A Waste of Time – Prosery

A Waste of Time

We spent a lifetime not even knowing each other.  Spinning our wheels with failed marriages and empty relationships.  Coming from different parts of the world we inexplicably ended up in the same city.  Moving in the same orbit but not connecting until that one special night when we finally met.  I was cynical and you were the perfect gentleman.   We had so much in common and talked into the wee hours sharing stories of world travel.  

We lived the dream until the health scare came.  The focus was no longer on us, but “it”.  It consumed you.  Even when you were made safe and fully recovered, it lived with us.  Haunting me like a mistress.  Now instead of love we are at war with each other.

When it is over said and done, it was a time, and there was never enough of it.

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

Merril is hosting Monday Prosery at D’Verse Poets and has prompted us with a line from Allison Adelle Hedge Coke’s poem, “A Time”. When it is over said and done, it was a time, and there was never enough of it. We are to write a piece of flash fiction (Prosery) including the prompt line. Prosery is exactly 144 words excluding the title

  32 comments for “A Waste of Time – Prosery

  1. August 17, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    This virus has the ability to throw shade on nearly everything. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2020 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Ken! That’s try, it really has 😢

      • Christine Bolton
        August 18, 2020 at 8:37 am

        True is what I meant to type 😕

  2. August 17, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    kaykuala

    This has the makings of the scary outcome of the pandemic. ‘It’ permeates all strata of life and regions! Great lines Christina!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      August 17, 2020 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks so much! I appreciate it ☺️

  3. August 17, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Poignant!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 11:20 am

      ☺️

  4. Christine Bolton
    August 17, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    ☺️

  5. August 17, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Bittersweet and beautiful, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 8:35 am

      Aww thanks Felicia 🥰

  6. August 18, 2020 at 3:31 am

    Not so much a waste of time as a difficult learning curve, Christine. Sometimes it takes a health scare to bring us to our senses and understand what it’s all about.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 8:34 am

      Isn’t that the truth Kim. Hope you’re well ☺️

  7. sanaarizvi
    August 18, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Bittersweet and evocative!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 11:13 am

      Thank you so much ☺️

  8. August 18, 2020 at 10:45 am

    That’s powerful Christine. Its a sad no win situation I hope no one ever has.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 11:16 am

      Yes, so true Darnell. We should be grateful for healing and not use cured illness as a weapon.

  9. August 18, 2020 at 10:47 am

    The worst of times …. most of us feel it. Your story is sad ~ my hope for you is a happy end one day.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 11:16 am

      Thank you Helen ☺️💕

  10. August 18, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    So many relationships are being sacrificed to health problems… sometimes I feel survival is wasted…

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      Yes, it makes you wonder.

  11. August 18, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    A pandemic definitely affects relationships–I suppose such situations bring out the best and worst in many people.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 9:59 pm

      Yes, it certainly tests our patience and loyalty.

  12. August 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    This virus is insidious for so many relationships. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 18, 2020 at 10:01 pm

      Thanks Dale. It can be any health issue in the middle of Covid19. Can you imagine? 😕

      • August 18, 2020 at 10:53 pm

        I can, unfortunately!

  13. August 20, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Nicely done. I enjoyed reading it.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2020 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks so much Bill ☺️

      • August 20, 2020 at 8:01 pm

        You’re welcome 😊

  14. August 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Amazing post

    • Christine Bolton
      September 1, 2020 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you so much Shivi. ☺️ I found your comment in my Spam box so sorry for the delay in responding to you.

      • September 1, 2020 at 10:28 pm

        No no dont say sorry
        It was my pleasure 🤗🤗🤗

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