Story Seed #22

Public Domain Rewrite Challenge – The Monster Men

Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote The Monster Men in 1913. The basic plot is “Scientist, trying to create a mate for his daughter, creates 13 monsters instead. The 13th monster, fortunately, looks like a handsome, giant man. Pirates attack and kidnap the daughter. Number 13 rallies the other monsters to rescue her. Much running around in the jungle ensues.”

With a plot like that you might expect the story to be all kinds of awesome, right?

Not so much. Burroughs wrote a LOT of stories. This is one that could have used another draft. Or two.