Aphrodite, Los Angeles and The Munich Agreement

January 30, 2022 at 10:57 pm (Detective story, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, Mythology, News, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

It was the evening of Thursday September 29th 1938.

The Greek goddess Aphrodite was waiting in the apartment of Los Angeles Private Eye Carson Cody Albion.

Aphrodite had hired Albion to find the giant sea shell from which she had been born on the island of Cyprus.

The sea shell had been stolen from the Paphos Museum on the island of Cyprus last year.

Rumour had it that it had been stolen on the orders of a Hollywood producer.

Aphrodite waiting for Carson Cody Albion Private Eye

“Did you find my birth shell?” Aphrodite asked Albion.

“I did,” Albion took off his trench coat and fedora hat, “David O. Selznick had the shell cut up and turned into pearl earrings. So I’m afraid all the bits of your shell are now gone with the wind.”

“But my birth shell was a cockle shell and not an oyster shell,” Aphrodite pointed out.

“Really?” Albion blinked, “I think Selznick better have the prescription checked on his glasses.”

The Greek goddess Aphrodite had the radio on.

“An agreement has been signed in Munich between Germany, France, Italy and Britain handing the Sudetenland over from Czechoslovakia to Germany. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain called the Munich Agreement “Peace in our time.” The Czechoslovak government naturally protested the deal. Germany’s Fuhrer Adolf Hitler referred to the Czechoslovak government as a small fringe minority with unacceptable views.”

“I imagine my pen pal in the William Shakespeare Appreciation Society won’t be so happy about this,” Albion poured both Aphrodite and himself some martinis.

“Who’s your pen pal in the William Shakespeare Appreciation Society?” Aphrodite asked as she took the martini.

“A backbench British Conservative MP who once served as a a cabinet minister in both Liberal and Conservative cabinets,” Albion answered, “A fellow by the name of Winston Churchill. A person who actually does his own research and doesn’t believe everything the government and the media tells him.”

Albion squeezed the hell out of a lemon and then threw it in the garbage.

“Holy Don Quixote,” Albion noted, “That’s one sour fruit.”

The garbage can was below an old CN Rail poster from Canada.

“Churchill?” Aphrodite sipped her martini.

“His opponents call him a conspiracy theorist,” Albion noted, “for believing that the German Nazi Party wants to conquer and rule the world.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday January 30th


  1. Giannis Pit said,

    I traveled beautifully with the writing of your imagination and this time. Have a good month.

  2. Tanya said,

    How can you remember so much… mythology+ politics +current affairs=uniqueness. I’m always wondering 💭

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      I happen to have an excellent memory that way, Tanya.

      I remember a lot of history, mythology, politics and current affairs.

      When I was a kid, they used to publish a series of comic books called Classics Illustrated Comics which put the great classics of History, Literature and Mythology in comic book form.

      I read all those when I was 3 and 4 years old.

      And I’ve been reading and studying those subjects ever since.

      • Tanya said,

        I can see that your memory is very good. On the contrary I can’t remember much esp. names…
        I used to be fond of comics too and studied literature but I feel capitalism and commercialism have taken over such fine disciplines.
        Are you planning to write any novel or book?

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        I have self-published two books on Amazon.

        A Sherlock Holmes fan fiction novel called The Giant Rat of Sumatra.

        And a vampire novel called The Vampiress With Amnesia.

      • Tanya said,

        Cool, I’ve ordered The Vampiress with Amnesia from Amazon . I’ll read and leave a review.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thank you so much, Tanya. 🙏🏻

        I really appreciate that. 😇

      • Tanya said,

        My pleasure Drac, once I read, I’ll do a review. I’ll order other book of yours after I read this, often I buy books in bulk and end up reading none.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Looking forward to reading your review. 😀

      • Tanya said,

        Sure I’ll let you know once I put in my review 👍

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thanks. 🙂

  3. Hyperion said,

    History appears to be repeating itself, again. 😬

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