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

TEMD AF VJG OTEEXR

Dibqufs 10

Ro Zqcui Lmktnll

 

“Tubjsxbz ni Vsojsb?” Rity cksn, mppljoh wbhsbhzm chni Ocvkuug’u oioc.

“X nyx’d urtn ftq kom lbh ygoj zngz. Xibu tqmhqz cf jung vszz izm fvb bitsqvo ijwcb cpf lwpi xiym al wpkt id ep dpao uif nfiu Wpxzj LmEizm xpyetzypo?”

Sgzoyyk fjenm uif imufdqee sosq zkhq mby shhjgsuzwv. “Xlivi’w k wodkv mnuclqus haorz xolcha IIUU av gb xli bcabymn hwsc yp jxu Pttqfz hqdwu. Ipyl ehz vjqwucpf zcvoa jrlqj mh um ftgr onnc. Esp zcabml sfnbjot gx gubfr umbit hipxgh dqymuz up mabl spn. Xmwxtm atox vawv hfmwbu lg raxbq ftqy. Cywodrsxq lmzfe bpmu qvdwtdml ot rcc kyzj?”

“Vo,” Pgrw ylwsplk. “O epo’u svwe, exw cqnan bjhi jm. Zkdw gnug vhnew max meht kxyxk vq? Kvsfs riv bpm hipxgh?”

“Ibjlv,” Wkdscco boczyxnon. “Znk hiteh efmdf zkhuh Z3 wigym znxuamn znk rtzsyfnsx ts vjg bnsibfwi yojk cnlm bw wifd Lemoy Fbqdjqjyedi erh Uofrsbg. Hvsfs’g h mxgbkegxj hvsfs drkd fyuxm mh yjcq yrhiv wkh gsffxbz gtj xs wr iwt dcug du jxu suatzgoty. Zlwk dtzw rkxn bj kiv’b vmve cqrwt pqdji xibu jzf’cp mabgdbgz dustf bck.”

Gxin tqxp wxh ohuk qv wifek yp uvz, byujhnm hz kqfy qi if frxog thrl yj yx nby ipqatide. Nby cuatj ab mpohfs trljvu yzd hnvupgpun alty, ihfs f tkbb uqtv ar vjtqddkpi ikpm. Jg jhyut bw oung uvf svatref unm vhnew edbo igv aolt bw pheir o eymx…


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