Let Nature Take Its Course

September 29, 2021 at 2:36 pm 50 comments

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 1 October 2021

Dale Rogerson
Photo Credit: Dale Rogerson

 
Jordan was a picture of total devotion as he said his bedtime prayers with eyes closed and hands clasped over his breast.

“Look at your son, Stephen,” Camila told her husband. “I think he’s bound for the priesthood.”

“Heaven forbid,” Stephen thought. As his only son, it would be the end of his bloodline.

“What am I going to do?” He asked Samuel over drinks.

“Nothing,” his best friend replied. “Let nature take its course.”

Samuel was right. In middle school, Jordan met a new girl named Eva. At lunchtime, she shared him an apple and the rest was history.

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  • 1. larry trasciatti  |  September 29, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Many young boys think of the priesthood. Understandably the prettiest girls distract them. If God wants someone , though, He eventually wins him over

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  • 2. neilmacdon  |  September 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    History repeats itself. The first time as tragedy, the second as farce

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    • 3. plaridel  |  September 29, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      neil:

      very funny. πŸ™‚

      Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  September 29, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      larry:

      i couldn’t agree more.

      Reply
  • 5. Tannille  |  September 29, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Twist: Jordan becomes a teen dad… πŸ˜€

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    • 6. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:29 am

      tannille:

      the saga continues. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. Sandra  |  September 30, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Things generally sort themselves out for the best.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:29 am

      sandra:

      like they say, most of our worries never happen. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Keith's Ramblings  |  September 30, 2021 at 3:28 am

    The Adam and Eve of our times! Soon they will become parents to Callum and Annabelle!

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    • 10. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:28 am

      keith:

      may their tribe increase. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. GHLearner  |  September 30, 2021 at 5:22 am

    That Eve again, eh? He’ll be happier and saner that way.

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    • 12. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:28 am

      gabi:

      i think he’ll be. she becomes the apple of his eye. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 13. Bill  |  September 30, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Beware of pretty girls bearing apples. Well done!

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    • 14. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:28 am

      bill:

      i’m glad you liked it. thank you. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 15. Dora  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Plaridel,
    Wise friend. In this flawless narrative, I liked the humorous allusion to Eve the best. :>)
    pax,
    dora

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    • 16. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:28 am

      dora:

      coming from you, i take it as a great compliment. thank you. πŸ™‚

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      • 17. Dora  |  September 30, 2021 at 8:48 am

        YW πŸ™‚

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        • 18. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 10:42 pm

          anne:

          always was, always will be. πŸ™‚

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        • 19. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm

          dora:

          πŸ™‚

          Reply
  • 20. Dale  |  September 30, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Over millennia, men have worried about their bloodline over their son’s desires. Lucky for him the son chose a girl…

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    • 21. plaridel  |  September 30, 2021 at 10:44 pm

      dale:

      yes, he got lucky in that regard. πŸ™‚

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      • 22. Dale  |  October 1, 2021 at 6:43 am

        πŸ™‚

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  • 23. athling2001  |  September 30, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Those dangerous apples. Nice story.

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  • 24. draliman  |  October 1, 2021 at 12:34 am

    A bit tricky at that age to choose the priesthood when there are so many distractions πŸ™‚

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    • 25. plaridel  |  October 1, 2021 at 4:51 pm

      draliman:

      true that. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 26. James McEwan  |  October 1, 2021 at 3:34 am

    I think as humans we owe a lot to the humble apple.

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    • 27. plaridel  |  October 1, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      james:

      it was a blessing and a curse.

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  • 28. rochellewisoff  |  October 1, 2021 at 6:21 am

    Dear Plaridel,

    And just how do we know the fruit wasn’t a pear? πŸ˜‰ At least Dad knows his bloodline will continue.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    • 29. plaridel  |  October 1, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      rochelle:

      i guess we’ll never know. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 30. granonine  |  October 1, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Love conquers all?

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    • 31. plaridel  |  October 1, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      linda:

      you bet. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 32. pennygadd51  |  October 2, 2021 at 2:51 am

    You had me laugh out loud at the ending, mostly because you called the girl ‘Eve’. That was very neat indeed!

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    • 33. plaridel  |  October 3, 2021 at 9:36 am

      penny:

      i thought it would add spice to an otherwise boring story. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 36. Inside the Mind of Isadora  |  October 2, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    I think all pretty girls can sway a boy away. ~~~~ : – )
    Cute tale, Plaridel. Have a wonderful weekend … Stay Safe 😷
    Isadora 😎

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    • 37. plaridel  |  October 3, 2021 at 9:35 am

      isadora:

      i know, i know. for sure. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 38. Brenda's Thoughts  |  October 2, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    The mother looked too far into the future. Now, there might be a different sort of worry on the parent’s part. Clever tale, Plaridel!

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    • 39. plaridel  |  October 3, 2021 at 9:35 am

      brenda:

      if they brought him up right, there would be less to worry about. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 40. msjadeli  |  October 2, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    I’m glad Stephen took Samuel’s advice and let nature take its course. Nice touch with the girl sharing an apple with Jordan πŸ™‚

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    • 41. plaridel  |  October 3, 2021 at 9:34 am

      msjadeli:

      thanks for reading as usual. i’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
      • 42. msjadeli  |  October 3, 2021 at 10:15 am

        You’re welcome.

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  • 43. Woman walking Max  |  October 3, 2021 at 11:20 am

    A modern take on an old story, nicely done. I’m glad nature was able to take it’s course.

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    • 44. plaridel  |  October 5, 2021 at 9:54 am

      francine:

      so far, so good. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 45. ahtdoucette  |  October 5, 2021 at 10:48 am

    What an adorable story. I hope things work out however they are meant to!

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    • 46. plaridel  |  October 5, 2021 at 11:19 pm

      anne:

      it’s very generous of you. thanks for the kind comment. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 47. Na'ama Yehuda  |  October 5, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Ah, and the bloodline is secure … πŸ˜‰

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    • 48. plaridel  |  October 5, 2021 at 11:18 pm

      na’ama:

      hopefully… πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 49. notestowomen  |  October 5, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Great story, Plaridel. I still believe that priests should be allowed to marry and still serve God.

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    • 50. plaridel  |  October 5, 2021 at 11:18 pm

      adele:

      i agree with you 100%. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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