by Cody Wood
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
Once upon a time, the Great Dragon was also considered good.
He even began as an Angel of Light. But he grew dark. More dark than any other creature. And he craved for mankind to join him in the shadows of the garden.
So the dragon convinced a man and woman to rebel against their Maker by taking a bite of forbidden fruit. They both ate. And ate. And ate. Until the light in their own eyes grew unnaturally bright and exposed the blackness in their bones.
Then, for the first time, they hid in fear from their Maker. They slipped deeper and deeper into the shade of the trees. Heading east of Eden. Away from the light. Into outer dark.
Where they would never live happily ever after.