Forbidden Fruit, by Nick Johns

“In the Second Age of Man, the Great Enemy rose again and seduced the sons of Man by the ease of his inventions, all the while ensnaring them. They heeded not the ancient warnings of their sacred books; the tale of the ruin of Adam and Eve. They wallowed in universal access to his works, reading not Terms and Conditions. Only after the horror of the Tech Wars was he deposed. Even now it is written ‘Forswear the Devil’s Fruit. By holy command of the purveyor of all knowledge, Google Almighty™, touch not the Apple, lest ye be damned.’ Amen.”


Nick Johns lives in Wellingborough UK where, since retiring from a life of crime, he rescues orphaned words and tries to find them literate homes. Among others, his small charges are fostered with Blink Ink, Nanoism, Ether Books and He blogs at

Posted on April 13, 2013, in Issue 8: Tiny Tall Tales Drabble Issue #2 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice. Very interesting drabble.

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