Frankeinstory – Loved and Lost (Cut-Up)

Frankeinstory – Loved and Lost

1. Every one loved Elizabeth.

2. Harmony was the soul of our companionship, and the diversity and contrast that subsisted in our characters drew us nearer together.

3. Never was she so enchanting as at this time when she recalled the sunshine of her smiles and spent them upon us.

4. These thoughts supported my spirits, while I pursued my undertaking with unremitting ardour.

5. It was not joy only that possessed me; I felt my flesh tingle with excess of sensitiveness, and my pulse beat rapidly.

6. What could I do?

7. At that instant my father entered.

8. I gnashed my teeth, and ground them together, uttering a groan that came from my inmost soul.

9. There was always scope for fear, so long as anything I loved remained behind.

10. “Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.”

11. A strange multiplicity of sensations seized me, and I saw, felt, heard, and smelt, at the same time; and it was, indeed, a long time before I learned to distinguish between the operations of my various senses.

12. Happy, happy earth!

13. Her voice was musical, but unlike that of either of my friends.

14. “He did not succeed.”

15. I paused.

16. “My travels were long, and the sufferings I endured intense.”

17. His words had a strange effect upon me.

18. “This is what it is to live,” he cried, “now I enjoy existence!”

19. I was formed for peaceful happiness.

20. I paused to collect myself, and then entered the chamber.

21. “Are you better now, sir?” said she.

22. Those were the last moments of my life during which I enjoyed the feeling of happiness.

23. The wind, which had fallen in the south, now rose with great violence in the west.

24. He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance.

One sentence from each chapter of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley placed together in an attempt to form a new story.  Sentences are in chapter order and unchanged except for closing quote marks to tidy a couple of sentences. 

This Frankeistory was motivated by wanting to make a love story but the writing proved so dark it was difficult to get a happy ending!  Sentences were selected (sometimes several from each chapter) and then worked together for the most pleasing flow and narrative.

1 Comment

  1. Like your art/writing combo. I have the same dual interests. Good luck to you and thank you for looking at my blog. Anita
    writing blog: anitamorrell.wordpress.com and my gallery is anitamorrell.etsy.com

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