The Revelation Begins

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David Christian was confused by the events that were now unfolding around him. He looked up at the sky and noticed that the moon was a sphere of blood. The stars were gone, even though the sky was clear.

David stood behind a crowd of over one hundred people. They were there to listen to Paul Solomon’s campaign speech — the man who was currently the mayor of Clydesville, Maryland. David had to warn him about an assassination attempt on his life.

He took a deep breath before walking along the chain-linked fence to the left of the crowd. He didn’t understand why the mayor would schedule his speech outside in Hyde Park at night with so many in attendance. They weren’t wearing face masks, and they weren’t following social distancing guidelines in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Paul Solomon continued to give his speech to the crowd as his two bodyguards stood behind him. It appeared that the mayor and the crowd were oblivious to the sight of the starless night sky, or the strange atmosphere of this dark event.

David was now fifty feet away from the stage. As he moved forward, he felt intensifying winds pushing against him. He saw a tall black man standing beside the stage steps to the left of him. The man was wearing a long tan trench coat and a baseball cap on his head.

David believed this man was the assassin. He pushed himself through the crowd, upsetting the people around him. Someone in the crowd pushed him back, causing him to fall back on two other people.

“Stop!” David yelled as he tried to regain his composure. “I’ve got to save him!”

“What are you talking about?” a man barked at David before throwing a punch at him.

The man missed him with his wild swing. David counterpunched, knocking the man to the ground. Two more people grabbed David by his arms.

“Let me go! You don’t understand!”

Paul noticed the chaos forming in the crowd. “Everyone calm down,” he said. “There is no need for that.”

The two bodyguards ran off of the stage to stop the commotion. They grabbed and pulled David away from the people who had him in their clutches.

“Get Paul off the stage!” David yelled. “He’s going to kill him!”

“What are you talking about?” one of the bodyguards said. “Who’s trying to kill him?”

The man in the trench coat stepped onto the stage. David, trapped in the clutches of the bodyguards, was aware that Paul had no idea the man was on the stage.

“David? Why are you doing this? What’s wrong?”

“Paul, watch out!”

A few people in the crowd were pointing and yelling at Paul, while others were running away from the stage. Paul turned his head away from the crowd — that’s when he saw the bearded man in the trench coat pointing a handgun at his head.

The bodyguards released David once they saw the scene unfolding. They ran back to the stage to stop what looked like an assassination attempt.

Paul reached for the handgun, but the man in the trench coat pulled the trigger. A flash of light exploded in front of Paul’s face, which caused him to collapse on the stage. The flow of his blood formed a red pool of blood around him.

“Noooo!” David yelled as he sprinted toward the stage.

The people in the crowd were running in all directions, trying their best to get away from the gunman. David was blind-sided by someone running at full speed as he was going to the stage. His head hit the ground hard, causing him to go unconscious…

To find out what happens next, get your copy of the “Days of Revelation” book. It’s available now on and Kindle Unlimited.

Published by J.C. Maine

I am a part-time author who lives in the wonderful state of Virginia. My desire is to entertain with the magic of storytelling, and to use my life experiences to improve the lives of other people.

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