All About Eve

January 15, 2020 at 9:53 am 32 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 17 January 2020

J Hardy Carroll
Photo Credit: J Hardy Carroll

 
Eve was walking around the garden when she encountered the serpent.

“Apples just dropping to the ground,” it said. “What a waste.”

“The Lord forbids to pick the fruit from that tree,” Eve replied.

“But once the fruit falls, you aren’t picking it from the tree anymore. You’re then free to eat it as you wish.”

With some trepidation, Eve partook of an apple from the ground and, much to her relief, the sky didn’t fall.

Eve found Adam later minding his own business.

“Adam,” she gasped upon seeing him in the buff for the first time. “You’re so naked.”

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32 Comments Add your own

  • 1. msjadeli  |  January 15, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    No loopholes allowed in The Garden 😉 Funny story.

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    • 2. plaridel  |  January 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      msjadeli:

      perhaps they needed a good lawyer like giulani. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. Iain Kelly  |  January 15, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    The prompt was perfect fodder for your series of stories. Eve will never learn.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  January 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      iain:

      sometimes i can’t help myself. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. michael1148humphris  |  January 15, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    You made me smile, which was great

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    • 6. plaridel  |  January 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      michael:

      you’re very kind. thank you.

      Reply
  • 7. Dale  |  January 15, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    You do have a knack for bringing the biblical stories to life.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  January 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm

      dale:

      i’m trying my best not go overboard if you know what i mean. 🙂

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      • 9. Dale  |  January 15, 2020 at 5:47 pm

        You do them well, fear not, Plaridel!

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        • 10. plaridel  |  January 16, 2020 at 9:27 am

          dale:

          i’ll take your word on it. 🙂

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          • 11. Dale  |  January 16, 2020 at 10:11 am

            Do!

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            • 12. plaridel  |  January 18, 2020 at 3:16 pm

              dale:

              ok. 🙂

              Reply
  • 13. rochellewisoff  |  January 15, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Dear Plaridel,

    That had to have been some realization for her. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 14. plaridel  |  January 16, 2020 at 9:28 am

      rochelle:

      as for adam’s reaction, i leave it to the reader’s imagination out of respect for the 100-word limit. 🙂

      Reply
  • 15. Sandra  |  January 16, 2020 at 2:04 am

    Serpents… you can’t trust them an inch.

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    • 16. plaridel  |  January 16, 2020 at 9:27 am

      sandra:

      i totally agree.

      Reply
  • 17. pennygadd51  |  January 16, 2020 at 2:14 am

    Perhaps the moral of your story should be “Never listen to a theologian”?

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    • 18. plaridel  |  January 16, 2020 at 9:27 am

      penny:

      i guess that’s something to think about.

      Reply
  • 19. Keith's Ramblings  |  January 16, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Absolutely delightful plaridel. Seems great minds think alike – I went with Adam and Eve too!

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    • 20. plaridel  |  January 16, 2020 at 9:26 am

      keith:

      as you know, the story of adam and eve continues to capture our imagination. 🙂

      Reply
  • 21. granonine  |  January 16, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    I wonder what Adam said when he finally “saw” Eve in the buff for the first time.

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    • 22. plaridel  |  January 18, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      linda:

      who knows? but the fig lead did come handy. 🙂

      Reply
  • 23. draliman  |  January 16, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    The serpent had a point. Eve has a case for tribunal here, I think 🙂

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    • 24. plaridel  |  January 18, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      draliman:

      she could use the serpent as a defense witness. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. Tannille  |  January 17, 2020 at 4:42 am

    She’d make a great lawyer! Great take on the story.

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    • 26. plaridel  |  January 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      tannille:

      unfortunately, she lost her first case.

      Reply
  • 27. James McEwan  |  January 18, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Clearly this is why we have the saying – An apple a day keeps the doctor away – To think mankind owes its existence to a simple apple.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  January 18, 2020 at 3:15 pm

      james:

      in a way, you’re absolutely right. 🙂

      Reply
  • 29. GHLearner  |  January 18, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Want a great story, it shines a very bright light onto the absurdity of the original. How could Eve be smart enough not to believe the snake? She hadn’t eaten of the forbidden fruit of knowledge yet after all.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  January 18, 2020 at 3:14 pm

      gabi:

      good point. 🙂

      Reply
  • 31. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  January 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    The serpent knows his way of trickery

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    • 32. plaridel  |  January 22, 2020 at 5:03 pm

      björn:

      i’m afraid it’s in his dna.

      Reply

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