Marie Persephone Duvalier

August 9, 2020 at 11:13 pm (Espionage, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, painting, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , )

Marie Persephone Duvalier

“Marie Persephone Duvalier,” said Belvedere the Ghost White Salamander reporter for The Times of London.

“You’ve heard of her?” Dashwood Forrest the owner and curator of The Dashwood Forrest Art Gallery in London approached the ghost of the ghostly white little amphibian.

“I have been researching her,” Belvedere answered, “Who painted this picture?.”

“Enrique Gomez a Cuban artist,” Dashwood replied, “Originally a supporter of Castro’s Revolution, he turned against it. He was one of the Cubans recruited by G. Gordon Liddy to work for the White House Plumbers during the Richard M. Nixon Presidency. Alas! Poor Enrique! He found out too late that you shouldn’t screw a lightbulb into a light socket with the power still on especially if your hands are still wet from fixing an overflowing toilet in a bathroom in the Watergate Hotel. His funeral was held a few days later in Miami. Nixon resigned before he could posthumously award Enrique the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

“A very good artist,” Belvedere studied the painting, “A better artist than plumber-electrician obviously. He’s certainly captured Miss Duvalier’s spirit and personality.”

“Who was Marie Persephone Duvalier?” Dashwood asked.

“Well,” Belvedere took a spectral tobacco pipe out of his press kit and lit it, “She was a spy and secret agent. But her cover was that of a singer in some of Havana’s best night spots and night clubs before Fidel Castro seized power and, acting like a health expert in the time of Covid, put an end to all the fun.”

“Who was she a spy for?” Dashwood inquired.

“Britain’s MI-6,” Belvedere answered, “Her most famous assignment (still unknown to the world at large) was to stop Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista from granting a casino licence to the Nazi vampire Franz Kohler who was an officer of the SS Ahnenerbe Occult Bureau. Kohler was hoping to use the profits and proceeds from the casino to help pay for the emergence of a global Neo-Nazi Army. Kohler, who had come down with the world’s first known (but totally unpublicized) case of Covid-19 as a result of hanging around with the wrong sort of bats (his diary recounting this was discovered by the Chinese Ministry of State Security who passed on the relevant information to the Wuhan Institute of Virology) was unable to come to Havana to seal the deal personally. Instead he sent his vampire assistant to seal the deal with Batista. The assistant was named Col. Otto Klein Fink.”

. . .

Col. Otto Klein Fink was shaving in his Havana hotel bathroom getting ready for his nighttime meeting with Cuban President Fulgencio Batista.

There was a knock at the door.

And standing there was a very beautiful woman.

“Wow,” Col. Fink was impressed, “Aren’t you Marie Persephone Duvalier?”.

Col. Fink had watched her sing last night in the hotel lounge.

“I am,” she smiled at him, “I’ve ordered dinner for the two of us. Steak and lobster.”

“Wonderful,” Col. Fink smiled.

The hotel waiter wheeled a white cloth napkin covered table into the room which was loaded with silver platters.

He then left.

“I’ll give you your steak,” Marie Duvalier smiled.

She lifted the silver platter and grabbed a wooden stake from the tray and plunged it into Col. Fink’s heart.

“I can’t believe I fell for that,” Col. Fink sighed before crumbling into dust.

The lobster (that was still uncooked) crawled off the table, out the door, down the stairs, out the lobby door, down various streets and eventually back into the sea (where one of his progeny would become Michelangelo the Psychic Lobster of Set Enterprises).

Marie Persephone Duvalier then left for home.

As Marie walked down the street, she passed Enrique Gomez’s street studio.

“Miss Duvalier, hold that pose,” Enrique begged.

Marie bravely held that same pose for the next several hours.

The only problem was that at one point the wind died down.

So Marie’s hair ceased blowing.

Enrique solved that problem by getting an American gentleman (who was a CIA agent under cover unbeknownst to Gomez) to get an electric fan with a long extension cord and to hold it to continue blowing Marie’s hair while he finished the painting.

At one point in the early morning, a Havana taxi cab drove by splashing water from a small pot hole on to the American CIA gentleman holding the electric fan.

The CIA agent’s funeral would be held in Miami a few days later.

And as for the electric fan with the long extension cord, it was a write-off.

But at least Enrique Gomez had finished his painting of the beautiful Marie Persephone Duvalier.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday August 9th


  1. Kritika said,

    Hahah the uncooked lobster jumped from the plate and ran away.
    The electric fan with a long extension cord. hahaha

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  3. Jessica E. Larsen said,

    Wow I love this painting. And what a brave woman she is. I guess a lot of undercover women are hiding under the light, which is actually one of the best place if you think about it. A double edge sword though.

    Did Nixon really planned to give him that posthumously award? Aw too sad it never happen ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Both Maria Persephone Duvalier and Enrique Gomez are figments of my imagination and fictional characters.

      While it is historically true that G. Gordon Libby recruited some anti-Castro Cubans to join the White House Special Investigative Unit nicknamed the White House Plumbers that existed during the Nixon White House years, Enrique Gomez wasn’t one of them.

      • Jessica E. Larsen said,

        Just when I decided to stop calculating which are fictions and what aren’t… you went ahead and fool me. I was sure they were real existing characters (except for needing the fan) Huhuhu ๐Ÿ˜ญ Oh well it was a fun read ๐Ÿ˜„

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Although it is a wonderful compliment for me, Jessica. ๐Ÿ˜€

        The fact that I have the ability to create characters that my readers think are actually real people.

        So thanks for the compliment. ๐Ÿ˜

      • Jessica E. Larsen said,

        Haha ๐Ÿ˜€ you’re most welcome. โค

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


  4. David Redpath said,

    Iโ€™m a big fan of Enrique Gomez ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    One of Cubaโ€™s more obscure artists.
    Unlike Enrique Gomez de Molina, a
    renowned Cuban sculptor.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      I just thought I made that name up.

      Anyhow I googled Enrique Gomez de Molina when you mentioned it and discovered there was such an individual.

      And the really frightening part is that one of the animals he sculpted in the images shown showed up as an animal in a dream I had several years ago.

      A dream so vivid, I remember it today.

      I was standing with a fellow who was one of my best friends back in High School.

      We were standing in a parking lot in a world that had been hit by a pandemic.

      Anyways 5 or 6 of these creatures started hopping into the parking lot and killed everybody in the parking lot except my friend and me.

      I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      • David Redpath said,

        The collective unconsciousness is
        strong with you, Chris. I too seem
        to recieve most of my inspiration
        when fully unconscious ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ค
        Enrique Gomez de Molina is well
        known for his weird and wonderful
        creature. I think he also did the
        occasional make over for Cuba’s
        political leaders.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, his animals look to be very interesting.

        Sort of animal hybrids- animals mixed with one another of diifferent species.

        Like I’ve had Dr. Cadbury Rocher create over the years.

        The creature I saw that Enrique Gomez de Molina had created that appeared in my dream appeared in a vampire novel chapter under the name Camelamaroo – a creature that was part camel, part llama and part kangaroo.

        The interesting thing is I had Dr. Rocher create them for Robur Pike a Havana based global billionaire (who’s a Neo-Nazi operating behind the scenes).

        Love how you get your best inspiration when fully unconscious as well. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ค

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