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Worst Reason-Arrondissement Part Seventy

“What do you mean?” sputtered L’Horloge. “I thought it was very straight forward,” replied The Huygens, who sipped her drink. “Are you suggesting that I not fix time?” “No, not at all.” “You just did!” “What I asked was if … 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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Don’t You Trust Me?-Arrondissement Part Sixty

“She’s lying!” exclaimed Nikita. “I don’t think she was,” countered Arpin, “She did not smell of deceit.” “If I were to lie, I might say something that sounded dangerous but would be impossible to check,” added Maxi “Monsieur L’Horloge, what … 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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The Dead Do Not Pay Taxes-Arrondissement Part Forty-Two

“It can’t be done!” stated Mistress Rosamund. “And yet it was.” “Imma tellin’ you, while you can banish a spirit from a building-“ “Yes, I’ve witnessed more than a few,” interrupted Detective Durand. “-Goody fer you. But that just prevents … 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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Silence is a Vice-Arrondissement Part Ninteen

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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Task

“What are you doing?” he asked. She scooped up a handful of sand and placed it in the battered bucket next to her. “Cleaning things up,” she replied. He looked around them, there was nothing but sand as far as … Continue reading

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Just me and my words

Writing is a lonely business. This is not a cry for help, more of a statement of fact. It consists mainly of sitting alone punching a keyboard or scribbling in a notebook, punctuated with long, empty pauses as you stare … Continue reading

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