The Mystery of Frankenstein's Bride Series
Date Published: 06-24-2022
Stopping the unstoppable is what Rose Cortez does best.
Terra, Frankenstein's ex, is using the old electric machine to bring the dead back for fun now. After running into zombies her old psychic Rose must do something about the machine Frankenstein's Bride can't give up. Is there a way to get the machine away from her and her terror of lurking zombies? Rose and her band of psychics find out when one of them is found dead.
Rose is a powerful psychic detective and ghost hunter. Revenge is what she wants after the death one year ago of her husband. Now her psychic comrade is dead too and she's had enough. Terra's second life can't last forever. The way to stop her is not so easy!
Fern was excited as
she wanted to start immediately. “I’ll be there first thing in the
As soon as Rose
opened the doors to the shop the next morning, Fern arrived with boxes of
things she needed for readings. She started calling herself a psychic reader
and ghost buster and had cards made up. Within a few days, her business was
booming, and the other two psychics joined the team. Rose kept her eyes
open for Terra and her zombies but didn’t see any until one evening when she
and Fern were alone in the shop and they heard a moan and then a dog
barking. “I’m sure I heard a zombie,” Rose said. “What has Terra been
They ran to the
window and looked out. There were three long-dead zombies walking down
the street to Terra’s house. The two of them looked at each other, then
ran into the bathroom and locked the door. “I’m gonna get to the bottom
of this,” Rose whispered.
“How can I help?”
“This will be more
difficult than a reading. They must be destroyed. Do you know how
to kill zombies?” she asked.
“Yes, just shoot them
in the head,” Fern answered.
“Terra won’t go easy. I want to get that galvanism machine from
her. It’s in her shed right now, but this will take more than one person.
Maybe Lily and Violet will help.”
“And you can’t just
call the police. They won’t believe you.”
“When I looked at her
through the window the other day, she was different. Old and deader
looking. Who knows how long she will last undead?”
“She can’t be that
hard to destroy, then,” Fern said.
“I’ll see what my
crystals can do. If anything.”
The three zombies
sat in Terra’s backyard. Her galvanism machine was plugged into her
backyard outlet as her creepy old mansion did not have a garage. The
zombies then approached the machine and one of them bent the wire back that
conducts electricity. Terra did a back-bend and her face wrinkled.
“You stupid heap!” She stood up and straightened the wire. Looking
a little younger, she brushed the zombies away from the machine as her long
gray hair blew in the wind. The neighborhood dogs were barking now and
she rolled her eyes.
“Maybe I should lock this thing away,”she said to herself.
Then to the zombies, “Curiosity killed the cat! No, I think I’ll lock you
away.” She grabbed a pole and started pushing them toward the shed but
the zombies managed to grab it out of her hands. They began to hit her
with it until she backed into the shed and then they locked her in!
Terra flipped on the
shed light, trying to think happy thoughts. She sat down and remembered
things about her childhood. Like her father cutting down the Christmas
tree and ice skating with her cousins while her mom watched. Thoughts of
fireplaces and hot chocolate always warmed her. Zombies were afraid of
fire, not her. The fear made her realize the zombies obviously knew her
weakness. They could kill her with the machine or by leaving her in the
She created them
hoping they would be like Frankenstein, but they never were. Frankenstein
was evil at the start. There would never be another. She heard the
zombies shuffle away and wondered, How
long will I last?
About the Author
Martha has studied writing with Writer's Digest. She is the author of many short stories and books and still likes getting writing prompts.
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