The Beginning: Nineteen and Thirty

This will raise a few eyebrows, but when you get it, especially the title, you’ll understand, hopefully.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields writes “the songs that make the whole world s-i-i-i-i-ig!”  Actually, she writes novels like Please Say Kaddish For me and From Silt and Ashes and they are terrific.  Buy a couple of hundred of them or so.  They make great gifts!

This is also her photo.



The girls peered out of their cave.  Civilization had gone up in volcanic lava and molten rocks, not unlike the previous families, who were washed away in a great flood.  Mother was dead.  Father was all they had.

The sisters reasoned the earth was destroyed.  They and their father were it.

“It’s up to us now.”

They mixed up some wine, much stronger than normal, gave it to their father, the last living man on earth, got him drunk and impregnated themselves.  The human race would go on.

At the same time, their father’s cousin, Abram, who lived in Canaan …




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30 Responses to The Beginning: Nineteen and Thirty

  1. Thanks a Lot for that story! Didn’t even remember the story about the daughters impregnating themselves. Guess I was absent from Hebrew School that day.

    • wmqcolby says:

      Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt. I looked back and turned into a telephone pole. Badda-BING! You’d be amazed what you can find in the Hebrew scriptures. Go on, give it a shot.
      Thanks for stopping by, Perry. Can’t wait to read what Russell’s gonna write about ya THIS week. 😀

  2. Dear Cuzzin Kent,

    Laughing from the corner of Nineteen and Thirty. A well told story handed down l’dor v’dor but never told in quite this way. Buen trabajo y echad mas.


    Cuzzin Shelly

  3. Oh this is a very interesting spin.
    Loved it.

  4. From pretty grim to pretty dang funny! Well done.

  5. wmqcolby says:

    Thanks, Alicia. What an epic fail it was, too, on the girls’ part.

  6. Ha.. yes I did get it.. I think i once wrote a story from Lot’s wife’s perspective..

  7. And God didn’t smite Lot and his daughters who committed the mortal sin of adulterous incest, choosing instead to turn his wife into a pillar of salt? And why did he favor Abram over Lot, giving Canaan to Abram. This God plays favorites.
    On a less moralizing note, that was a wonderfully told tale!

    • wmqcolby says:

      As to your questions, I refer you to a video of America’s Rabbi Daniel Lapin.
      Start at 28:26 on the video. He talks about the very thing I wrote about.

  8. Sorry, missed placing a question mark after my question.

  9. plaridel says:

    who knows? in the scheme of things, he might not be their real father. unfortunately, his wife’s secret died with her. 🙂

    • wmqcolby says:

      That’s a fascinating take on the story, but there’s more to it. When it’s read in the original Hebrew a lot (no pun intended) comes out that English can’t really express. I left a video above for Dreamer of Dreams. Start at 28:26.

  10. Sandra says:

    Interesting clip – I watched some of it. The whole human race seems to be predicated on incest anyway. I suppose it’s only the degree that matters… 😉 A very different take on the prompt Kent, well done.

  11. wmqcolby says:

    Hahahaha! Thanks, Sandra. It was the river that did it, I guess.

  12. gahlearner says:

    Heh, I remember that story vaguely. Now, isn’t it a good thing our real ancestors were smarter and just decided: hey fellow human, let’s mate (sapiens, neandertalensis, denisova, whocaresensis). Makes for great diversity. 🙂 Great story.

  13. rgayer55 says:

    One thing I always wondered about this story was how Papa got it up (twice no less) while being so drunk. It’s nice to know that even in the face of extinction, there’s always plenty of wine.

  14. wmqcolby says:

    😀 😀 😀 I’m SO leaving that one alone!

  15. I’ve read that story in the Bible, Kent. I listened to Rabbi Lapin’s film clip and found it really interesting. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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