Eve and Zoë

Eve and Zoë

Updated: Mar 3

by Sandspirit


EVE

Zoë? An interesting name. Ever thought of calling yourself something else?


ZOË

It’s the name my mother gave me.


EVE

I remember her. A particularly difficult birth.


ZOË

The eve of destruction. That’s what they call you.


EVE

You’ve been reading my toe tag.


ZOË

Don’t get mad, get even. That’s what they say.


EVE

They can all go to hell. And they probably will.


ZOË

Eve the Temptress. Purveyor of forbidden fruit.


EVE

If you’re looking for someone to blame, blame the

serpent.


ZOË

For the fall of man?


EVE

Man didn’t fall. He jumped.


ZOË

You’re sure you didn’t nudge him in the back? Just a little? To help him on his way.


EVE

I gave him the apple. But he ate it.


ZOË

You were told to stay away from the tree. Yes or no?


EVE

Yes and no. Why put it there in the first place?


ZOË

To tempt the temptress.


EVE

Or beguile the fallible. We’re related, you and I. You know that, don’t you?


ZOË

You’re the mother of all mothers. The original.


EVE

More sinned against than sinning.


ZOË

And our names.


EVE

Hebrew and Greek.


ZOË

Two different worlds.


EVE

Two different words.


ZOË

One meaning.


EVE

Life.


ZOË

Life, that’s right.


EVE

And without death, there can be no life.


ZOË

So when you gave him the apple?


EVE

I gave him his life.


ZOË

He ate it, though. Remember?


EVE

I plucked it from the tree with my own fair hand.


ZOË

At the serpent’s suggestion.


EVE

I heard a hissing noise. Nothing more.


ZOË

And the word of God?


EVE

What of it? If Eden was paradise, why build a wall around it?


ZOË

To keep your demons at bay.


EVE

I am the demon. Or so they say.


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