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I thought we’d have a little fun…it is Frankenstein Friday! I remembered that I have a Frankenstein story I wrote back in my undergraduate years (that I’ve made edits to here and there over the years). I thought what a fun way to share in the excitement of both the fall and Halloween…I hope you all enjoy!!

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I Victor Frankenstein was a young man of superior intellect, with a destructive ravenousness for understanding the science of life. I studied away from my homeland of Geneva, at Ingolstadt. Ingolstadt employed one astounding Professor in the studies of Chemistry, who embedded an obsessive vigor within me. I studied from the emergence of the sun until the casting of the moon. Thus, enabling me to consume all the knowledge with which I could grasp.

I spent relentless hours paralyzed by an insatiable need to create life with my own hands. I neglected my functional needs of socialization, consumption of food and water, and sleep. I had relinquished all of nature’s sustenance; my psychological condition took a plummeting risk of crossing from temporary into permanent insanity. I began compiling the beautiful components of stolen corpses into a functioning figurine, delivered from the dead. As I prepared the framework of this creature, my most intimate fantasy unleashed itself. I wanted to have great renown as life-giving. Desire became like a venomous poison, oozing within my bloodstream and invoking my heart to throttle as a madman.

The night before my creature’s conscious awakening, terrifying delusions wrestled with my conscience, and a stirring sleep began to rouse within me. I awoke at 3 a.m. as great winds howled and thunder growled its almighty presence. Lightning, not lagging far behind, illuminated the heavens and clamored the definition of existence upon my creation. With a feeling of accomplishment, I sluggard into bed and drifted into a disturbed and frightful sleep. Hours of haunting images dominated my being, and I restlessly awakened to the frightening sight of my monstrous creation standing over my bedside.

I was petrified into paralysis as the broad-shouldered creature began to stumble around my room as if a young toddler taking its first steps in a shaking and unsure manner. I leaped from my bed half in horror, and half in awe, of this creature I created. The mad scientist I had become sparked to life again as I dashed to my laboratory. With urgency, I jotted down the details of the night. As I finished recording the final results of my latest experiment, I heard a clatter. I closed in on the noise, only to come face to face with my; fantastically appalling creation. He stood illuminated by the candlelight, both magnificent and horrific.

My flight instincts screamed for me to run, but I suppressed them. Instead, I offered a friendly handshake to my creation as a gesture of friendliness. I recognized the presence of fear upon the face of my creature standing before me, not knowing what to do or how to respond. The monster appeared both frightening and frightened, like that of a strange dog. I realized at that moment; it was mighty in size but with the mind of a gentle and unlearned child. I knew that as his creator, it was now my responsibility to teach him and guide him.

Frankenstein’s Monster: The Awakening

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Hello, my rays of sunshine! I’m Jenna Gee, aka the Sunshine Artist, always seeking to brighten the world around me and seeking to help others embrace the magic that’s inside them. Every day is an empty canvas waiting to be painted and an empty page waiting to be written. Let’s fill today with the magic of the world around us!


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4 thoughts on “Frankenstein’s Monster: The Awakening

  1. oh my what an awesome story Jenna, you really painted a vivid and chaotic image of this creation! Perfect for F Friday:)

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