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Title: The Arrow Affair
Fandom: Who Killed Cock Robin? (Fairytales and Folktales)
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Words: 2,800
Summary: When Thomas "Cock" Robin is murdered in an unusual fashion, Inspector Rousette must follow the trail that leads to the murderer.
Author's Note: Based on the traditional nursery rhyme Who Killed Cock Robin? and this retelling. Written for [community profile] once_upon_fic as a treat for [personal profile] evilmuffins, who said "I'd love to see this framed as a Victorian murder mystery, with the animal characters being represented as humans instead." This ended up set in the 1920s, as I'm more familiar with those stories (and owe a great debt here to Josephine Tey's Inspector Grant), but I hope satisfies the desire to see this retold in something like the form of an English Country House Murder Mystery. Thanks to my usual beta.

Inspector Rousette pulled back the sacking and surveyed the body with a keen eye. )
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Title: The Midnight Cat
Fandom: The Boy Who Drew Cats (Fairytales and Folktales)
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Words: 1580
Summary: Tōyō discovers why he's never seen his drawings come to life before—and how to summon his cats to him again.
Author's Note: Written for [community profile] once_upon_fic for [personal profile] silveradept and based on this version of the traditional folktale. Some versions of the tale suggest the boy in the story was the noted artist Sesshū Tōyō.

Thanks to [personal profile] scribblesinink for the beta.

The morning sun was shining on the cats Tōyō had drawn.... )

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