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BitterSweet - SplashHall Poet
« on: June 22, 2006, 10:25 AM »
Meet Sandy Benitez aka Bittersweet. A military brat, she was born in Selma, Alabama, in October 1970.  Her father served 20+ years in the Air Force and her mother is a native of Thailand.
 
At an early age, Sandy showed talent in creative writing.  She consistently achieved the highest grade in elem school for short story writing.  Sandy started writing poetry in 1986 at the age of 16. Her English teacher encouraged her to keep writing, noting that she reminded her of Emily Dickinson.  But that was probably due more to her demeanor: she was very much the brooding, melancholic poet & was also extremely shy.  She graduated from Brent International School in 1988.  In 1989, Sandy joined the Air Force, carrying on the family tradition.  She was married in 1993 to a fellow service member and they have 2 beautiful children, ages 6 & 2.
 
She enjoys writing & reading poetry, watching scary movies, alternative rock, astrology, photography, traveling, the paranormal, anything that has flowers, Angels, or butterflies in it. Sandy is now stationed in Wyoming and is counting the days until retirement (which is still 3 or 4 years out).  She has had several poems published in literary magazines online and recently started her own online poetry magazine called Flutter.  She hopes to publish a book of poems in the future.  She goes by the pen name Sandy Hiss, which is actually her maiden name. Sandy can always be found at SplashHall Poetry or her blog Violet Muse.
 
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006, 01:28 PM »
*soft smile*.......Very cool getting to know you a llittle more~
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 01:29 PM »
Hey, B. (R.) Sweet, I never would have guess that you are in the military! A person doesn't equate beautiful poetry with the USAF. Who knew??? You are so talented. I love your work!
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2006, 02:42 PM »
Hey! Its great to meet you Bittersweet! Your work is great and you have been very encouraging. I am glad to learn more about you.  I dig scary movies, rock, and the paranormal too. Do you have any personal experiences with the paranormal that you can share" i love hearign first hand experiences. I never have, but my mom has had several. My dad and uncle have too. So i definantley beleive but I don't beleive that I would neccessarily handle a sighting or experience well,running and screaming comes to mind lol.  Well sweet I will see you around.
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 03:26 PM »
Allura, I feel so horrible I didn't post a reply in your bio.  I will have to do that.  Thanks for taking the time to read mine and commenting.

Voodoo, I'm sure it does seem strange that a military person would write poetry.  I don't fit the stereotype at all of being this tough chick like GI Jane.  I'm more of a priss actually...lol.

Mistress, I'm happy that I've been able to encourage you in some way to keep writing.  I love watching programs about the paranormal.  I've never had any personal experiences myself but my mother has and some friends.  I would probably scream and run if I ever saw a ghost.

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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2006, 02:27 AM »
hey was up nice to but a face with the comments keep up the work i love reading your poems
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006, 09:10 PM »
Thanks Beholder, I enjoy reading your poems as well.  '<img'>

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2006, 10:46 PM »
Very nice to get to know you a little more about the real you.    Your work and words are a true inspiration.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2006, 12:02 PM »
Thank you Lady Sunshine, it's a great feeling knowing that I've inspired you.  Your writing has inspired me as well.   '<img'>

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2006, 12:09 AM »
Yeah I love watching programs like that too. My mother has had strange thigns happen as well, once my mother woke up and from the neck down she was levitating. Ahhh! I lived their until I was four and dont rememeber any ghosts, but i od remember we lived on the highest floor in an apartment on the south side,it was big and airy.Since we were on the top floor ,we could feel the building sway. One tiem the building got broken into but we were so high up they didnt get to our place. I do remember that night was scary we came home and everyone was all upset adn doors and windows were broken.. I just remeber not being able to go outside because of the neighborhood, and being scared if the lights were off lol, oh and something about the bathroom widnow or soemthign I didnt like it. Anyway,  She had a couple experiences in that apt. Another time my mom was turning off the light and before she touched it it turned itself off. She walked away and it turned back on, this went on until my mom yelled stop it! and it stopped. Creepy huh? Oh, what was really cool was that there was a micheal jackson impersonator who lived down the street and we would go on our porch and watch him everyday at lunch time. he would walk down the street and dance, and do the moonwalk. I never heard him speak though. I was convinced it was him and my sister and I loved it, we woudl yell and sream form our porch. Hahaha, that just popped into my head so I thought I would share. What is your job in the airforce or what did you do? What was the coolest thing you learned while training in the military? Hope you dont mind my questions.  Well, I have "talked" your ear off so i will zip it '<img'> See you around bittersweet.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2006, 11:42 AM »
Wow, that was a scary thing your mother went through.  I know it would freak me out if the lights kept going out without me turning them off.  I believe that some people are more hypersensitive than other people when it comes to seeing spirits.  My mother told me about this old house she lived in, in thailand with my dad.  She said every night she would wake up and see this male figure standing over the bed and sometimes he would just go and lay on top of her!!  I have no idea how she handled that for as long as she did.  I would have moved out ASAP.  She also said that she saw my dad's mother standing in the bedroom shortly after she passed away.  

Thanks for asking about my military job.  I'd rather not say what it is even though I've already mentioned my real name.  I'm so paranoid that someone will see me here and try to report on me for some stupid reason (that's one reason why I stay away from anything political, written about the president).  I don't know what the coolest thing I've learned would be.  Alot of it is stuff I'm really not interested in like shooting the M-16 or going through chemical, biological training (both of which I can't stand).  My best experience was probably being sent to Spain for a month of duty.  That was more like a paid vacation at times...lol.

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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2006, 07:29 PM »
Ur a very beautiful woman and person.  And I will check out some of your work.  U are a strong woman and you inspire me
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2006, 03:30 PM »
Thanks for those kind words Larry; you've got me blushing now...lol.  Seriously, it means a lot when someone tells me that I've inspired them.  I've gotten tons of inspiration from the talented poets here at Splash, including yourself.

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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2008, 07:22 AM »
Lovely Sandy,

I just followed the Surviving The Ugly thread. After reading it, I felt compelled to dig into the archives and deliver your fused sugar and grit to the readership at large.

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