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Personal prompt challenge from Doug Langille on Writer’s Carnival: Write a flash fiction piece or a poem, and you MUST include the words: simulation, stimulation, fibrillation

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A monster is born, blue veined pallid skin,

gel covers the sutures that bind him tight.

Electricity arcs, strobes, lightning blind,

banish death in simulation of life.


A stimulation of an empty soul,

the doctor striving to prove God is wrong.

Staring to starlit skies, he shouts out loud,

“Smite my monster so that he can be born.”


The arcing, ionizing, crackle breathes

a fibrillation of flesh, too long dried.

Frankenstein, face tight with triumph aglow

seeing sinews twitch, swells with parent’s pride.