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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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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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Determination and Loss-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Seven

“You can take off those blindfolds now,” said Nikita with relief. Maxi and Arpin removed them and blinked. The light, while not bright, was enough to make them squint. “I have to say, those spiders are VERY creative,” remarked the … Continue reading

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Existential Leap-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Five

“Keep going but slowly,” directed Nikita. With hands laid on each other’s shoulders, Maxi and Arpin carefully walked down the stairway. While they descended Nikita would guide them with descriptions of what the Escher Spiders were doing. “It looks like … 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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Perilous Stroll-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Two

Ancient stone ossuaries were replaced by steel and glass ones containing not wrapped bones but some sort of matte black sarcophagi. This change only lasted a moment but it urged them to hurry. Maxi guided them to a side corridor … Continue reading

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Up or Down?-Arrondissement Part Sixty-One

As they ran down the Rue des Rêves, Verdigris enveloped the statues that lined the avenue until they flaked away into a pale green dust. The worn cobblestones they were traveling along became smoother and easier to run on. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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Don’t You Trust Me?-Arrondissement Part Sixty

“She’s lying!” exclaimed Nikita. “I don’t think she was,” countered Arpin, “She did not smell of deceit.” “If I were to lie, I might say something that sounded dangerous but would be impossible to check,” added Maxi “Monsieur L’Horloge, what … Continue reading

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