The Obsession

When he was a student, our son Victor had an insatiable appetite for science. He took every science course his school offered, and didn’t ever require us to prod him to study or to do his homework. His teachers were astounded by the way he soaked up knowledge like a sponge.

He went to college and excelled in mathematics, anatomy, biology, and physiology. He earned advanced degrees in various scientific disciplines and ultimately enrolled in medical school to become a doctor.

As his proud parents, we waited with anticipation to see what he would do with his life. It held so much promise and we knew that he would make his mark in the world and become famous.

Well, our Victor did, indeed, become famous. Or perhaps infamous would be a more apt word. He grew obsessed with the study of chemical processes and the decay of living cells. So obsessed did he become that he gave up his thriving medical practice in order to devote his time to gaining insights into the creation of life through the regeneration of dead and decaying cells.

Our enormous pride in our son, a scientific prodigy, ultimately turned to shame when his obsession took him down a wrong path. One that would lead him to create his own creature, often referred to as Frankenstein’s Monster.Our beloved son Victor is all alone now. No one else is around as he sits in solitary confinement in prison, the beating of his heart the only sound he hears.

Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (student), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (insatiable), Your Daily Word Prompt (require), Ragtag Daily Prompt (anticipation), and Word of the Day Challenge (monster).I also managed to use a few lines from the the song “I Think We’re Alone Now,” that Jim Adams gave us today for his Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge.

22 thoughts on “The Obsession

  1. slmret October 30, 2020 / 2:59 pm

    I do hope this is fiction! It’s well written, and very realistic!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango October 30, 2020 / 3:17 pm

      Thanks. Yep, definitely fiction.


    • Fandango October 30, 2020 / 3:29 pm

      Thanks, Jim. I wanted to figure out how to leverage your music challenge.

      Liked by 1 person

      • newepicauthor October 30, 2020 / 3:32 pm

        I am really happy that you were able to do that, as I try really hard to get participants, but sadly this challenge is always ignored.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango October 30, 2020 / 3:38 pm

          I know, and that’s why I made a point to participate today.

          Liked by 1 person

  2. leigha66 November 5, 2020 / 10:28 pm

    What a fine tale you have weaved with all these prompts. That is two prompts with Young Frankenstein pictures… did you watch it to put you into the Halloween spirit?

    Liked by 1 person

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