By Joseph Logsdon

Jackson Newborn was a very famous explorer. Instead of becoming a worthless professor, Jackson used his education to travel the world. Jackson not only loved history, but he also wanted to make history. Sure, he was an old man, but ultimately, that didn't prevent him from exploring the world. Knowing that he had very little time left on earth, Jackson decided to finally risk his own life.

Despite his elderly condition, Jackson didn't complain as he entered the ancient forest. It was late at night, and because of that, the forest was dead. Having very little time, Jackson decided to swim across the lake. The water, though cold, was harmless as he made his way across. Before he could reach the other side, however, a woman grabbed his shoulder.

"Hello," the naked woman stated as she glided through the water.

"Fuck," he screamed, shocked by her sudden arrival.

"You don't have to be afraid," she replied.

"You startled me, that's all," he exclaimed.

"I hope you'll forgive me," she stated.

"There's nothing to forgive," he stated.

"Tell me, what are you doing out here?"

"I could ask you the same thing," Jackson stated.

"What do you mean?"

"Well, to be perfectly honest, it's very rare to see a beautiful woman in the middle of nowhere. Now, it's possible that you could be lost, but I doubt that."

"I live here," she stated.

"What do you mean, you live here?"

"This is my home," she stated.

"You know, for some reason, I don't believe you," he replied.

"What do you mean, you don't believe me?"

"The wilderness is no place for a woman," he stated.

"I've been here for as long as I can remember," she stated.

"Really? What's your name?"

"Eve," she answered.

"Do you have a last name?"

"What's a last name?"

"You mean, you don't know?"

"I told you, I've never left the forest," she stated.

"How do you survive?"

"The land provides for me," she answered.

"Are you joking?"

"I'm unfamiliar with that concept," she stated.

"Would you be willing to leave this place?"


"If what you say is true, I have to show you to the world," he stated.

"That doesn't sound good."

"Trust me, you won't regret it."

After arriving on the shore, Jackson stared at her smooth, naked body. His lust, to a degree, made him want her. Just because he was an old man, didn't mean that he couldn't be aroused. Eve was something pure, something that couldn't be explained. As much as he wanted to take advantage of her, he knew that her significance was far too important.

"So, Eve, did you have a mother?"

"No," she answered.

"Did you have a father?"

"No," she answered.

"Who raised you, then?"

"No one raised me," she stated.

"Surely, someone had to?"

"To be perfectly honest, I don't even remember being born. It's strange, I know, and what's even stranger, is the fact that I don't know anything about my past. Occasionally, I'll see someone walking through the forest, but I don't have the courage to approach them. You, on the other hand, looked like you would understand."

"Understand what, exactly?"

"That I'm all alone," she whimpered.

"You're not alone, you have me," Jackson stated.

"So, what you're saying is, I can stop worrying?"

"Exactly," he replied.

Without hesitation, Jackson kissed Eve. Like two lovers, their lips parted and came together again. If Eve had been born in modern society, she would have never kissed an elderly man, but, because of her innocent nature, nothing seemed strange. She was, as most psychologists suggest, mentally pure. Using her hands, Eve proceeded to loosen his belt. Before she could do anymore, Jackson stopped their passionate lovemaking.

"This is wrong," he stated.

"What's the matter? Don't you like me?"

"It's not that, it's just that I don't want to corrupt you," he stated.

"What do you mean, corrupt me?"

"Trust me, if we do this, you'll never be the same. You're pure, so pure that I can't risk the possibility of you being corrupted. Don't get me wrong, I care about you, but I also care about my research."

"What are you saying?"

"I'm sorry, we can't do this," he stated.

"Well, if we can't do that, then maybe we could go for a swim?"

"In case you've forgotten, we just got out of the water," he stated.

"Come on, it'll be fun," she stated.

"Okay, one swim," he stated.

The water was cold as they made their way across the lake. Her eyes, though friendly, managed to intimidate him. As the shore disappeared, Jackson started to feel uneasy. No one, not even his own wife, had made him feel so alive. She was, at the end of the day, too good to be true.

"Are you nervous?" Eve asked.

"Why are we swimming so far out?"

"The water is cold, isn't it?"

"Very cold," he stated.

"You're a very handsome man," she stated.

"Thank you," he replied.

"Would you like to see where I live?"

"You live in the forest, don't you?"

"Technically, yes," she replied.

"Well, where do you sleep?"

"Somewhere secret," she giggled.


"I'll show you, if you'll let me," she stated.

Using her power as a seductress, Eve kissed Jackson once again. He tried to resist, but her touch was too strong.

"Eve, stop, please," he stated.

"I've never had a man this old," she stated.

"What are you talking about?"

"Hush, Jackson, it will be over soon," she laughed.

Sensing that he was in danger, Jackson tried to swim away, but her grip proved to be too strong. Before he could scream, Eve pulled him under the water. Struggling to get away, Jackson grabbed her soft hair. Before he could do anymore, she scratched his face and dragged him to the surface.

"What are you doing?" Jackson asked.

"Do you remember the story of Adam and Eve?"

"Of course, everyone does," he answered.

"Well, did you know that Eve was a mermaid?"

"No," he answered.

"Not only that, but she was also forced to kill anyone who entered her kingdom," Eve stated.

"What are you saying?"

"Surely, you must know what I'm talking about?"

"Even if such a person did exist, she would've died a long time ago," he stated.

"Not only did she exist, but she's here to prove it," Eve laughed.

"This has to be a dream," Jackson stated.

"Sometimes, dreams can be real."

"So, what are you going to do?"

"I'm going to drown you, of course," she laughed.

The End