To fly?

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Why is it always assumed that it was an apple? And who’s to say that it was the first temptation either? I’m sure they both looked at the fruit and thought about it many times before that first delicious bite. Everything was flawless, wasn’t it, and we’ve always been prone to greed, I guarantee. It was only a matter of time with the terrible tree sitting just out of bounds, and the cruel taste of the unknown waking them nightly. Perhaps the true temptation was just getting out from under perfection or the perception of it, and getting that first big disappointment over and done with. Perhaps we always knew that we were frauds, because it isn’t the image that’s the original, only the sin, and baby, we were born to fall. Otherwise, we’d have been made with wings.

Created: Apr 04, 2014

Tags: original sin, prose, quick fiction, poetry, microfiction

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