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An Elusive Volume- A tale of the Arrondissement

It’s been about two months and somehow I find myself wandering back to the Arrondissement. I knew that I would return but not so soon. The metaphorical pen goes where it will. One of the wonderful things about creating a … 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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Deadly Disturbance-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Seven

Detective Durand and her newly minted associate, Junior Gendarme Nikita Roulet, were in the ballroom where a very discontented spirit glared at them both. “Let her haunt somewhere else!,” declared the vexed ghost. “Monsieur Loiseau,” began Detective Durand, “You and … 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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Intractable Détente-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Five

Time having been restored to its normal forward flow, people were enjoying themselves once more. Many of them choose to do so at the Jardin des Gens. Leaves were turning to vibrant colors from a fiery orange to a rich … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here?-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Four

“That’s quite a tale,” said the Marshal. “It’s not a tale,” said L’Horloge tersely, “That implies that we made it up.” “While it might seem fantastic, I can assure you it is true,” added Arpin. The Marshal regarded L’Horloge, Arpin, … Continue reading

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Extra, Extra!-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Three

                                                                   Just In Time!                                                         By Eloise Van der Linde                                          November 25th, 394th Year of the Thrush The mysterious time anomalies that plagued the Arrondissement are now a thing of the past, quite literally. Citizens awoke to time flowing in a … 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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