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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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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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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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Sanguine Steps-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Six

The silver tabby ran in-between legs and leapt at the Escher Spider who had led Unexpected halfway into the side of the stairway. The non-Euclidian arachnid skittered away to a parallel geometric space. “Merci brave lion,” said Unexpected as she … Continue reading

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Existential Leap-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Five

“Keep going but slowly,” directed Nikita. With hands laid on each other’s shoulders, Maxi and Arpin carefully walked down the stairway. While they descended Nikita would guide them with descriptions of what the Escher Spiders were doing. “It looks like … Continue reading

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None Taken-Arrondissement Part Sixty-Four

Marble steps turned to rough-hewn stone and the gaslights to flickering torches as they ran up the staircase. “Don’t look back!” shouted Unexpected as she slashed at an Escher Spider’s leg. It had woven a pattern of overlapping stairs behind … Continue reading

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