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Live Life Fast, Die Food

Svetlana Cortez Abramowitz, agent of B.R.E.A.D. (Baking Restaurant Elite Alliance Division) and noted mannequin model hung by her arms above the giant fondue pot filled with deadly Emmental cheese. She had begun that evening at the underground sudden death clam … Continue reading

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One Last Query-Arrondissement-Part Seventy-Nine

As it was late autumn, the tree trunks in the Pellucid Garden had begun to turn a deep azure. It was an indication that winter would soon arrive. Strategically opened windows in the geodesic dome that covered the park let … Continue reading

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Leap Into The Unknown-Arrondissement-Part Seventy-Eight

Zsófia refilled Frau Schlüsselherrin’s glass with more verdant Riesling. “I really shouldn’t,” said the key mistress as she raised the glass to her lips. “A little wine won’t hurt you,” replied the librarian. “True, but I’ve had quite a lot!” … Continue reading

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Time to Say-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Six

A holiday was announced and everyone was celebrating. Those who weren’t made coin helping others to do so. Rues were filled with people who embraced the opportunity for joy. Day drinking was not just tolerated but encouraged and if anyone … Continue reading

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Come Due-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Two

Maxi tried to open the doors to the inner office with finesse and skill. They were both unsuccessful. The mechanism that locked the entrance would not respond to any coaxing or tricks. “We could try to force our way in,” … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings-Arrondissement Part Seventy One

“Like most bad decisions, it began with drinks,” said The Huygens as she moved to the springtime window. She traced a pattern on the glass. It rippled and the scene changed to a biergarten in the late afternoon. Women and … Continue reading

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Worst Reason-Arrondissement Part Seventy

“What do you mean?” sputtered L’Horloge. “I thought it was very straight forward,” replied The Huygens, who sipped her drink. “Are you suggesting that I not fix time?” “No, not at all.” “You just did!” “What I asked was if … Continue reading

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Questions and Questions-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Nine

L’Horloge opened his eyes and looked up. The ceiling was wooden, with crossbeams. Definitely not his office. He sat up slowly, still sore. “Feeling better,” asked the voice. Looking for the speaker, he saw a woman. She was dressed in … Continue reading

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Yes and No-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Three

“Did the rest of them get in?” “I hope so.” “Hope?” Arpin shrugged. “Without hope, we are lost.” “Very philosophical,” replied Maxi. “Perhaps, but as things stand the other choice is to panic or surrender.” “Hope it is then.” “Are … Continue reading

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Supper Time-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Five

“Why don’t we lay out exactly what we know?” asked Monsieur L’Horloge, taking out a pen and notebook. The brasserie they sat in would ordinarily have been too loud to have a decent conversation. Business was honestly quite brisk and … Continue reading

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