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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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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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A Small Favor-Arrondissement Part Thirty-Six

Files and papers spread across his desk with abandon, each presenting questions with no answers. Sergeant Gendarme Arpin rubbed his eyes and sighed. This was a true mystery, complete with arcane machinations, baffling and unconnected clues, and even a secret … Continue reading

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Hope and Friendship-Arrondissement Part Thirty

“How many times have you taken that apart?” asked Frau Schlüsselherrin. Monsieur L’Horloge gently screwed in the back of the chronoton and then slowly wound it up. “It keeps running slightly slow,” he said holding it up to his ear. … 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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Uncomfortably Safe-Arrondissement Part Twenty Three

“Tell us what you know,” asked the Marshal of the Coterie du Honor. Monsieur L’Horloge, dressed in his finest suit but with his hair still mussed, tapped his fingers on the enameled table. Each segment bore the sigil of a … 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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Terrible Freedom-Arrondissement Part Twenty One

Frost crunched underfoot as she entered the room. Every part of the chamber was covered in a thin layer of ice. Mistress Rosamund drew her wrap closer to herself and regarded Etitan. He had grown gaunt, his eyes sunken and … Continue reading

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An Evening Stroll-Arrondissement Part Seven

He stopped by the grocer to pickup some root vegetables and fresh peas, then it was off to the meat market for some catoblepas tri tip. The butcher handed his order wrapped in bright red paper and Sergeant Arpin gave … Continue reading

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On The Crown-Arrondissement Part 4

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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