Bound by a Common Thread

March 27, 2019 at 9:55 am 49 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 29 March 2019

Sandra Crook
Photo Credit: Sandra Crook

 
Adam was having the time of his life. He was enjoying a mid-day siesta when his wife arrived and woke him up.

“What are you doing?” Eve yelled, her eyes blazing like wildfire. “Food don’t come on the table all by themselves. You need to gather and pick them from the garden.”

“Get off your fat ass and get moving.”

A giant of a man, Adam had no match for a woman who barked like a chihuahua. It was the common thread that bound all men together since time immemorial.

Reluctantly, Adam got up and did what he was told.

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  • 1. pennygadd51  |  March 27, 2019 at 11:54 am

    That’s an ingenious use of the prompt!

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    • 2. plaridel  |  March 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      penny:

      it’s very generous of you. thank you.

      Reply
  • 3. neilmacdon  |  March 27, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I liked the idea of common threads

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    • 4. plaridel  |  March 27, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      neil:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you.

      Reply
  • 5. Alice Audrey  |  March 27, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    So it was Adam who picked the apple! I knew it was all just propaganda.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  March 27, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      alice:

      actually, it thought of it happening after they were kicked out of eden. but your idea should work, too. πŸ™‚

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      • 7. Alice Audrey  |  March 27, 2019 at 8:08 pm

        I thought once they were kicked out, dinner would take more than a bit of picking.

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        • 8. plaridel  |  March 27, 2019 at 10:02 pm

          alice:

          true indeed. they scavenged for food to survive until they learned to grow what they ate and to hunt for them as well.

          Reply
  • 9. Iain Kelly  |  March 27, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I had no idea Eve was like this. It explains a lot..! πŸ˜‰

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    • 10. plaridel  |  March 27, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      iain:

      most definitely, women display this trait in varying degrees. but as marilyn monroe would say, if you can’t handle them at their worst, you don’t deserve them at their best. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Dale  |  March 27, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Sounds like a match made in hell…

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    • 12. plaridel  |  March 27, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      dale:

      fortunately for the human race, they managed to tolerate each other and worked as a team. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Tannille  |  March 28, 2019 at 12:14 am

    Too funny!
    You could do a story from Eve’s point of view – if Adam weren’t so lazy she wouldn’t nag.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:46 am

      tannille:

      yes, but it won’t be funny anymore. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Sandra  |  March 28, 2019 at 2:25 am

    I like how you got to that.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:45 am

      sandra:

      well, the picture prompt made me do it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 17. draliman  |  March 28, 2019 at 2:47 am

    That apple has a lot to answer for πŸ™‚

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    • 18. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:45 am

      draliman:

      yes, as soon as he gave in to her demand to eat the apple, things started to get worse

      Reply
  • 19. rochellewisoff  |  March 28, 2019 at 3:24 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    I love this. The image of the hulk and the chihuahua will stick with me. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 20. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:45 am

      rochelle:

      i’m glad you liked it. that means a lot. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 21. Woman walking Max  |  March 28, 2019 at 3:26 am

    A clever take on the prompt. Love the dialogue -Adam & Eve eh ? Things never change…

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    • 22. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:45 am

      woman walking max:

      like they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 23. Keith's Ramblings  |  March 28, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I was always a bit curious about Eve. Now I have someone to blame for what I’ve been through! ‘Yes dear, just going’

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    • 24. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:44 am

      keith:

      you’re not alone. i believe most husbands that i know of can relate to that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 25. Violet Lentz  |  March 28, 2019 at 4:40 am

    As it should be.. Move it Adam! haha.. excellent take!

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    • 26. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:44 am

      violet:

      somebody has to be in charge in a relationship, right? πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 27. granonine  |  March 28, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Oy. I hate to think of myself as “barking like a chihuahua” at my husband, who is never lazy anyway πŸ™‚ Nice take on this prompt.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:44 am

      linda:

      quite a few husbands will take it as a term of endearment. πŸ™‚

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      • 29. granonine  |  March 29, 2019 at 5:21 am

        Mine wouldn’t. He hates yappy little dogs πŸ™‚

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        • 30. plaridel  |  March 30, 2019 at 8:34 am

          linda:

          bless your husband for upholding his masculinity. πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 32. Rachel Bjerke  |  March 28, 2019 at 9:51 am

    That Eve was pretty head-strong!

    Good Story!

    -Rachel

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    • 33. plaridel  |  March 30, 2019 at 8:35 am

      rachel:

      after being kicked out of eden, somebody had to take charge to survive. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 34. tedstrutz  |  March 28, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Yep, size does not a difference make.

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    • 35. plaridel  |  March 30, 2019 at 8:34 am

      ted:

      in most cases, i totally agree. πŸ™‚

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  • 36. Jade Li  |  March 29, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    hilarious! My grandma was a bird-like woman and my grandpa was like a lumberjack. Grandma always said, “Everybody has to sleep sometime.” Grandpa did what he was told.

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    • 37. plaridel  |  March 30, 2019 at 8:34 am

      jade:

      i think grandpa knows what’s good for him. πŸ™‚

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  • 38. Abhijit Ray  |  March 29, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I thought they had just eaten an apple! The mould of eve has not changed over time.

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    • 39. plaridel  |  March 30, 2019 at 8:34 am

      abhijit:

      eve’s dna has been passed on to succeeding generations.

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      • 40. Abhijit Ray  |  March 30, 2019 at 8:32 pm

        True. All Adams are facing it, for better or worse.

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        • 41. plaridel  |  April 2, 2019 at 9:01 am

          abhijit:

          i guess somebody has to take charge. otherwise, nothing’s gonna happen. πŸ™‚

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  • 42. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  April 1, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Ha.. and so it has continued.

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    • 43. plaridel  |  April 2, 2019 at 9:00 am

      bjΓΆrn:

      i’m afraid so. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 44. Dawn M. Miller  |  April 1, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Sad that the time of his life is a nap. (lol)

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    • 45. plaridel  |  April 2, 2019 at 9:00 am

      dawn:

      on a hot summer day, what else can he do. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 46. Margaret  |  April 1, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    What’s wrong with her? He’s well under control – no tv, no football, no beer. All he wants is a little moment to have a nap. Such a fun story.

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    • 47. plaridel  |  April 2, 2019 at 8:59 am

      margaret:

      well, he is. but you give her an inch, she demands a foot. πŸ™‚

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  • 48. gahlearner  |  April 2, 2019 at 6:12 am

    I have no sympathy for the threaded Adams. Eves rarely nag without reason. Fun story, Plaridel.

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    • 49. plaridel  |  April 2, 2019 at 8:59 am

      gahlearner:

      i think she just needs some attention from him. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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