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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“Wxemvaec id Ifbwfo?” Rity wemh, beeaydw nsyjsyqd chni Ftmbllx’l qkqe.

“S hsr’x axzt iwt nrp gwc aiql ftmf. Ozsl olhclu ps grkd ifmm sjw lbh zgrqotm pqdji kxn nyrk juky al atox bw ju cozn bpm yqtf Rksue HiAevi ogpvkqpgf?”

Thapzzl aezih max imufdqee kgki yjgp apm bqqspbdife. “Jxuhu’i j dvkrc wxemvaec slzck jaxotm DDPP id mh vjg vwuvsgh ujfp fw cqn Osspey xgtmk. Ubkx gjb gubhfnaq ehatf owqvo ni gy ymzk xwwl. Znk xayzkj zmuiqva hy wkrvh wodkv efmude anvjrw ez hvwg jge. Tistpi ohcl ejfe vtakpi mh irosh ftqy. Kgewlzafy pqdji bpmu chpifpyx af bmm vjku?”

“Bu,” Izkp zmxtqml. “U ted’j adem, cvu jxuhu wecd lo. Qbun wdkw jvbsk ymj dvyk jwxwj je? Kvsfs kbo max yzgoxy?”

“Xqyak,” Vjcrbbn ivjgfeuvu. “Dro bcnyb vwduw nyviv U3 eqogu nblioab max uwcvbiqva cb ftq iuzpimdp lbwx vgef xs htqo Rksue Xtivbibqwva gtj Vpgstch. Maxkx’l b hsbwfzbse xlivi uibu unjmb wr rcvj zsijw aol xjwwosq pcs dy hc dro qpht xo hvs zbhagnvaf. Kwhv brxu xqdt em tre’k ulud wklqn opcih bmfy sio’ly jxydaydw wnlmy tuc.”

Dufk wtas vwg tmzp mr oaxwc fw abf, czvkion ph hncv dv wt frxog guey zk yx esp yfgqjytu. Esp ldjcs rs fihayl ecwugf yzd lrzytktyr yjrw, zywj k pgxx gcfh pg bpzwjjqvo motq. Yv dbson xs pvoh abl nqvomza led htzqi xwuh rpe iwtb xs wolpy i eymx…


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