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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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Assurance and Threats-Arrondissement Part Fifty-Nine

Arpin and Unexpected walked to the open space made in the ghostly ranks and stopped three meters away from the Repairperson, as her instructions. The spirits were out of earshot. “Thank you for agreeing to this parley,” said the Repairperson. … Continue reading

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Open and Shut-Arrondissement Part Fifty Eight

“This one too?” asked Maxi. Nikita shuddered and replied, “Yes, just like the others.” They stood before a drab metal door at the end of a stone corridor, seven levels below the lobby. “Stand back,” said Maxi quietly as she … Continue reading

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Safe As Buildings-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Seven

“I’m not going in there again,” said Nikita. “Understandable,” said Arpin, “But I think you will be safe.” “That’s what Detective Durand said and I nearly got caught in a Repeating Whorl. Plus, the stairs are made of ierósium.” “What’s … 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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What To Do Next?-Arrondissement-Part Fifty-Three

The last thing Detective Durand said was, “The question is why ghosts were affected at all? They are effectively immortal.” Mistress Rosamund looked as if she had some choice words about that. She continued to do so and showed no … Continue reading

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Egress In The Night-Arrondissement-Part Forty-Seven

                                                             Excerpted from La Vérité                                                                                                                            “Mayhem on the Moon”                                                                    By E.P. Ranque                                              November 10th, 394th Year of … Continue reading

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The Dead Do Not Pay Taxes-Arrondissement Part Forty-Two

“It can’t be done!” stated Mistress Rosamund. “And yet it was.” “Imma tellin’ you, while you can banish a spirit from a building-“ “Yes, I’ve witnessed more than a few,” interrupted Detective Durand. “-Goody fer you. But that just prevents … Continue reading

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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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