Welcome to Stories Under Paris

There are more than 300 stations in the Paris Métro. They are named for artists, writers, battles, châteaux, bridges, politicians, and events. But that’s just in the real world… Enter Stories Under Paris to discover the untold tales that dwell beneath the surface of Paris – one story for every Métro Station.

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September 7, 2017

Today’s story isn’t so much a story as a poem, and isn’t so much a poem as a picture book.  But one which got out of hand and is probably twice as long as a picture book would normally be.  Madeline Grows Up is a story for Madeleine station, and in it, we see Madeline and her friends deciding what they want to do with their lives.  It’s fairly light and soothing, because sometimes, that’s what we need!

If you are in the mood for poetry, I’ve dabbled in more serious poetry at Bastille station with The Right to Mount the Scaffold.  There is also poetry of a sort at Jasmin station with The Blind Girl of Castel Cuillè: A choose-your-own-adventure poem. If you like sequels to picture books, The Little Fox follows the adventures of the pilot and the fox after the end of Saint Exupery’s The Little Prince.

And if you are just in the mood for a bit of silliness, take a look at the tourist brochure (with warnings for mythology) that can be found at Montparnasse-Bienvenüe, or the HR notes on candidates for the crown at Couronnes.

A list of all my stories can be found on the Index page, so if you haven’t checked that out yet, go give it a look!  It includes information on genre, and any content warnings, if there are themes that might bother you.

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