By Mitchell Zang, AP Lit Student
Inspired by Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
“I tell you this story unsure of whether or not you’ll believe me. Regardless, I have tracked the monster here and have spotted it - that is why I am in this predicament now. For on November 8, 2016, I have created an abomination. I have tried to play God and have created this entity, now my bane - no, our bane. We are doomed for He shall destroy us and all because of my pride and arrogance. It was I who failed to believe in the reality that this day would come. The day where He would be ruling us. Ruling our world.
At first, after I created Him, I had not realized the abomination that He was. Rather, I was in shock. How could I have not stopped this? How could people have ever tried to do something as I have? To pull demons back from the dead? After being complacent for a few months, He soon left. That is when life started falling apart. Because of Him, I am losing the war of attrition with my sanity. On my way back to my House in January, it became apparent that He was following me. He began trying to take the things and people I love away from me. He began antagonizing me and provoking fear into my life, driving me to paranoia. But my fears may soon become a reality - for a war is brewing. And the war for my old life has begun.
He demanded that I accept him for the abomination that He is. I refused. He demanded that I make a companion for Him - to recreate the monster that He is - in four years. I refuse to do such a thing.
But for now, we must pay the price. We wanted someone from the outside - the dead and the demonic - to come alive and now we have it. But I am not alone to bear the blame. The blame is upon all of us. Our curiosity. Our arrogance. We are the cause for this monster. We are the cause for this Frankenstein beast.”