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One Last Query-Arrondissement-Part Seventy-Nine

As it was late autumn, the tree trunks in the Pellucid Garden had begun to turn a deep azure. It was an indication that winter would soon arrive. Strategically opened windows in the geodesic dome that covered the park let … Continue reading

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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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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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Where Do We Go From Here?-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Four

“That’s quite a tale,” said the Marshal. “It’s not a tale,” said L’Horloge tersely, “That implies that we made it up.” “While it might seem fantastic, I can assure you it is true,” added Arpin. The Marshal regarded L’Horloge, Arpin, … Continue reading

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Extra, Extra!-Arrondissement Part Seventy-Three

                                                                   Just In Time!                                                         By Eloise Van der Linde                                          November 25th, 394th Year of the Thrush The mysterious time anomalies that plagued the Arrondissement are now a thing of the past, quite literally. Citizens awoke to time flowing in a … 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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Endings and Beginnings-Arrondissement Part Seventy One

“Like most bad decisions, it began with drinks,” said The Huygens as she moved to the springtime window. She traced a pattern on the glass. It rippled and the scene changed to a biergarten in the late afternoon. Women and … Continue reading

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Questions and Questions-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Nine

L’Horloge opened his eyes and looked up. The ceiling was wooden, with crossbeams. Definitely not his office. He sat up slowly, still sore. “Feeling better,” asked the voice. Looking for the speaker, he saw a woman. She was dressed in … Continue reading

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Tick Tock-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Eight

SOMETIME BEFORE “We need to go back,” said Monsieur L’Horloge. The Repairperson pulled the watch-master down the hallway. “No.” “We can’t just leave Unexpected to those creatures! It’s wrong.” “You have a noble heart but there is nothing we can … 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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