Ghost and Rider

September 12, 2016 at 4:03 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, Ghost Story, Humour, International Intrigue, News, Science-Fiction, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , )

Ghost and Rider

Belvedere the ghost of the Ghost White Salamander who wasn’t being paid enough as a magician’s assistant to Salaman the Magician now worked as a reporter for The Times of London.

He had recently returned from Moscow where he had had a successful interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The shocking revelations of that interview had caused British Prime Minister Theresa May to accidently put cayenne pepper instead of brown sugar on her porridge for breakfast that morning at 10 Downing Street.

Her subsequent screams were even more shrill than when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took his shirt off upon meeting her a few days before and asked her if she wanted to pose for a selfie with him.

Now Belvedere had just read an article in The New York Times about a mysterious multi-billionaire who called himself Robur The Conquerer (after the Jules Verne character) who was plotting to fulfill a prophecy that American Scottish Rite Freemason Albert Pike was alleged to have made in a letter dated August 15th 1871 to Italian revolutionary leader Giuseppe Mazzini.

The letter allegedly prophesied 3 world wars and during the third and final war, Pike was alleged to have told Mazzini that the Zionist State of Israel and the Islamic states of the Middle East would destroy one another.

Of course many doubts had been expressed about the authenticity of the letter that Pike had supposedly written to Mazzini.

But whether the Pike-Mazzini letter was genuine or not, this mysterious Robur The Conquerer was hoping to make the prophecy of the Third World War described in the letter (whether genuine or forgery) come true.

“Such a madman must be stopped.”

Those were the final words that New York Times reporter Colin Halloway had written in his article before keeling over after eating a hot fudge sundae that had been heavily laced with polonium-210 an extremely lethal radioactive poison.

The milkshake bar and diner where Halloway had eaten the hot fudge sundae was now under investigation by the City of New York Food and Health Safety Department for possible unauthorized use of radioactive products in the kitchen.

Belvedere was wondering where he could get possible information about the mysterious Robur The Conquerer.

Suddenly the phone rang.

Belvedere had learned how to pick up earthly material based phones with his ghostly ghost white salamander arms after quite a lengthy number of attempts and failures before eventual success (For more information on the origins of Belvedere The Ghost White Salamander please read


So the Ghost White Salamander with great agility picked up the phone.

“Hello?” Belvedere spoke into the receiver.

“This is a friend,” said a voice on the other end.

“That’s nice to know,” Belvedere threw a package outside his office window that had written on it From An Enemy.

The package exploded when it hit the street below.

“I work as a parking lot attendant,” said the voice.

“Really? How much do you make?” asked Belvedere.

“Not much,” answered the voice, “my boss takes a large take even though he’s a millionaire. He owns several parking lots and apartment buildings all across the City of London.”

“How much does he charge for rent?” Belvedere asked.

The place the Ghost White Salamander was currently haunting was a bit too run down for his liking.

“I have no idea,” the voice answered, “but a friend of mine was going to rent a place of his until he discovered the sole window in the apartment was only six inches by six inches and looked out over a darkened alley.”

“That’s terrible,” Belvedere stated as he tried to eat a ghostly ectoplasm hot fudge sundae.

“It is,” agreed the voice, “what I’m calling about is either my boss is the mysterious Robur The Conquerer or he knows the mysterious Robur The Conquerer.”

Suddenly a loud crash could be heard from the other end of the phone.

“What was that?” A concerned Belvedere asked.

“My boss’ truck just crashed into one of the cars parked in the parking lot,” answered the voice.

“I can’t believe it,” another and a lot angrier voice could be heard in the background, “some idiot just phoned me on my cell phone and asked me what my postal code was.”

To be continued.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Saturday September 10th


  1. Ghost and Rider — Dracul Van Helsing – Vacation and travel said,

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  2. Nicholas C. Rossis said,

    You know, I once made the mistake of mentioning the possibility of Islam and Zionists destroying each other if they continue down the current path to a Jewish friend of mine (who’s also a spokesman in the IDF). Suffice to say he wasn’t amused. To his credit, he still speaks to me, though.

  3. Dracul Van Helsing said,

    Yes, I don’t imagine that remark would have gone over so well.

  4. Hyperion said,

    A sad and entirely believable scenario given the centuries of ill will in the neighborhood. A very interesting tale, Chris. Your fortune cookie given to you by the Dragon Sister at the Nanking Noodle Stand appears well founded.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Gotta love those Dragon Sister fortune cookies.

      • Hyperion said,

        There is always a surprise in a fortune cookie, especially if one mistakenly eats the cookie. More so, if one forgets to temove the fortune before the mastication takes place.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Confucius say, Man who do not follow this advice
        will end up as tomorrow’s special fried rice.

      • Hyperion said,

        Bwaaa haaa haaa! You get the special wonton soup with freshly tomatoed buns.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Idiot in Dragon Pearl Restaurant: Well, here’s my Won Ton soup.
        Where’s my tomatoed buns?

        Behind him, stands a Dragon Sister with a whip.

      • Hyperion said,

        And a new YouTube superstar is born as the smart phones rise to the occasion.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        LOL !

  5. shєrríє dє vαlєríα said,

    Ghost and Rider — Dracul Van Helsing – Vacation and travel … ???
    Oh, who is that? Sounds very much like the Salamander ghost appearing on WP.

    “This is a friend,” said a voice on the other end.
    “That’s nice to know,” Belvedere threw a package outside his office window that had written on it From An Enemy.
    The package exploded when it hit the street below … LOL
    I had to laugh so hard on this part – so classic!

    You made my day to laugh so much, Chris …

    I was extremely unhappy for the past 2 days now … *sigh*

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Sorry to hear you’re so unhappy, my dear friend.


      I hope things work out better for you soon.

      I’ve got some good news in my life at the moment after months of trials and tribulations.

      Social services here has got me into a new place of my own- a very nice townhouse.

      I’m moving in this weekend.

      I’ll be out of the homeless shelter.


      I’ve met a few nice people there- such as Steve the comic book writer and artist who created Enduroman- a great unpublished superhero!

      But there are a lot of alcoholics, drug addicts, drug pushers and criminals who hang out there so I’m glad to be out of there.

  6. Natasha Pea said,

    Witty and funny, great work Chris!

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