Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What's The Story?

I suppose I’m a writer because I always want to know, ‘What’s The Story’…
I am an observer, I spend great chunks of time quietly watching, listening, waiting…
And more often than not wherever I am, someone is going to show me, tell me, let me know what the story is…
Many times they don’t realize they are doing it,
Because I’m ad-libbing,
Writing the story in my mind,
Filling in the blank spots…
A case in point was yesterday,
It was the middle of the day,
I had an appointment with the optometrist,
And after I was done I had to do some bank stuff,
As I drove down Dunn, a very busy street, filled with businesses, restaurants, apartments,
And a mixed bag of residential areas,
The streets were teeming with activity,
People at lunch,
Waiting for buses,
Kids skipping school,
But this one woman caught my eye,
She was probably late twenties, early thirties…
Ebony skinned, bountiful, in rust and black jeans,
With rust colored hair, sashaying…
Stopping at the light I looked at her waiting near the intersection and was startled,
Her face was a perfect light beige mask, layers of perfectly applied makeup,
The rest of her including her neck was the color of strong coffee, espresso...
Immediately I wanted to know her story,
What was inside that inspired her to paint her lovely face a completely different hue,
Wondering if she even realized the contrast,
Was her lighting at home such that she couldn’t even see it,
Or if in some way she was hiding in plain sight,
Also curious as to whether anyone in her life had ever asked or mentioned it to her,
I was fascinated,
Wanted to sit down with her,
And respectfully ask,
Waiting with bated breath for her answer,
Allowing her a voice to say why,
Of course, that will never happen,
But as a writer perhaps one day,
I can compose a story of someone with her characteristics,
Inserting someone in her life,
Who will ask,
Allowing her to tell,
Her story….



Anonymous said...

I'd admit it sounds intriguing... I would want to know too!

Happy Humpday luv!


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks G-Nice,
I have this burning desire to tell all the stories...particularly those with basic human elements


Anonymous said...

Angelia, it seems writers are more observant than a lot of folks. Whenever I go somewhere and I have to wait, I do that. I notice certain people and wonder what their story doesn't take much to get your attention, it could be a cough or the fact that the person seems to be engrossed in a heated discussion with another individual.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

That's it Sister Shelia, that is it...


Gwyneth Bolton said...

Yep, she's a writer... people watching, check, making up stories in her head about the folks she's observing, check check.... :-) I do the same thing. Great post, sis.


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks Lady Gwyneth,
and that's the ficitionalized truth...winking...


Jennifer C. said...

I call that people watching. I love doing it. There was a time when I was doing a long distance learning program and I had to observe someone and write a piece about the individual. I loved it. I chose and odd little girl.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

it is people watching but it translates to great stories,,,