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
2020.

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