Aphrodite and The Smoking Gun

May 11, 2022 at 9:38 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, Mythology, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , )

“But I thought he was immortal, I swear,” the Greek goddess Aphrodite protested to the hotel detective after she realized that she had shot and killed a mortal.

“That Thor is such a creep,” the Greek goddess Aphrodite complained to the Greek goddess Athena in the tea room of the St. James’ Court Hotel in London.

“Having such a high testosterone level, he does seem to have difficulty taking no for an answer,” Athena admitted who had once been pestered for a date with Thor until she whacked him with his own hammer Mjolnir.

Sitting next to the goddess duo was a a young nerd Dr. Sterling Rocher (who would become the father of Set Enterprises’ chief scientist in the 21st Century Dr. Cadbury Rocher).

The year was 1957.

The month May.

It would be another 6 months before the USSR would launch Sputnik.

The place London.

“Excuse me,” Dr. Sterling Rocher cleared his throat, “I couldn’t help overhearing. I’m currently working on a gun whose bullets can lessen the sex drive of a god.”

“Really?” Said Athena, “What a curious thing to be working on.”

“I’m doing it on behalf of a client,” Dr. Sterling Rocher explained.

He didn’t mention the fact that he was developing it on behalf of the Greek goddess Hera who was hoping to use it on her husband Zeus.

“I was wanting to run a test on it,” Dr. Sterling Rocher sipped his tea, “Perhaps I could give it to you to use on Thor.”

“Do you have the gun with you?” Aphrodite asked.

“I do,” Rocher handed the gun to her, “I imagine Thor if he arrives at your hotel room door will have shapeshifted into somebody else.”

That night as Athena prepared to go out to attend a concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the noted singer William Bellhurst was returning to his hotel room.

Alas he went to the wrong room but his key seemed to work on opening the door.

He opened the door, went in (for the room looked identical to his own) and went and poured himself a drink.

Bellhurst went into the bedroom.

Athena entered the bedroom from the bathroom where she had been getting ready.

She saw Bellhurst and assumed it was Thor.

She pulled the Sterling Rocher gun out of her purse and fired.

Bellhurst fell dead to the floor with gaping bullet hole wounds and blood slowly oozed on to the carpet.

The hotel detective arrived in the room after hearing the gunshots.

Aphrodite stood there with gun in hand and Bellhurst lay dead on the floor behind her.

“But I thought he was immortal, I swear,” the Greek goddess Aphrodite protested to the hotel detective after she had shot and killed a mortal.

It just so happened that Eir the Norse valkyrie in charge of healing was staying in the next room.

Eir managed to use her skills to bring William Bellhurst back from the dead.

As for Thor he had currently moved on to a new conquest.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Wednesday May 11th



  1. Hyperion said,

    I’m always intrigued by literary coincidence as it follows the same synchronicity of our conscious lives. Did Thor keep his hammering skills intact by coincidence or was it the Fates weaving with cheeky intent?

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      That’s an excellent question, Daniel.

      When mythologies collide, who holds the upper hand? 🤔

      • Hyperion said,

        Wouldn’t it be fun if we mere mortals determined the outcomes?

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It would be great fun indeed. 😂

      • Hyperion said,

        I have a few cheeky suggestions on how to change the fictional deity dynamic. I think a particular otter as head of the deity counsel will add some real life to this earthly party.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        An excellent idea, Daniel. 👍🏻

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