Preface Note – This is a work of fiction; blame everything on ChatGPT Plus, version 4; Grammarly, which I highly recommend, made over 15 suggested changes and other corrections, but these were not enacted. Royalty-Free image from my Envato Elements Subscription.
by Jean-Pierre Leclair, dictated to Marie Dubois
Paris, France – May 12, 2023
In a harrowing and unprecedented clash, the Vatican’s newly formed exorcist army engaged in a ferocious battle with what appeared to be the forces of darkness near the Catacombs in France. As a journalist who was on the front lines, I find myself dictating this article to my dear colleague Marie Dubois, lying in my hospital bed, gravely injured and facing my own mortality. This is my final article, and I hope it serves as a testament to the courage and tenacity of those who fought for the very soul of humanity.
The confrontation began as the sun dipped below the horizon, casting eerie shadows across the ancient Catacombs. The Vatican’s exorcist army, an elite force of priests and warriors, arrived in silence, armed with holy relics and an unwavering faith in their divine mission. The air was thick with anticipation and fear, as the forces of darkness gathered, their grotesque forms slithering and shambling from the depths of the underground labyrinth.
As the battle commenced, I witnessed acts of heroism and horror that I will carry with me to my grave. The exorcists fought with a fierce determination, wielding crosses, holy water, and sacred incantations against the demonic horde. The creatures retaliated with devastating ferocity, their twisted limbs and gnashing teeth rending flesh and shattering bone.
The struggle raged on for hours, the very air seeming to thicken with the weight of evil. Amid the chaos, I found myself caught in the crossfire, a victim of the malevolent forces that swarmed around me. As I lay on the cold, unforgiving ground, my lifeblood seeping into the earth, I glimpsed the cost of this apocalyptic battle – the lives lost, the innocence shattered, and the faith of humanity teetering on the brink.
Now, as I confront my own impending death, I am gripped by a terror that I have never known before. In the face of the unspeakable evil I have witnessed, I can no longer say with certainty where my soul will go when I leave this world. I can only hope that the efforts of the exorcist army were enough to turn the tide against the darkness that threatens to consume us all.
As the world grapples with the ongoing Falkland Islands crisis, the surge in alien abductions, and the sinister alliance between rogue extraterrestrials and the criminal underworld, this cataclysmic battle between the forces of good and evil serves as a chilling reminder of the stakes at play. May the memory of those who fought and died in the shadow of the Catacombs serve as a beacon of hope for a world on the brink of darkness.
Obituary: Jean-Pierre Leclair (1968-2023)
Jean-Pierre Leclair, a respected and fearless journalist, passed away on May 12, 2023, at the age of 55. Leclair dedicated his life to the pursuit of truth and the illumination of stories that shaped our world. His final article, a harrowing account of the battle between the Vatican’s exorcist army and the forces of darkness, stands as a testament to his unwavering commitment to his craft.
Leclair is survived by his wife, Isabelle, and their two children, Claire and Alexandre. A private funeral service will be held to honor his memory and the profound impact he had on the lives of those who knew him. In lieu of flowers,