Brave New World?

7B13A2EF-94F8-4E24-A98E-9AB7932BE707It’s alive!” Dr. Frankenstein shouted when signs of life emerged from his creation. “I have dedicated my life to reanimating life. Do you realize what this means?”

“Not really,” said Igor.

“You idiot,” Dr. Frankenstein yelled. “This is a harbinger of a brave new world. The value of my achievement is beyond comprehension. It’s a scientific spring forward into an almost unimaginable future where death can be beaten.”

“Oh,” said Igor.

“Igor, the biggest inadequacy of humanity is that our lives are limited to decades,” Dr. Frankenstein said, “But my ability to reanimate life opens up a plethora of heretofore unimaginable opportunities for mankind. Can’t you see it?”

“Sure, boss,” Igor said. “If you say so.”


Written for Teresa’s Opposites Attract prompt, where the words are plethora and inadequacy. Also for Teresa’s Story Starter Challenge, where the line is “It’s alive.” And for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (dedicate), Your Daily Word Prompt (harbinger), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (value), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (spring).

17 thoughts on “Brave New World?

  1. Sadje March 29, 2019 / 10:23 am

    Great story. Though Igor is throwing a damper on the party! 😂

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  2. rugby843 March 29, 2019 / 11:04 am

    Cool use of the prompts! Marty Feldman, one of a kind.

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  3. grogalot March 29, 2019 / 11:06 am

    Ah yes, there here to come! And it may yet be upon us, this brave new world GROG

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    • Marleen March 29, 2019 / 12:53 pm
      You mean this guy?

      Abby Normal is a singer/guitarist/bassist from Salisbury, North Carolina. He started playing bass with Maniac Spider Trash in 1993, played bass for Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, and released a solo project in 1997 called “Midnight Creature Feature Picture Show.” He also founded The Graveyard Boulevard with ex-Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13 members Seaweed and Sicko Zero. Abby Normal is currently busy with plans to reunite and tour with the Frankenstein Drag Queens Fraom Planet 13.

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    • Fandango March 29, 2019 / 4:30 pm

      Indeed he did. My favorite movie of all time!

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      • Fandango March 29, 2019 / 4:34 pm

        I mean the movie, not Abby Normal, the singer, guitarist.


  4. Marleen March 29, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    I like the nonplussed attitude (although I looked up the definitions, one old and one new, and I don’t think it’s quite what I mean).

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong March 30, 2019 / 9:40 am

    The week Young Frankenstein was on TCM, I think we watched it every night 🙂

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    • Fandango March 30, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Great movie. Perhaps my all-time favorite parody/comedy.


  6. aguycalledbloke March 30, 2019 / 4:51 pm

    Great piece boss!

    it’s always good to have great mascot – where ever you go, lgor’s too!

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  7. leigha66 March 31, 2019 / 11:31 pm

    Oh, the possibilities. Great take on the prompts!

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