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A Long Road Back-Arrondissement-Part Forty-Five

Heavy snow pelted the Gelatinous Arc as it slowly slid across the Plaza of Vœux and was absorbed. Olivia and her Chevalier bodyguards strode underneath but the flakes still swirled about them. “We should find shelter,” said the Cautious Chevalier. … Continue reading

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It Can Be Intoxicating-Arrondissement Part Forty-Four

Mr. Twig walked down the alley in the foggy, pre-dawn hours. The sky above was tenuously lightening as he knocked on the back door of the boulangerie. With a creak, the door swung open. “Good morning Mister Twig!” exclaimed the … 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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Personal Delivery-Arrondissement Part Forty-One

The gatehouse of the Tower Cerulean was gated with a crystal portcullis, which reflected the late afternoon sunlight. It was as beautiful as it was robust, at least that’s what Sergeant Gendarme Arpin remembered from a school trip to the … Continue reading

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Action Must Be Taken-Arrondissement Part Forty

                                                                    Tragedy Reversed                                                              By Eloise Van der Linde                                                November 3rd, 394th Year of the Thrush An accident occurred today at the construction site on the Rue du Référentiel for the new annex of the Musée d’art post-ancien when a ledge … 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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You Cannot Own a Cat-Arrondissement Part Thirty-Eight

The blue tabby accepted the morsel of chicken from Renée’s fingers. “How long have you owned that cat?” asked the Dashing Chevalier. “It’s presumptuous to say you own a cat.” Meowing in agreement, the tabby gently tapped his paw on … Continue reading

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You’ll Be Fine… Really-Arrondissement Part Thirty Five

It was an ordinary building. No, elaborate facades, fanciful decorations, or memorable features. Just a three-story, stone office building with a tarnished brass plaque by the front door. Just the sort of place you might walk past every day without … Continue reading

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Take Me to the Fair-Arrondissement Part Thirty Four

           Fire erupted from the crystal chimera’s mouths to the audience’s delight as the barker called out. “Madams and Monsieurs! This is but one of the many wonders that await you inside! You will hear the wisdom of the murmuring … Continue reading

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Safe and Dry-Arrondissement Part Twenty Six

It was raining when Zsófia exited the Academy Library and the Folio Chevalier opened a bumbershoot to shield them both. His squire Henrik followed with crate covered with an oilcloth. “This way Mademoiselle,” the Folio Chevalier said. He walked her … Continue reading

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