondissement Part Thirty Three

The day had started cool and rainy, but by noon, it was unseasonably warm, though still overcast. A small gathering of ghosts, their ectoplasm washed out even in the gloomy light, hovered near the worn tombstone. Madame Rosamund and Mr. … Continue reading

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Down to the Bone-Arrondissement Part Thirty Two

“I’m afraid you cannot speak to the patient, it’s simply out of the question.” Sergeant Gendarme Arpin held up his hands. “I don’t need to speak with him, we only need-“ “To see his medical records and speak with his … Continue reading

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A Difficult Client-Arrondissement Part Twenty Eight

Boot steps echoed off the marble floors of the Tribunal de Justice. Jules Thibault, his hands shackled was flanked by four Chevaliers, one on each of the cardinal points and if that was not enough, four uniformed gendarmes also filled … Continue reading

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I Have No Idea-Arrondissement Part Twenty Five

“Two cafés.” Sergeant Arpin stood with Detective Durand at the street vendor near the Gendarmerie. The rich aroma of ground beans and the hiss of boiling water fought against the hurly-burly of the Arrondissement. “How goes your missing ghost case?” … Continue reading

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Uncomfortably Safe-Arrondissement Part Twenty Three

“Tell us what you know,” asked the Marshal of the Coterie du Honor. Monsieur L’Horloge, dressed in his finest suit but with his hair still mussed, tapped his fingers on the enameled table. Each segment bore the sigil of a … Continue reading

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