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Location: Milan, TN
Gender: Male
Born: 4/26/56
Interests: what else, writing
Member: Premier Author
Joined: October 2014
The sheer bloddy-mindedness to go on when nobody gives a damn. Tony Conner
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His Grayness
FanStory wrote to papa55mike: The City of the Tomb finished second in the contest "Faith Poetry Contest"
August 31, 2021 at 12:13AM

FanStory wrote to papa55mike: A Glass Heart finished third in the contest "20 Word Poem"
April 1, 2020 at 12:13AM
    papa55mike: I'm stunned. I entered this contest at the last minute on a whim then threw this poem together. Thank you, Holy Spirit!
    April 1, 2020 at 9:03AM

papa55mike: I'm not sure how to use this thing, but here I go anyway. To all my Fanstory friends and family. What a blessing God's favor has been in my life. Since my retirement in late July, I decided to see if any of my stories can find a home in the literary world. It was a lot of hard work, carefully researching each magazine's submission process, studying the guidelines, and reading stories from various magazines. I was trying to find the right fit for a story. All of that hard work seems to have paid off. I found homes for three of my stories. The Passed Note will soon publish my story "Dead Pianos" in their Shelf Life series. Ripple In Time, is going to publish my sci-fi story, "1 thru 32." Labyrinthine Passages is going to publish "Beyond The Wall." I could not have done any of this without the help of all my friends on Fanstory. Your guidance, love, and support have been astounding. I can't thank you enough for five great years of writing. May God bless each one of you. mike
October 9, 2019 at 3:10PM
    IndianaIrish: Congratulations, Mike, on your wonderful news.
    October 9, 2019 at 3:31PM
    Mystic Angel 7777: Congratulations, Mike! You deserve to be published as your stories are always both entertaining and inspiring. Keep scribbling away, my friend.
    October 9, 2019 at 3:52PM
    WryWriter: Congratulations!
    October 10, 2019 at 2:33AM
    Tootie: Congratulations, Mike! So happy for you! God Bless.
    October 10, 2019 at 9:23AM
    GWHARGIS: Congratulations! Your writing is fabulous. There is more to come for you.
    November 16, 2019 at 8:31PM
    BethShelby: This is wonderful that you are being published by not one but three different publications. FanSrory readers are very helpful. This sounds like you are leaving Fanstory. I hope it doesn't mean that. I just got back on after being away eight years.
    February 11, 2020 at 2:43PM
    Badger_29: Congratulations! You are a blessing here, as I've been here for 10 years now, I need you through this site and support of the many wonderful of yours family and friends hear that I was able to publish my first book and prepare and preparing to publish my second. Thanks for your fellowship here!
    February 20, 2020 at 10:54AM
    Cindy Decker: Congratulations, Mike, on getting published! I am just now testing my chops at writing after years of dormancy and dry writing, and I love that I rediscovered this wonderful craft. You have some beautiful poems. I hope to learn from you and all the people of Fanstory. Have a really good week.
    March 4, 2020 at 6:54AM

papa55mike: To all my FanStory friends and family. I just promoted a new essay titled: The True Beauty Of A Woman. I wrote it for my wife, Wanda, to celebrate our Fortieth Anniversary tomorrow. Please stop by for a look and help us celebrate a truly amazing milestone.

Have a great day and God bless, everybody!
November 25, 2016 at 12:14PM
    nor84: We aren't supposed to ask people to read/review our work. Against site rules.
    November 25, 2016 at 2:13PM

papa55mike: To all my friends and fellow writers, I need a little help. I'm starting a new project which dates back to 1835 in the South. I'm searching for the language used during that period. Any recommendations of libraries, books or websites would be great appreciated. Have a great day and God bless.
April 12, 2016 at 9:34AM
    mrsmajor: Hi,
    here are many sites on the internet that would help you...but it would be a good idea toknow where in the south you have chosen to write language dialects are not the same in every state in the southern part of the United States...I'm sure there are internet sites that can help...but can't give you specifics...
    April 12, 2016 at 12:28PM
    vapros: Read Mark Twain! Tom Sawyer, and especially Huckleberry Finn.
    April 12, 2016 at 2:12PM
    ~Dovey: Consult LIJRED, I've noticed he is really good with vernacular in his stories here on FanStory.
    April 12, 2016 at 4:15PM

papa55mike: foxangie123
The Spirits Within c14 is out. A little family flash fiction for ya, girl. Be blessed. mike.
March 23, 2016 at 11:17AM

papa55mike: To the wonderful reviewers: DonandVicki, Asumini, Irenep, JTStone and foxangie123, who praised 1thru16, I have just released 17thru32 on my profile. Many thanks for reading 1thru16 and I hope get chance to read the continuing journey of a simulated human. Have a great day and God bless.
March 3, 2016 at 2:09PM
    michaelcahill: Wow, I had no idea you were writing about me. I'm touched. I'll have to check it out.
    March 3, 2016 at 3:49PM
    papa55mike: Thank you and please do.
    March 3, 2016 at 8:43PM

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