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I love doing Mad-Libs.  Whenever I go on a trip, I take a book with me to do with friends or family.  When I tire of the ones in the book, I write my own, generally starring people I am with and sounding suspiciously like the trip we are on.  I am now adapting my mad (lib) skills to classic works of literature.  Here’s a lighter take on one of the Regency period’s most depressing and tragic novels, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Captain Walton, while <verb-ing> to the North Pole, becomes trapped in the <noun>.  He soon encounters a(n) <adj> man who is near death traveling on the ice.  His name is Victor Frankenstein.  Victor <verb – present tense> to Captain Walton, explaining his <adj> story.  As a young <noun>, Victor studies <subject> and becomes obsessed with discovering the secret of <noun>.  After spending <number> years in <adj> study, he finally makes a great discovery.  He then <adv> begins to <verb> a creature out of <noun-plural>.  One <adj> night, he succeeds in bringing the creature to life.  He names it <person’s name>.  Victor is so horrified by his deed that he <verb-present tense> all over town before <verb-ing> back home to find the creature gone.

The monster <verb-present tense> Victor’s younger brother, causing a <adj> woman to be executed for the murder.  The monster then finds Victor and begs him to create a <noun> for him.  Victor is <adj>, but he agrees to do it anyway.  He later chickens out and puts the <noun> in a <noun>, but the monster finds out and kills Victor’s friend Henry for vengeance and promises to be with Victor on his wedding night, but not in a sexy way.  Now Victor is <verb-ing> big time.  He <adv> <verb-present tense> Elizabeth anyway, and of course, the monster kills her and then Victor’s dad dies of grief.  Things are going really well.  Victor vows to <verb> the monster and is picked up by Capt. Walton in the process.  Finally, Victor dies of <disease>, and the monster, who is very <adj>, goes off to die, too.

And here’s how Heather filled in the blanks after being given just the word cues.

Captain Walton, while CLIMBING to the North Pole, becomes trapped in the HAGGIS.  He soon encounters a(n) BLUE man who is near death traveling on the ice.  His name is Victor Frankenstein.  Victor SEDATES Captain Walton, explaining his SULTRY story.  As a young RACQUET, Victor studies ORGANIC CHEMISTRY and becomes obsessed with discovering the secret of FROG.  After spending NINE years in WARM study, he finally makes a great discovery.  He then DESPAIRINGLY begins to DRIVE a creature out of WATERFALLS.  One SPECKLED night, he succeeds in bringing the creature to life.  He names it MR. GOLD.  Victor is so horrified by his deed that he CRIES all over town before CROCHETING back home to find the creature gone.

The monster FORGETS Victor’s younger brother, causing a MUSHY woman to be executed for the murder.  The monster then finds Victor and begs him to create a CUPCAKE for him.  Victor is OBEDIENT, but he agrees to do it anyway.  He later chickens out and puts the RIFLE in a TEACUP, but the monster finds out and kills Victor’s friend Henry for vengeance and promises to be with Victor on his wedding night, but not in a sexy way.  Now Victor is FISHING big time.  He HOTLY SCHEMES Elizabeth anyway, and of course, the monster kills her and then Victor’s dad dies of grief.  Things are going really well.  Victor vows to SWING the monster and is picked up by Capt. Walton in the process.  Finally, Victor dies of CHLAMYDIA, and the monster, who is very GREASY, goes off to die, too.

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