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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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Sanguine Steps-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Six

The silver tabby ran in-between legs and leapt at the Escher Spider who had led Unexpected halfway into the side of the stairway. The non-Euclidian arachnid skittered away to a parallel geometric space. “Merci brave lion,” said Unexpected as she … 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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Insights and Delights -Arrondissement Part Forty-Nine

Zsófia was still filthy when they returned to the Tower Cerulean but Monsieur L’Horloge did not care. He flung his arms around her and kissed her deeply. If she had any doubts about his love for her, and she didn’t, … 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 Itch of Larceny-Arrondissement Part Forty-Three

A young woman, chicly dressed, was accompanied by six Chevaliers as she left the Tower Cerulean. This was done with much pomp and the entire departure had a theatrical air. The Chevaliers strode in lockstep, their armor shining or rippling … 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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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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Doors and Discovery-Arrondissement Part Twenty Four

Arcane art was never really Olivia’s favorite style, it always made her think of the Oil Paint Wars, which in turn, made her sad. Her grandmother was still fighting, at least as far as she knew. But she had to … Continue reading

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Young At Heart-Arrondissement Part Twenty Two

From the Arrondissement Courant EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN By Eloise Van der Linde October 23rd, 394th Year of the Thrush For those who frequent the paths of the Jardin des Gens in the afternoon, Willem Molyneux, 93, is a … Continue reading

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