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Christine Betts

United States

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almost 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

I Live in a House

PROMPT: Flashlight


I live in a house with six other people
It’s a beautiful house
Seven of us total
We have a small yard,
enough separate bedrooms
bathrooms aplenty
and a fridge that’s always full.
 
I like the six other people
We get along alright
usually keep our own schedules
passing occasionally
as housemates in the night.
 
Sometimes Tom doesn’t refill the toilet paper
and Paula forgets to water her plants
the worst part, maybe, is the sink
Seven housemates...
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over 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

Mourning

PROMPT: 0-9

0 is the serenity of an early morning, when one's mind has yet to wander past the foggy dreams of the night before...

1 is the curiosity of the newness of it all; the fresh breeze blowing above the bed frame, decidedly different than the inauthentic feeling of the air conditioner being blasted...

2 are the sounds of different chirps, reminiscent of summer mornings at grandmother's house where the walls weren't yet thick enough to keep out the natural world...
...

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over 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

Mourning

PROMPT: 0-9

0 is the serenity of an early morning, when one's mind has yet to wander past the foggy dreams of the night before...

1 is the curiosity of the newness of it all; the fresh breeze blowing above the bed frame, decidedly different than the inauthentic feeling of the air conditioner being blasted...

2 are the sounds of different chirps, reminiscent of summer mornings at grandmother's house where the walls weren't yet thick enough to keep out the natural world...
...

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over 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

Mourning

PROMPT: 0-9

0 is the serenity of an early morning, when one's mind has yet to wander past the foggy dreams of the night before...

1 is the curiosity of the newness of it all; the fresh breeze blowing above the bed frame, decidedly different than the inauthentic feeling of the air conditioner being blasted...

2 are the sounds of different chirps, reminiscent of summer mornings at grandmother's house where the walls weren't yet thick enough to keep out the natural world...
...

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over 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

Off-tempo

PROMPT: Quartet

He smiled a second after the rest of the group, laughed a second longer. He found comfort in walking, even though his mother always told him the bus would be faster. He never stepped in perfect rhythm; he liked the control he felt in the changes of the tempo in the pounding of his feet upon the pavement.

over 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

Off-tempo

PROMPT: Quartet

He smiled a second after the rest of the group, laughed a second longer. He found comfort in walking, even though his mother always told him the bus would be faster. He never stepped in perfect rhythm; he liked the control he felt in the changes of the tempo in the pounding of his feet upon the pavement.

over 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

Off-tempo

PROMPT: Quartet

He smiled a second after the rest of the group, laughed a second longer. He found comfort in walking, even though his mother always told him the bus would be faster. He never stepped in perfect rhythm; he liked the control he felt in the changes of the tempo in the pounding of his feet upon the pavement.

over 2 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) published:

Meditation on a Goodbye

PROMPT: Open Prompt

I held the door open,

ready to leave.

Ciao, Profe

Hasta... erm

Hasta Siempre, she said.

Hasta Siempre.

 

Hasta Luego

Meaning See You Later

 

Hasta Pronto

Meaning See You Soon

 

Hasta Mañana

Meaning See You Tomorrow

 

But Hasta Tarde

Meaning See You... Indefinitely

 

On the drive home I rolled

the words around my mouth

like a jawbreaker.

Hasta Siempre

Hasta

Siempre

Hasta, until, up, even, to

Siempre, always, forever

 

I think my favorite translation

the one...

over 3 years ago

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Christine Betts (United States) reviewed:

A Statement

PROMPT: WILD

Great interpretation of the prompt! I love your writing! Can't wait to read more :) Your voice is distinct and the emotion feels incredibly raw.

over 3 years ago