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Stealing From Eden

You Shall Not Surely Die

By Emily Marie ConcannonPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Stealing From Eden
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"It was not I, dear Lord," pleaded the naked Eve. "The Serpent in the Garden did tempt me and I did eat."


That was all the Snake could say. The Lord's eye grew sad as a single tear fell to Earth. Casting the man woman from the garden the serpent slivered away on his belly.

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Was he the wicked one, or was he simply a snake?

The man cast blame on the woman and the woman cast her guilt on the serpent. The serpent carried it away as the Lord in the sky cried at the great loss. Paradise was taken, stolen away, Forever.

But who stole paradise from us? Was it God? Was it Satan? Man? Woman? Or did we let it? Did we let it slip from our fingers, unable to stop it and unable to own up to our weakness and short coming?

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“And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.”


Who killed Able? Who stole Paradise? We lose it every day we choose hatred, pain, and guilt over love, trust, and good will.


About the Creator

Emily Marie Concannon

I am a world nomad with a passion for vegan food, history, coffee, and equality.

You can find my first novel on Kindle Vella here: :) I appreciate all your support and engagement! :)

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  • ThatWriterWomanabout a month ago

    Nice insightful analysis of the bible tales. Nicely Done!

  • Eating animal flesh. That’s the true garden of Eden story…. Even now science can tell us it’s the downfall of man… the downfall of health… (and therefor of true love) of spirituality … that and alcohol. They kind of go together…. 😞

  • Mariann Carroll4 months ago

    The first heist of mankind 👏👏👏Bravo

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    "We lose it every day..." Wow, I loved how you painted this picture of the beginning but brought it to present day so quickly and vividly. Wonderful work, so glad to see you on here again :)

  • Great take on the challenge ,getting all biblical. Excellent work

  • Oooo, I love how you went with this for the hiest challenge! This was so brilliant!

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