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Part 4 – Renascent

I returned to Place to Plume spent and road-weary. I ate enough to empty our larder twice. I could sense the Sophie’s propinquity, as if she was calling to me. I was more anxious than I had been in a while – see where asking questions gets you? The only details I knew for certain […]

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Part 3 – Architect

In spite of the fact that I was in the middle of a situation I knew nothing about – save for 1) understanding it had everything to do with me 2) my lover had lured me overseas with an item of clothing in the home of the lover who introduced us and intended to pass me […]

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Part 2 – Odyssey

My mother always clucked at me about going off half-cocked. I generally fall in love with an idea but don’t exactly think it all the way through, which explains many in my love life’s past. As I sat on the plane sipping as many mimosas as the stew could pour, it occurred to me I […]

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Part 1 – Cabal

Mes chères – it is so good to be back with you. I have missed you so and I do hope the feeling is somewhat returned. If you have a moment I will share with you the reason for my absence. Take a moment to fetch something cold to drink and find a comfortable spot […]

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Playing Games

J. came over the other day and we had a nice little game of bridge with a few of the staff.  I had Clarice and Chef partner against J. and me.  We rousted them; I mean a proper walloping.  That had much to do with the fact that Clarice has a limited grasp on the […]

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The Return

There was a tapping on the Chateau’s door the minute Thursday gave way to Friday.  I was in the drawing room watching the last flickers of fire spring from the glowing embers in the fireplace.  A sad trumpet told sadder tales softly from the phonograph.  I heard the door and assumed it was Opie checking […]

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Summons

Adonis sent me a message asking me to meet him in Liège.  He has never requested me to join him anywhere before, nor do I particularly care to be summoned.  But, as is most things with Adonis, I am intrigued.  Why is he is Liège when he is supposed to be in London?  Why does he […]

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Château Habité

As the hour grows nigh at Place de Plume and the sun reluctantly releases its last grasp on the sky, darkness weaves across the Chateau’s vine-covered walls.  On this night, I have all the lights lit and all the windows latched.  The ancient trees call out as their naked branches dance with specters tripping across […]

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Down and Out

Today should prove interesting, to say the least.  I have a pounding headache and I am not entirely sure how to treat it; its cause could be myriad factors.  It is either the cold I have been suffering or the alcohol I consumed or the volume of the music from the party or the unfortunate […]

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Courting Trouble

Do you remember Romeo?  He’s still around, the little dickens, his eagerness is refreshing in a sea of entitlement.  But a little while ago he had scheduled a visit and mentioned he might have a friend in tow.  I thought nothing of it; after all, everyone is invited to Place de Plume – why not […]

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Much Ado

I have spent a great deal of time in the last few days avoiding discussions about the latest young sprite who did something shocking for the sake of being shocking. What amuses me most is the idea that this is a new tactic.  Heavens, when Evelyn Nesbit sat atop her first velvet swing, jaws everywhere […]

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No Kidding

I made the mistake of promising Supermom I would meet her in the City for lunch today.  It seemed like a good idea, I do adore Supermom and her husband Nate.  I had hoped Nate would join us but he needed to work, which just sounds so tiresome.  Supermom and Nate have been together forever; […]

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