Raising the Dead
by Nick Allen
were swept along the night sky while lightning
illuminated the blackness with flashes of pure
surveyed the spectacle from the skylight in his
attic laboratory and rubbed his hands in glee.
ready Igor? Igor, Igor, where the hell are you?
Igor, a man
uglier than most, emerged from a side room
wearing a pink bath robe.
Master, Ive used the last of the hot water...
Igor what are you playing at?
Tonights the night for Gods sake! Get
some bloody clothes on. Remember, tonight our
creature will live! And itll be a damn
sight better than his down the road.
Frankensteins? You dont like him do
you blame me? Always harping on how great his
supposed creature is. Ill tell
you something about that monstrosity, its
no flaming oil painting. And talk about thick, I
think its got brains made of mashed potato
or something. If we cant beat that with our
beauty then Im not a twisted genius.
smirk was countered with a clout to the head.
a joke face-ache. Now get a move on, Lilly is
coming up for the big switch-on.
Mortis. She wont be too pleased if we dont
get that thing going will she? She wasnt
that pleased when the Frankensteins got a
bigger horse than you, if I remember rightly.
got bugger all to do with you. Now come here and
help with these electrodes, this thing wont
start itself you know.
wires from a box and began fixing them to the
cadaver before him.
I had a
bleedin date tonight, a really hot chick if
you must know. Thats why I was bathing. Yet
look at me now...
the Doctor sputtered. Who with? Medusa
again? Gawd help us if your union is ever blessed
with little ones, mate. Well have to get
the local vet on stand-by. Well that or pest
you're right, conceded Igor laughing at the
cracked like never before and the two of them
the lightning rod Igor, the time is nigh.
cranked the huge wheel, Lilly Mortis entered the
laboratory and made her way to the creature.
everything as we discussed? asked Lilly,
looking down at the inert man on the slab.
sweet-pea all ready now.
the sheet covering its middle and glared at the
the best one you could find?
make diamonds as big as bricks you know, my
they didnt make yours much bigger than a
diamond did they?
Igor can hear. Anyway its time now.
The Doctor raised his voice. Are you ready
long as his works eh, said Lilly, a scowl
crawling across her face.
looked his wife up and down - and strongly
suspected it wouldnt.