Short Story 5 of …

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We know of Adam and Eve, but what do the names mean in my 5th story in the series of those not accepted by journals for publication.



First or Next

Havah and Mattea became close friends after Adam and Rishon died. The women often speculated about which of the men died first or next. Authorities ruled their deaths suicide, but both women had questions. Were the experts wrong and one death was by murder?

If so, who murdered whom?

Rishon and Mattea met during their studies for an MA Degree in Sociology. Research revealed no record of their having children. Adam, also a student in the Masters in Sociology program, met Havah about the same time but under different circumstances. Havah was the graveyard shift waitress at the Dunkin` Doughnuts where insomniac students added to their inability to sleep with strong brewed coffee and often unnecessary over-study of assigned material. Oral and documented history confirmed that Adam and Havah had at least two sons.

Adam and Rishon were raised as one and what one did the other did also, but not necessarily at the same time.

Rishon was generally kicking, crying, and colicky, Adam was restful, cooing, and tranquil.
Just as in the legend of Romulus and Remus, Adam and Rishon were orphaned, disagreed on most things, were raised without human loyalty, and found women lacking in their early lives.

Romulus killed his brother Remus and Cain, a son of Adam, killed his brother Abel.

Only Rishon knew he would be taking Adam with him when he leapt into the River Styx.

Or did Adam jump first?


As my octogenarianism continues, my mind wanders as I wonder.
Or could it be that my mind wonders as I wander?