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Silence is a Vice

Uniformed gendarmes pushed and shoved a large group of people into the station’s lobby. The arrestees were all shackled together and made no secret of their displeasure. As it happens, the gendarmes were no less happy to escort this large … Continue reading

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Growth Spurt

In the center of the Arrondissement lies the Jardin des Gens. While there are many parks available to the citizenry, this is the grandest one. In the summer, there are concerts and theater, both highly attended. The Crescent Lake is … Continue reading

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Two Gendarmes

“It was more or less of a coincidence,” said Sergeant Gendarme Arpin. Mistress Rosamund took a deep drag of her cigarillo and regarded Arpin and Detective Durand sitting in her back office. One gendarme visiting was irritating but easy enough … Continue reading

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Bread And Wine

Mistress Rosamund lit the last candle at the rim of the salt circle on which sat a plate of fresh bread and an open bottle of wine. Taking a step back, she rang the tiny silver bell thrice. The dead … Continue reading

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On The Crown

The wind was insistent at the bronze crown of the Wandering Woman. This was not unusual, it was the highest point above the Arrondissement. Monsieur L’Horloge drew his greatcoat tighter as he watched a flock of Psychopomps fly by, their … Continue reading

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