Sunday, September 18, 2011

Eve

There were far more snakes than even the season before, rising from the grass to the sound of her song, hanging from trees in the sun like so much forbidden fruit. Why make so many, she wondered, when all they really needed was one perfect pair?
     Still, she was lonely and envied them their companionship and the close excitement of the den. There she got to talking with the most subtil of the beasts, and wondered aloud how they might make more people.
     “Come close,” he said rising to his full height. “Come close, and I will show you how.”

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25 comments:

  1. Sounds like she's in for a bad time!

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  2. No happy end in store for her ....

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  3. The poison of free will hinted, come close and I shall tell you, like whispers of time. Powerful write.

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  4. those snakes - nothing changes
    I really enjoyed reading your response.

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  5. Oh dear! Hope she'll be okay!

    Anna :o]

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  6. mildly EROTIC
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  7. Oooo, that kind of gave me the creeps but beautiful writing all the same.
    Wonderful and different post for E.

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  8. Interesting take on the Genesis story:)

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  9. Eve just wanders too much. Look at us now :)

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  10. ooo come close and i will show you....rather scary edge to that temptation for sure...

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  11. The most subtle beast indeed..she will be fine..

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  12. This is of course where women have learned they tricky ways, no wonder men are so vulnerable.

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  13. Wildly imaginative; well done.

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  14. Love you take on this myth. Well done!

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