Stars and Stripes Lowered On The Potomac and The Flying Dutchman Views The Twilight’s Last Gleaming

January 19, 2021 at 11:54 pm (Folklore, Geopolitics and International Relations, Ghost Story, History, International Intrigue, News, Politics, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , )

The ghost of Abraham Lincoln stood solemn and silent beneath the Lincoln Memorial.

25,000 armed troops paraded up and down the streets of Washington DC.

Armed fences and barbed wire and barricades and guard dogs and great seachlights.

Red zones and green zones.

The scene more reminiscent of the capital of a Third World totalitarian dictatorship than the bastion of democracy.

Lincoln watched sadly as the ghost of Ulysses S. Grant commander of the Union Army lowered a Supernatural (invisible to the mortal human eye) Stars and Stripes flag down a mast.

The flag stopped and flew at half mask down a pole.

The ghosts of Josef Stalin and Mao Tse-tung then raised a Supernatural Hammer and Sickle flag (invisible to the mortal human eye) half-way up the mast on another flag pole along the Potomac.

Tomorrow at 12 noon, the handover would be complete.

The Supernatural Stars and Stripes flag would then be lowered to the ground.

And the Supernatural Hammer and Sickle flag would be raised to the top of its flag pole.

. . .

Off the East Coast of the United States of America, the ship known to history and to folklore as the Flying Dutchman sailed into the cove of a small fishing village on the American Atlantic shoreline.

Captain Hendrick Van der Decken stood on deck and watched as the Stars and Stripes flag was lowered on the village flag pole.

This happened at the twilight’s last gleaming.

But there was no rocket’s red glare.

Only the sound of mermaids splashing as they swam away from a land they no longer seemed to recognize.

And a powerful and dense mist descended upon the entire village and its flagpole.

Almost as if indicating in some strange mysterious mystical fashion…

… the flag was not still there.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday January 19h


  1. graham mcquade said,

    Well with 25,000 there. they’ll have a good crowd.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, Graham, it will be the only crowd. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜…

      Since no one is allowed to attend the Inauguration except those who are being sworn in.

  2. Kritika said,

    Awesome read.

  3. Seoul Sister said,

    Mysterious and beautifully sad 😒

  4. David Redpath said,

    Captain Hendrick Van der Decken
    could perhapsΒ do with a damn good
    scrubbing. It always seems to do
    wonders for Captain Jack Sparrow.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      He could definitely use it if he happens to meet Ava Gardner dressed as Pandora.

      Time to look shaved and scrubbed and well dressed and put on that James Mason like charm.

  5. David Redpath said,

    That’s the way to get thee
    to a scrubbery 😎 πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

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