Semiramis and Dracul Van Helsing: A Place In The Sun

April 12, 2019 at 10:56 pm (Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, Mythology, News, Romance, Spy Tales, Technology, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , )

Semiramis the former Queen of Babylon with General Alberto Alfonso Diega

The year was 1948.

And Semiramis was in a certain part of the globe standing alongside General Alberto Alfonso Diega the Deputy Foreign Minister in Generalissimo Francisco Franco’s Spain.

Semiramis had helped Franco’s Spanish Nationalists defeat the Spanish Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.

As such Ernest Hemingway in his 1940 novel For Whom The Bell Tolls never bothered to mention her by name in retaliation for her efforts.

Semiramis, although a fan of John Donne’s poetry and even some of Hemingway’s other writings, didn’t really care.

She feared that if the Spanish Republicans won the Civil War in Spain, the Stalinists would emerge victorious out of all the Republican factions.

She found Stalin to be a boorish and savage little brute.

In this respect, her judgment was more sound than that of many foreign policy advisors in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administration.

And now on this day General Diega and some of his men served as her bodyguards at a particular site.

Unknown to the Spanish troops but known to Semiramis, the site was the location of Alexander the Great’s tomb.

In her hand, Semiramis held a watch to see which time traveler showed up first.

Semiramis holds a watch in her hand.

Meanwhile Franz Kohler of the Nazi SS Ahnenerbe Occult Bureau was on a wild goose chase having been fed faulty information by allies of Canadian vampire hunter Dracul Van Helsing.

The wild goose chase had taken him to a flock of wild geese on Beaverhill Lake near Tofield, Alberta, Canada.

“Damn!” Kohler sneezed as he had a severe allergy to wild geese.

Next Kohler found himself in a Classical Music LP Record warehouse.

He went up to a Terminator robot that looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In his hand, Kohler held a slip of paper with the code word question.

He spoke to the futuristic robot.

“Excuse me, where can I find the Brandenburg Concertos?” Kohler asked the Terminator.

“Aisle B, Bach,” the Terminator replied.

As Kohler went off to discover the explosive LP that would explode in the SS officer’s face, Dracul Van Helsing arrived in time to claim the watch from Semiramis.

“You have won, Van Helsing,” she smiled at him.

And under a beautiful night sky, Semiramis revealed her secrets to Van Helsing including the location of Alexander the Great’s tomb.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Friday April 12th


  1. George F. said,

    Just hysterical and as always, historically accurate. Stalin was a tough and boorish brute.

  2. velvetscreams said,

    Great one draculπŸ‘

  3. annieasksyou said,

    I don’t know why no one ever thought of a wild goose chase leading to wild geese before, but to the best of my knowledge, you’re the first.
    Great fun, Christopher.

  4. Jessica said,

    I have no historical knowledge but it’s Spain! I love anything that involved countries that I live in ❀ Oh but it's a great read.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      You once lived in Spain for a while eh, Jessica?

      I’d like to visit Spain someday. ❀

      • Jessica said,

        I currently live in Spain. Been living here since 2004 πŸ™‚ Although I feel that Spain was better some years ago, you should definitely visit.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Oh, I thought you lived in Norway for some reason.

        I guess Spain is a lot warmer than Norway.

      • Jessica said,

        Haha probably because I mentioned my Norwegian husband. We take a lot of long vacations in Scandinavian countries πŸ™‚

        It isn’t always the case you know, in summer it could really hot you feel like moving out of your skin. πŸ˜‚

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


        That really would be hot.

        Probably like parts of Canada’s Arctic.

        Which some parts do get really hot in the summer. πŸ˜₯

      • Jessica said,

        It depends. Norwegian summer is unpredictable. Sometimes it feels like Spring. But it was around July last year when the temperature rise up to 39 degrees Celsius.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I remember the late great actor and director Orson Welles once made a humorous radio commercial about frozen peas growing in the ground in Norway in mid-summer. πŸ˜‚

      • Jessica said,

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I have no idea who Orson Welles but that joke sure is funny.

  5. Jessica said,

    Btw, I’m not sure if you post stuff like awards but I nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award ^_^

  6. David Redpath said,

    A little heads up (as the ancient Macedonians
    would say) Dracul. Alexander the Great’s tomb
    would be the nicely decorated one 😎

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