Inside Magical Mystery Tour

February 23, 2020 at 11:36 pm (Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, Gothic, Gothic romance, Horror, International Intrigue, Mystery, Mystery/horror, Mythology, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Inside Magical Mystery Tourย 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was inside his greenhouse.

He was staring at the late Victorian/early Edwardian era antique mirror that stood in the place where his pot smoking and cannabis exhaling desert cactus plant Strawberry Fields Forever had once stood.

A mirror that reflected neither Justin’s image nor the area of the greenhouse around him.

For within its glass was the image of a closed rare and used book store at the intersection of a dark alley and desolate London street at night.

“Where’s my pot smoking cactus plant?” Justin asked, “I thought I was getting a pot smoking cactus plant called Magical Mystery Tour?”.

“Enter the mirror, stupid,” a voice from the bookshop inside the mirror spoke.

“Did you just tell me to enter the mirror?” Justin asked.

“Brilliant deduction,” the voice answered.

Justin walked into the mirror and found himself standing at the corner of desolate street and dark alley in London.

The only thing within his sight was the closed used book store.

Mist which smelled a lot like pot smoke filled the dark London street.

He decided to try to open the door of the closed book store that was called Tezcatlipoca’s Antiquarium and Rare Books.

Sure enough the door opened and a bell above the door rang indicating a customer was entering the shop.

The old shop owner who was a skeleton covered in cob webs looked up from the cob web and dust covered book he was reading called The Brothers Grimm Grimoire.

He got up to greet Justin and his skull fell off.

Whereupon the rest of his bones fell apart as well.

A volume called Old Yale University Alumni fell off one of the book shelves and landed on top of the skull and bones.

Justin walked to the back of the bookstore where he saw a pot of coffee brewing.

The pot of coffee was next to an antique mirror (much like the one in Justin’s greenhouse) except this mirror reflected the book shelves round about as well as Justin’s own image.

A bony finger emerged from inside the mirror and pointed at the coffee pot and an old ceramic cup bearing the image of what looked to be an old Aztec deity.

“Take and drink,” a voice inside the mirror commanded.

Justin poured himself a cup of coffee.

He added cream that he poured from a small statue of the Egyptian cow goddess Hathor.

He added sugar from packets of sugar marked Uncle Ernie’s Sugar Free Sugar that had the inscription at the back Aleister Crowley approved.

He used a skull insignia emblazoned spoon to stir the concoction.

He drank.

Justin then looked at the mirror and saw this image:

Countess Draculina in front of a castle on the West Coast of Scotland

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday February 23rd


  1. David Redpath said,

    Justin is certain to get more than
    he bargained for when he placed an
    order for a Magical Mystery Tour.
    And just like those poor tripped out
    hippies found out at Woodstock,
    when Uncle Enies offers you a sugar
    cube, just say NO! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿคฎ

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, just say NO.

      I like your emoji depiction of the stages of reaction of the Woodstock hippies to Uncle Ernie’s sugar cubes.

      • David Redpath said,

        But on the positive side, it was old
        Uncle Ernie’s LSD laced sugar cubes
        that inspired Pablo Picasso’s Cubist
        style of painting๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ”ณ ๐Ÿ”ฒ ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ
        Credit where credit is due ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        That picture of the guy who had his ear where his nose should have been and vice versa- the world can thank Uncle Ernie for that. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • David Redpath said,

        It’s called Experimental Chemical
        Vivisection. Thanks to Uncle Ernie,
        it was a big sensation in Spain, where
        he worked as a nude male model for
        the likes of Salvador Dali (only a
        surrealist artist could like what they
        saw then Uncle Ernie dropped his
        bath robe โ˜น๏ธ).

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        A surrealist eye for very abstract anatomy.๐Ÿง

  2. Hyperion said,

    I must say, I do like the flavor of this story. And Draculina, oh my! Justin is in deep sheep fertilizer with her. This has everything a reader with a dark gothic steampunk vampiric persona could want; a fem fatale with a hint of blood on her breast, mirror transportation, old bookstore, and Justin Truedope looking for a little toke to make it all go down smoothly. Bravo Bro! I hope weโ€™ll read more of this adventure.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you, Daniel. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, the adventure will continue.

      • Hyperion said,

        As always, each chapter is a stand-alone adventure with a vast repeating character list. Sometimes, I enjoy a chapter so much, I wish it would continue on but in your fresh and unique way.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thanks very much for the wonderful compliment, Daniel. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • Hyperion said,

        You earn every ounce of praise you get from your readers. You do an amazing job. Do you think you could use an iPhone 6? I may upgrade soon and wonโ€™t need my current one anymore. Be happy to ship it out to you if you can use it.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Oh, thank you very much, Daniel. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

        Yes, I could certainly use it. ๐Ÿ˜€

        I can’t use the new Facebook Messenger or the new What’sApp on my iPhone 4 because it’s considered an obsolete platform by the serpent in the tree gods at Apple now.

        I think you can still use them on iPhone 6.

      • Hyperion said,

        The Serpent has us by the dangling participles. Itโ€™s what happens when you bite the Apple. Iโ€™ll let you know when Iโ€™m shipping. Iโ€™ll try to do the switcharoo this weekend and let you know.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thanks very much, Daniel. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Hyperion said,

        You are very welcome Chris ๐Ÿ˜

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


  3. Kritika said,

    Uncle Ernies sugar works wonders. Enjoyed reading this chapter.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, Kritika. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, Uncle Ernie’s sugar cubes take people on trips that are way out of this world. ๐Ÿš€

      • Kritika said,

        I would like to have some for gifting purposes. Haha

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I’ll ask David to ask his Uncle Ernie to send some of his sugar cubes to people on your guest list. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

      • Kritika said,

        Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


  4. Jessica said,

    He smoked too much pot and that’s why he’s hallucinating. Maybe. ๐Ÿ˜‚ The photo of Draculina terrify me…

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, Justin has been definitely hallucinating. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Yes, I guess you don’t want to be running into Draculina on a dark night, Jessica. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      • Jessica said,

        I guess it’s okay… I’ll eat plenty of garlic and some other herb to make my blood taste bad ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Garlic is always good for warding off vampires and vampiresses. ๐Ÿ˜…

        As well as door-to-door salespeople. ๐Ÿคฃ

      • Jessica said,

        Then they will be staying away from my husband. He has 3 years experience of being door seller for books. Hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        They still have door-to-door sellers of books in Europe? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ


        That ended in Canada about 15 to 20 years ago.

      • Jessica said,

        No. This is no longer allow. He had this job about 30 years ago…

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, I thought the advent of the Internet had pretty well killed door-to-door booksales.

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