• Bethany commented on the post, church 5 years, 6 months ago

    I used to be there every Sunady morning for at least an hour, sometimes two. Then college happened. Suddenly no one was making me get up. I didn’t go anymore. I miss it. When I’m in Rome, I think I’ll go to mass at a different old cathedral each week.

  • Bethany commented on the post, montage 6 years, 4 months ago

    The images won’t stop playing, on repeat in my head. It’s a collection of thoughts, ideas, memories. I watch, completely entranced.

  • Bethany commented on the post, homeless 6 years, 4 months ago

    He shivers in the snow, not sure where his next meal will come from. It’s cold, so cold that his hands feel frozen. The shelter down the road is full this time of year, or he’d swallow his pride and ask for their help. Maybe they could give him a home tomorrow night.

  • Bethany commented on the post, oblique 6 years, 4 months ago

    BAND! (two, three, four) To the REAR, MARCH!
    BAND! (two, three, four) To the REAR, MARCH!
    Left flank, MARCH!
    Left flank, MARCH!
    Right flank, MARCH!
    Right flank, MARCH!
    BAND! (two, three, four) Oblique left, MARCH!
    Oblique right, MARCH!

    BAND (two, three, four) Halt, MARCH!

    Relax, but don’t you dare move. The drill is only half over.

  • Bethany commented on the post, taboo 6 years, 5 months ago

    It’s wrong. Something unacceptable, at least in the eyes of society. But that doesn’t mean that you have to listen to them.

    Sometimes, though, society has it right and wrong is wrong.

  • Bethany commented on the post, cool 6 years, 8 months ago

    The ice was just what she needed, to make this hot day perfect. She took three cubes and dropped them in her lemonade, put on her sunglasses, and played it cool.

  • Bethany commented on the post, covered 7 years, 1 month ago

    This was NOT what she meant to happen, what she wanted. Tears would have been the next step, but she didn’t want anyone to see them. So she covered her eyes, to hide them from the world.

  • Bethany commented on the post, cabinet 7 years, 2 months ago

    It’s hide-and-go-seek, and I have the perfect spot: inside the cabinet high above my dad’s workbench.

  • Bethany commented on the post, props 7 years, 2 months ago

    The basement is full of unused items: brooms, phones, swords, roses. From both classic and modern eras, these far-from priceless relics sit gathering dust until the next play.

  • Bethany commented on the post, gladiator 7 years, 5 months ago

    I fight to live, but also to die. If I fight, I live. I also die. I have everything, yet nothing, at once. I know my strength, though not how it might be used—by myself or others, or by myself for others—in […]

  • Bethany commented on the post, entice 7 years, 6 months ago

    So maybe she won’t listen. Maybe she’d rather spend the rest of the day at pasture, eating grass to her heart’s content. A carrot—better yet, an apple—might entice her to come to you, anyway.