Footballers, Shepherds and Wise Men

December 23, 2019 at 11:11 pm (Christmas, Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, News, The Supernatural, Vampire novel)

Footballers, Shepherds and Wise Men

British MP Renfield R. Renfield was walking with his friends Amadeus Emanon and Angelique Dumont on the streets of London two nights before Christmas Day.

“So,” Amadeus remarked to Renfield, “Did you hear that Pope Francis recently met with a group of footballers (called soccer players in Canada and the U.S.) and asked them, “Don’t you guys have anything better to do than make the Sign of the Cross while playing the game?”.

“No doubt,” Renfield sipped his hot chocolate, “the demonic spirit guides who serve as advisors to Pope Francis get frightened off if they’re watching a football game and they see some players making the Sign of The Cross.”

“I suppose that’s it,” Amadeus put a £10 donation in a Salvation Army glass Christmas kettle.

“I’m sure,” Renfield made the same amount donation into the glass Christmas kettle, “that Pope Francis’ demonic spirit guides are never bothered by seeing anyone make the Sign of The Cross around Pope Francis’ papal apartments.”

“That’s probably true,” Amadeus nodded.

“Look, there’s an outdoor Christmas Nativity scene next to that church up ahead,” Angelique Dumont pointed.

The trio headed to the Nativity scene.

In the stable, one could see the figures of the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and the Baby Jesus.

Outside the stable were a group of shepherds kneeling.

Approaching a few feet away were the figures of the Wise Men riding their camels.

And just behind the fence of the Nativity scene were real live donkeys that members of the public could pet.

“Hello, little donkey,” Amadeus patted a donkey’s nose.

The donkey brayed contentedly.

“You always seem to get along well with animals,” Renfield noted.

Another donkey ate the flower in Renfield’s coat lapel.

“Well, at least he likes your flowers, Renfield,” Angelique laughed.

“It’s good that I’m appreciated in some fashion,” Renfield had to admit.

The trio headed off down the street as stars sparkled in the night sky.

Carrying a distant reminder of the night sky in Bethlehem many many years ago.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher 
Monday December 23rd


  1. George F. said,

    yea…that was many many years ago…but like last year to some…

  2. Jessica said,

    Don’t know anything about Footballers. But this is beautiful especially the melancholic end ❤

  3. Angelilie said,

    I really like your blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and very interesting blog. I’ll come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon. Happy Holidays.

  4. David Redpath said,

    Wise men today still follow Jesus😇

  5. Leonie M. said,

    Great post, I love your strategy of writing. I am learning a lot from you. Thank you for sharing.

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