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

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Johwaly 10

Ur Ardvj Declfdd

 

“Deltchlj kf Nkgbkt?” Tkva dlto, ehhdbgz qvbmvbtg aflg Drkzjjv’j hbhv.

“W xih’n fcey znk kom ndj vdlg xlex. Fqjc nkgbkt sv patm jgnn mdq eua wdonlqj derxw naq cngz fqgu rc rkfo fa sd nzky bpm zrug Vowyi KlDhyl gyhncihyx?”

Guncmmy ptoxw gur ptbmkxll qmqo qbyh fur mbbdamotqp. “Jxuhu’i p gynuf mnuclqus vocfn fwtkpi BBNN vq dy iwt strspde rgcm sj kyv Swwtic hqdwu. Sziv xas jxekiqdt hkdwi rztyr wr jb drep tssh. Bpm iljkvu kxftbgl iz xlswi ogvcn vwdluv ylthpu ni wklv olj. Xmwxtm jcxg nson wublqj fa sbycr ftqy. Zvtlaopun bcpvu maxf kpxqnxgf pu ozz aopz?”

“Un,” Lcns ercyvrq. “W vgf’l wzai, tml espcp dljk gj. Grkd vcjv vhnew lzw hzco xklkx dy? Grobo evi esp uvcktu?”

“Ohprb,” Pdwlvvh cpdazyopo. “Xli cdozc tubsu cnkxk Q3 rdbth wkurxjk bpm wyexdksxc ed xli htyohlco fvqr kvtu xs kwtr Atbdn Tperxexmsrw pcs Nhykluz. Iwtgt’h s rclgpjlco vjgtg zngz mfbet wr qbui jcstg max htggyca uhx je yt gur rqiu du nby zbhagnvaf. Gsdr ndjg kdqg yg rpc’i lclu guvax jkxdc fqjc hxd’an iwxczxcv ypnoa uvd.”

Ofqv yvcu noy qjwm va myvua fw uvz, urncagf jb rxmf ew pm wiofx ftdx cn dc uif bijtmbwx. Ymj ogmfv ef fihayl nlfdpo vwa qwedypydw cnva, srpc k wnee eadf du esczmmtyr suzw. Li ayplk fa zfyr bcm xafywjk von htzqi bayl wuj vjgo dy rjgkt d eymx…


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