St Louis Under Water.

Flooded St. Louis

One of you all mentioned to me I wrote about St. Louis in “UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail” and “The Immortal Lover”. Yes, I did use it as a setting for two incidents of Ana and Bea.

You pointed out a rain storm flooded St. Louis Tuesday. Yes, I will say I fictionally mentioned the city in these novels.

Many of the places under water now, I visited them some years ago.

Perhaps the reason many places I have written about, something later put them on news, is that I moved around a lot and visited many places.

Like for example: On July 17, 2022, a mass shooting occurred at the Greenwood Park Mall in Greenwood, Indiana, United States, a mall I visited about twenty years ago. The shooting occurred at 5:56 p.m. EDT and lasted less than one minute before shooter was killed by shopper.

Everyone in southern Indiana have guns.

You asked me why is it called St. Louis when Louis 14th was no saint?

Answer: I have no idea. I have wondered that too.

Later history says this: Why is Louis IX a saint?

The religious armies battled for control of Jerusalem and other holy places. King Louis IX of France led a Crusade in the mid-1200s. He died during another Crusade in 1270. In 1297, to honor the king’s efforts as a Crusader, the Roman Catholic Church made Louis IX a saint.

But early American history says it was named for Louis 14th, not Louis 9th. Even a placard downtown St. Louis talks about Louis 14th. It sister cities include Louisville, Ky and Louisville, Ga.

Those affected by the storm I wish them a speedy recovery.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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26 Responses to St Louis Under Water.

  1. WOW, interesting about the history behind St. Louis. I never looked into the history behind the name of the city. Compelling facts you have listed here girlfriend. Thank you! πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

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  2. Carmen says:

    It is hard to feel sorry for this place considering how racist it is. This place traumatized me. I saw the police shoot a man there on the expressway and cover the car up.

    The origin of its name is the least tarnished thing about this place. It was once a major slave port city like D.C., Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans.

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    • My goodness Carmen! I would be traumatized too if I saw the police actually shoot someone. I was caught in a bank robbery once, the robbers didn’t shoot anyone, but they fired off in the air and demanded the money.

      I didn’t know it was once a slave port city. I guess it makes sense being a major city on the Mississippi.

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  3. Carmen says:

    This happened years before Michael Brown was killed. A black man flies pass me driving at a high speed, trying to get away from the police when they chased him down and opened fire on him in the middle of morning traffic hitting the rental car I was driving. I saw the man’s blood splattered the car windows.

    I’m sorry, it is difficult to feel compassion for a place with absolutely no regard for its citizens.

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    • I’m so sorry you endured that. I was hoping the man lived through the chase. I hope you come to peace with what you saw.

      I say those high speed chases are not worth it if no one’s life is in danger.

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  4. Carmen says:

    The innocent people affected by this flood I feel great compassion for their frightful, terrible situation, I can’t imagine the fear they have felt. But however, hopefully this bring about the much needed changes in these areas.

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  5. Hadley says:

    Maybe the poor residents will see some peace from the police harassment and killings.

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  6. Carmen says:

    This same type of deadly flooding took place in Kentucky and parts of Illinois.

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