Writers’ Showcase Day #6 Spotlight on… Carmen B.


A Message From…

Terry Ann Williams-Richard, Your Personal Book Writing Coach and Founder of Personalized Educational Services, LLC

We are Courageous Voices Casting Visions while Celebrating Victories! This Writers’ Showcase is in celebration of completing our 30-Day Writing Project Challenge 2020 (July 13 – August 11). I am grateful for 16 other Sister Writers who agreed, on a variety of personalized levels of participation, to accept the challenge to join me on what turned out to be a transforming adventure. Daily Encouragement e-mails with inspirational quotes & writing tips; Weekly Zoom Call Check-Ins; access to daily interaction in the “A Writing Party!” Facebook group; and an occasional nudge or push from me are some of the benefits of this experience designed to promote daily writing, reaching writing/publishing goals, and uplifting each other. Over the next few days I will spotlight a sprinkling of the writing gifts from this magical group of courageous creatives. Today we celebrate Carmen B.! Write On, Sister Writer!

Contact me: at tutor4utoday@gmail.com for your own personalized transformational writing experience.

The Wrong Stop

by Carmen B.

On the Bus

Have you ever taken a bus and got off at the wrong stop? What was your first thought? Wait for the next bus, or start walking? Well, that is how I look at my failed relationships; I got off at the wrong stop! See, the way I look at it, all relationships are like embarking on a journey. It is always a sightseeing journey initially. You start out at the station, excited and eager for the trip. Along the way you might look out the window and see sites you really want to stop and immerse yourself in but life is about lessons and sometimes you should have stayed on that bus and just watched that stop pass by! Some stops are just bad for your health: mental, physical, and of course emotional. Some stops tear you up, put you through the ringer of life and spit you out like so much trash; all wrinkled and torn. Let me introduce of my least favorite stops on this journey called life. I am no expert (unless it is on failed relationships) and do not have any statistics to back up my theories just so you know.

The Stop

The Sweetshop Stop is where you meet a guy who is all about everything sweet. Flowers, dinner out, movies, boring sex, and sloppy kisses. Everything is just so mellow about this guy. This guy should have been named BORING instead of Barry or Bryan because he puts the B in BORED. He never experiments and only likes the missionary position. Sounds like a bad horoscope prediction, right?

Mr. Wonderful?

It is all about You and what you want. Now, do not get me wrong, what woman does not want a guy that is all about her to the exclusion of everything else? Maybe, I am weird because dude needed friends! I am not the type of female that wants a guy all up in her face on the daily, 24/7 because I have things to do, places to go, people to see and I do not need or want a man that sticks to me like mold on bread. Just no! When I got off on this stop, I thought I had finally met Mr. Wonderful but no, he was more of Mr. OhJeezWillYouGoSomewhere I am just here to annoy and bore you to death type of guy. I am just not into this type of guy, I got off at the wrong stop!

Copyright 2020 Carmen B.

From Carmen “Hello, My name is Carmen B. and I have had an ongoing love affair with words all my life. I live in Dayton, OH. I am married with 3 children. This is an excerpt of my writing project called Men Are Like Buses. I have a long way to go but am excited about this challenge forcing me to put it on paper.”

It is always a sightseeing journey initially.

Carmen B.


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