Lepardia Marango and The Outdoor Concert

August 8, 2019 at 10:57 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , )

Lepardia Marango and The Outdoor Concert

Lepardia Marango the cultural attaché at the South African Embassy in London checked how she looked before heading out to an outdoor concert at Saint James’ Park in the City of Westminster, central London.

The outdoor concert was being put on by the VW Love Bug Herbies a group of Beatles impersonators.

The concert was to commemorate today’s 50th anniversary of the most famous record cover album photo ever taken – Iain MacMillan’s famous photo of the original Fab Four walking across Abbey Road for the cover of their Abbey Road record album.

Lepardia headed out into the night.

She was to meet British MP Renfield R. Renfield (the Deputy Foreign Secretary In Charge of Geopolitical Intelligence Gathering) at the concert to compare intelligence notes from their respective governments on what was happening in Hong Kong.

Both Lepardia and Renfield had come to the conclusion that the mysterious creature Cthulhu (first mentioned in H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories) and the Black Dragon (supernatural entity advisor to China’s paramount leader Xi Jinping) were both battling for control of Hong Kong as part of each supernatural creature’s geopolitical plan for control of the South China Sea and eventually the entire South Pacific region.

Lepardia arrived at the concert just in time to hear the VW Love Bug Herbies sing “She loves me yeah, yeah, yeah…”

She noticed the Greek god Ares seizing the placard of someone dressed like a 1960s hippy.

The placard read Make Love Not War which was also the motto of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous early 1970s Montreal anti-war sit-in and love-in as it was dubbed at the time.

Ares ripped the placard to shreds.

Canadian vampire hunter Dracul Van Helsing noticed the commotion.

He approached the Greek war deity and said, “Hey, Ares, your shoelace is untied.”

Ares (who was wearing Greek sandals) looked down.

That was when Dracul Van Helsing kicked Ares full force in the head.

The war Olympian was knocked unconscious.

Van Helsing noticed Lepardia Marango and waved.

She approached him, “Nice touch using that old “Your shoelace is untied” routine especially on someone wearing sandals.”

“It’s like I commented on someone’s blog tonight,” Van Helsing smiled, “Ares wasn’t exactly the brightest apple on Mount Olympus.”

“Do you know where Renfield is?” Lepardia asked.

“He’ll be here in another hour or so,” Van Helsing replied, “He’s currently interrogating a member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s janitorial and cleaning maintenance team.”

“That means he might be gone for a while,” Lepardia noted.

“Care to dance?” Van Helsing held out his hand.

“Does this mean, Van Helsing,” Lepardia smiled, “that you want to hold my hand?”.

“It does,” Van Helsing smiled back.

“Well, then, Strawberry Fields Forever,” Lepardia took his hand.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Thursday August 8th


  1. Hyperion said,

    I certainly would approve of Mlle Marango wearing my skin, spots and all. The fact that Stes was at the faux Beatles concert to harass hippies proves he was a controversial god; however, it does seem he has outlived, outwitted, and outplayed all the other Olympians. 😆

    • Hyperion said,

      Ares not Stes. Hmmmm methinks there was mysterious interference.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        WordPress gremlins under the tutelage of Loki.

      • Hyperion said,

        Yes! By Cerberus, that’s it. 😬

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, human beings seem to prefer war (Ares) to wisdom (Athena).

      And these days they don’t seem to go for good music and the arts(Apollo) but rather chaotic orgiastic music and art (Dionysus).

      Instead of Hera, most women in America go for Hecate the goddess of witchcraft.

      And then there’s the occasional politician like Bill Clinton and Donald Trump who try to equal Zeus’ record for serial infidelity.

      • Hyperion said,

        All true Chris. The comparison is very apt and it makes me wonder a bit about the gods still getting their freak on in the form of many a hominid bent to their way of doing things. Just don’t bend over to tie your shoe at the park if the swans are out and about.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes just on the off-chance that Zeus decides to turn early 21st Century and become one with the LGBTQ community.

      • Hyperion said,

        It will be your Swan song if you don’t stay on your toes! 😬

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