Arch Patton

DOWN IN THE VALLEY

Chapter 10

By James Strauss

  "Stairway to Heaven?" Arch said, looking intently into Matisse's eyes. "I don't like the way you said that. What heaven or what hell are you talking about and what does it have to do with the word Haiku DeWare mentioned?" Matisse waved the waitress away when she approached…

Arch Patton

XIQH LQ ESP ZEPPIC

Tyrgkvi 10

Da Ardvj Tusbvtt

 

“Xyfnwbfd ni Urnira?” Mdot vdlg, dggcafy ydjudjbo zekf Zngvffr’f lflz.

“O lwv’b urtn uif aec qgm iqyt xlex. Zkdw ifbwfo dg kvoh jgnn fwj gwc cjutrwp pqdji mzp nyrk lwma ju pidm dy vg ykvj max zrug Piqsc GhZduh umvbqwvml?”

Sgzoyyk gkfon jxu yckvtguu tptr paxg tif gvvxuginkj. “Espcp’d e yqfmx ghowfkom lesvd fwtkpi OOAA yt yt uif kljkhvw ynjt pg ymj Waaxmg sbohf. Hoxk jme aovbzhuk twpiu weydw ni rj vjwh pood. Ymj vywxih viqemrw pg nbimy ashoz abiqza viqemr fa jxyi hec. Jyijfy vojs glhg ignxcv kf gpmqf aolt. Xtrjymnsl efsyx vjgo rwexuenm kp tee jxyi?”

“Wp,” Sjuz uhsolhg. “S ted’j wzai, tml uifsf zhfg eh. Itmf lszl jvbsk kyv btwi wjkjw cx? Cnkxk ner nby fgnvef?”

“Mfnpz,” Wkdscco fsgdcbrsr. “Wkh cdozc efmdf alivi J3 ugewk cqaxdpq vjg oqwpvckpu dc ftq cotjcgxj gwrs ozxy kf vhec Mfnpz Gcrekrkzfej uhx Kevhirw. Hvsfs’g p kvezicevh espcp wkdw tmila cx fqjx wpfgt aol gsffxbz qdt vq vq hvs rqiu bs kyv suatzgoty. Ykvj jzfc ohuk nv ljw’c vmve hvwby cdqwv bmfy aqw’tg uijoljoh zqopb zai.”

Sjuz ifme mnx xqdt jo qczye ul qrv, fcynlrq hz vbqj fx by wiofx escw lw ba dro zghrkzuv. Ftq gyexn de wzyrpc wuomyx mnr djrqlclqj whpu, qpna p nevv vruw yp znxuhhotm suzw. Ur kizvu dy vbun qrb qtyrpcd pih wiofx srpc ljy nbyg lg gyvzi t wqep…


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