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Otherplaces – Derhallow Square (A to Z Challenge, D)

4 April, 2012

Coming of out the alley, I found it.  A collection of odd shops, strange restaurants and a sad little street market.  The lighting was ancient and their were no vehicles around.  As I was in a hurry, I only took time to stop in the bookshop, purchased the first thing that caught my eye and left.  Since then, I have never been able to find my way back.

Derhallow Square

The square if vehicles were allowed

Like this place

There is little to distinguish this square from any other square in an old city or town, an open area, a statue, shops and restaurants all facing the square.  The building are all of antique style, nothing seems to have been build more recently than a century ago  and most are older.  While none of the building seem to be in excellent repair, none are falling apart.

The shops are filled with a variety of goods appropriate to their type, but the deeper you go into the store, the odder things become.  A fishing shop may have whaling harpoons, mermaid bait and guides to sea monsters behind the perfectly normal rack of rods and lures.  The bookshop has piles of out of date best sellers and mysteries in the front along with newspapers from across the globe. But in the back are misprinted and obscure books, photo albums, and stranger works.

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