knittingknots (knittingknots) wrote,
knittingknots
knittingknots

  • Mood:

Vignette: What Adam Told Eve

Just a little bit of He and She vignetting for warm up as I turn to more serious writing, but damn, if I don't have a finished piece every few days, it makes me feel unsatisfied...


They sat around the kitchen table in companionable silence, he reading an outdoors magazine, she gazing out of the window looking at her garden, and the mountains beyond.  In the center of the table was a bowl of apples. 

Without thinking much about it, she picked up an apple.  It was a Fuji apple, one cheek quite red, the other side much paler, streaked with yellow and red.  Watching a sparrow dash in among her mustard greens, she brought it to her nose, enjoying the scent.

Two other birds flew down from the neighbor’s willow tree.  The three of them hopped through the vegetable garden. She bit down on the apple.  Suddenly, the birds flew off as their neighbor’s dog started to bark.

She took another bite.

The crunch caught his attention.  He looked up from his magazine, peaking over the top of his reading glasses.  As she brought the apple back up towards her mouth, he grabbed her wrist, brought the hand towards his own mouth, and without asking, took a bite.

“There’s more apples,” she said, snatching her hand back.

“Yours tastes better,” he replied.

“I bet that’s what Adam told Eve,” she commented, and pushing her chair back, walked out into the garden.

“Maybe so,” he murmured. Smiling, he went back to his magazine.


Tags: he and she, vignette
Subscribe

  • Flashback

    (Someone, without meaning to, I'm sure, dropped me right back into the worst night of my life. I will see this over and over until it lets go. So…

  • Poem: Writing Daze

    They walk around me while I write, with a hey, ho, and a hey nonnie nah, They spin around me while I write, talking, laughing in my sight, watch my…

  • Watching the New Year Come in, 2012

    O brave new world, O brave new year full of potential unrealized, new, untried. May we, taking the first, tentative steps into your…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments