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Adam and Steve
6 months ago · Short Story,
Adam and Steve
Adam and Steve were two goats who lived in a beautiful garden provided by god.
God had told them never to take the apples, the apples were for all and not to be stolen.
A fiery sulfurous fate would be waiting for them if they broke the law of god.
They laughed and played and had more fun than they could ever imagine. The stories about over-indulgence and cruelty, they were told, seemed childlike to them.
One day a snake appeared to Steve and told him that if he and Adam took an apple, they could go to an even better place.
A vision of beauty and wonder appeared on the edge of the garden, it could be seen but not experienced. The goats were gorgeous, the food opulent and plenty, the paddock and clover, lush and greener than they had ever witnessed before.
Adam made the decision to take an apple with Steve and go to this magnificent place.
So an apple they took, not one but several. God appeared and told them they broke his one and only law.
The law of refusal, refuse to violate others.
They seemed unconcerned at first, the snake had showed them a vision even better than the garden.
God banished them and off they went to this magnificent place.
At first everything looked just as the vision had promised, but when they tried the food it tasted of filth.
The beauty they were promised made them feel evil and selfish, it faded just as fast as it arrived, but the feelings never did.
The other goats more cruel than what they had ever thought possible, the smell of sulfurous fumes followed them everywhere.
They couldn't go back to the garden all they ever saw while leaving were two sheep going in, nothing more nothing less.
They spent an eternity in this desert of opulence wishing they had followed the law of god.
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