The next episode of the fur-riendly veggie werewolf travelling Europe to an X-Files theme in the third of a trilogy pioneering the totally new and original genre of web maps fantasy travelling fiction, like a literary version of Pokémon, leaves Moldova, as the werewolf and Zdob și Zdub allies goodies travel for a final confrontation with the vampire baddies.
Vampires of Energy Soul
The New York Dolls represent the baddies, but that has nothing to do with the way I view them. The vampires do represent the people I feel feeding off me and my writing though; those I view in a negative, blood-sucking way, trying to use me to advance themselves, like Dastardly and Muttley still in my life, and many that are now out of view.
Anyway, it’s Samhain/Halloween, so I hope you all have nice spiritual thoughts and fun, witch-ever/whichever way you’re celebrating. This episode isn’t very relevant really, just travelling to Transnistra with comedy wordplay, and On The Road to battle of the bands war movie references.
Chapter 4 Episode 16
Bucharest was to the south-west, but we set off to the south-east. Our Zdob și Zdub
leaders said they thought the New York Dolhascas vampires would expect us to cross the border into Romania on the E581, and probably to overnight in Vama Albita.
Travelling to Transnistria
So we were going to try and lose them by first travelling into the disputed territory of Transnistria, and then rambling across the south of Moldova to cross into Romania on the R34 to Oancea.
The Zdob și Zdub leaders also hoped to pick up some extra allies on the way.
There did seem to be some shadowy activity along the road in Moldova, which could well have been vampire spies, or vamspiers as they are known locally.
However, it didn’t seem long before we turned the bend around Bender, and approached Tiraspol, the capital city of the largely unrecognised state of Transnistria.
Time-Travel in Transnistria
At the entrance to Tiraspol, original ZSZ member Roman Lagupov called us together to address us. He sounded like a great resistance leader as he declared, ‘I am a musician, like the rest of you, apart from greenYgrey and Buck. As well as singing, I am an expert on the yorgaphone, flute and ocarina. I am not a soldier, or an expert with any weapons.’
‘Hopefully we can win Bill and Ted’s Apocalypse Now Battle of the Bands, but I don’t know if we can totally defeat the New York Dolhascas vampires, so I have a favour to ask greenYgrey. I have read that you are an expert at time-travelling, so can I please request that you travel back in time to the 18th century, and ask the founder of this great city to lead our campaign in Romania.’
‘By that I mean Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov, Count Suvorov of Rymnik, Prince of Italy, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, national hero of Russia, and the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire, as he was an undefeated general and wrote extensively about military leadership.’
The rest of our travelling party looked at me, but I didn’t feel a-were of any pressure or an undue weight of responsibility. ZSZ had saved gYg, and I quickly said it would be an honour to be of service to them. Moreover, Suvorov seemed a fascinating historical figure, and a double double-letter name, with the double double-letters divided by another letter, like my name, so it seemed as if it would be a pleasure to travel back in time to meet him.
I’m pretending I’m in Transnistria
as a travelling were
but I’ve never been there
as you’re probably aware
I’ve just read about it on Wikipedia.
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