CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION: THE MONSTER IS BACK
Read the very last lines of the novel by Mary Shelley.
(…) Some years ago, when the images which this world affords first opened upon me, when I felt the cheering warmth of summer, and heard the rustling of the leaves and the warbling of the birds, and these were all to me, I should have wept to die; now it is my only consolation. Polluted by crimes, and torn by the bitterest remorse, where can I find rest but in death? “Farewell! I leave you, and in you the last of human kind whom these eyes will ever behold. Farewell, Frankenstein! If thou were yet alive, and yet cherished a desire of revenge against me, it would be better satiated in my life than in my destruction. But it was not so; thou didst seek my extinction that I might not cause greater wretchedness; and if yet, in some mode unknown to me, thou hast not ceased to think and feel, thou wouldst not desire against me a vengeance greater than that which I feel. Blasted as thou were, my agony was still superior to thine; for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them for ever.
“But soon,” he cried, with sad and solemn enthusiasm, “I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell.” He sprung from the cabin-window, as he said this, upon the ice-raft which lay close to the vessel. He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.
Now, imagine that (for unknown reasons that you can find out) Frankenstein has come back!
SITUATION: It’s 2013. You are either a scientist (WHAT KIND?) or a computer nerd living in (CHOOSE WHERE) and have seen him (say WHERE and WHEN). Write down an e-mail to (WHO?) telling him/her what you have just witnessed. (max 200 words)
WRITE THE EMAIL DOWN BELOW AS A COMMENT. WE’LL THEN CHOOSE THE WINNER OF THE CONTEST IN CLASS.