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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of ďAll that Glitters is Not GoldĒ (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/24/08)

TITLE: Evening Edition with Ima Christian
By Jennifer Wetter


Host: Good evening and welcome to Evening Edition. Iím your host Ima Christian.
Today night weíre pleased to announce returning bestselling authors Adam and Eve.

Adam: Thank you. Itís a pleasure to be here Miss Christian.

Host (eyeing the fig leaf covered couple): Are those new fig leaves youíre wearing?

Eve: Theyíre part of my new clothing lines, Leaves by Eve. Do you like my new designs?

Host (blushes): Um..... Theyíre very revealing.

Eve: Thank you, Miss Christian. Iíll let my husband introduce our newest self help book, In the Beginning: Adam ate the Apple (But He Still Blames the Woman).

Adam: Well we actually prefer to call it a God Help book.

Host: What exactly do you mean by God Help?

Adam: Itís a book inspired to encourage a greater dependence on God rather than ourselves. Since the beginning weíve strived for perfection and purpose in our lives.

Host: We should do every thing as if God did nothing; we should depend upon God as if He did everything.

Adam: Yes, thatís exactly the inspired message we seek to relay to our readers. In the Beginning is also about accountability, acceptance and assurance.

Eve (muttering): Too bad youíve never learned that dear, husband.

Host: Adam, do you have a comment towards your wifeís accusations?

Adam: Yes, I suppose the world is ready for the truth, my version of the events that truly transpired that fateful morning.

Host: We will hear about the events that transpired in the once beautiful and lush Garden of Eden. We will also meet our next guest after these commercials.


Host: Welcome back to Evening Edition with myself, Ima Christian. If youíre just joining the show weíre interviewing bestselling authors, Adam and Eve also formerly known as the first man and woman.

Adam: So when do I get to recount my version of the events, Miss Christian.

Host: Right after I introduce our next guest author, The Serpent and his new bestseller Satan Made me Do It.

Serpent: Thank you, Misssss Chrissstian. Itísssss truly a pleassssure to be here.

Host: Adam and Eve Iím sure you remember The Serpent.

Adam and Eve: How could we forget itís his fault we were banished from our home?

Serpent: Itíssss nice to sssssseeee sssomethingssss never change essssspecially you two.

Host (muttered): I warned the producers this wasnít a good idea. I was hired as a reporter not a referee.

Adam: Miss Christian, Iím sorry I donít mean to interrupt your conversation but could we please get back to my version of events.

Eve (seething): I forget that itís always the womanís fault. Isnít that right, dear husband?

Adam (ignoring wife): In the beginning (such as where every good story should begin) God created the Heavens and the Earth. He created everything, which swims in the sea, flies in the air or walks upon the land.....

Serpent: Or ssssslithersssssss.

Adam: Yes and that too. He created man from dust in the air, breathed life into him and then created woman from manís rib.

Eve (gushing): Oh, but donít you remember how the sun glistened on the fruit so secretly in the center of the garden. The Tree of Life was so ripe, so full of life and my heart was full of longing for that fruit as it was the one tree we couldnít eat from.

Adam: The Tree of Life was imbued with such perfection, the kind of perfection only found in the Creator.

Serpent: Was that one bite of the fruit worth everything you had to ssssacrifice? The loss of your beautiful home, the clossssenesss you once shared with your Creator, the sssiiiinnnn you caused for youíre desssscendantsss and the ssssaalvation necessary for your redemption?

Eve (tears forming in her eyes): I longed for something so badly because I was promised the same grandeur and glory as my Creator.

Adam: It taken to learn the consequences of my sin.

Eve: Our sin, my dear husband, it was never yours alone.

Serpent: Itíssss already too late, this is Ssssaatanísss kingdom he wonít let you ssssslither away that eeeeasily. Sssssiiin will not allow you to essscape from and neither will he.

Host: Tonight youíve heard a testament about the sin, Satan and salvation only allowed only through the grace of God. This is Ima Christian signing off so until next time when weíre joined by the guest musicians Joshua and the Crumbing Walls of Jericho. This is Ima Christian and I pray so are you.

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Sylvia Hensel 02/01/08
How very, very clever and so funny. Enjoyable to read and shows great promise as a winner. Keep it up.
Julie Ruspoli02/01/08
Such a clever idea. Great message.
Adam's line is missing a word I think towards the end. I look forward to knowing what he was supposed to say.
Very good writing.
Dorothy Purge02/01/08
How creative! I love it! I love it! I love it!
Laury Hubrich 02/01/08
Very creative! I love the sssserpent's sssspeech ssssoo funny.
James Dixon02/02/08
What a great entry. I hope you can find some actors daring enough to wear A&E's costume.

I would drop the commercials unless an important message is inserted there because I would not want to interrupt the flow if this is performed. Allow the audience to experience the benefits of Public Sector broadcasting. The sketch will only run for a few minutes.
c clemons02/04/08
A very inventive take for the topic. Needs a lot of tweaking if it was written to be performed (like stage cues, for the commercials,) or like a previous commenter said, that could be left out.