About Michael


Stories Space is a place to relax, share and perhaps find the next famous writer... there are many great writers here, some published, and some waiting to be published.
It is a place to hone the art of writing, to go beyond something created, to become something cherished... and perhaps become something others remember.

I hope to create some of the latter.

Life is such an adventure!


Some with Sun and Sea, Florida, United States
Local Time:
28 Jul 2021 06:11
Sharing amazing adventures!
Favorite Books:
The Hobbit and Trilogy - JRR Tolkien
The Jester, a novel by James Patterson

and so many more...
Favorite Authors:
John Grisham, James Patterson, Stephen King, Iris Johansen, Leo Tolstoy
Favorite Movies:
Taxi - The French Version Anything directed by Luc Besson
Favourite TV Shows:
Game of Thrones, Scandal, Covert Affairs and a few more.
Favorite Music:
Shakira, Alizée, The Black Eyed Peas, Cardigans, Charice, The Cranberries, Doda, Eric Clapton, Geri Halliwell in Au Nom De L'Amour, Hélène Ségara, Hyori Lee, Ian Anderson, Jackie Evancho, James Blunt, Joe Cocker, Lady Gaga, Lara Fabian, Orianthi, Phil Collins, Pink, Suzanne Vega, Taylor Swift, Terry Callier, Three Days Grace, Toni Braxton, U2 (esp With Or Without You), Vanessa Paradis to name just a few.......


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11 Dec 2011
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Topic: The 'Ending' as a Topic
Posted: 20 Jul 2013 05:47

I would love to hear other writers' thoughts on the 'Ending'.

Is your story ending decided before you put 'pen to paper', or does the story reveal the ending to you only as it unfolds on paper (or screen)... and more to the point, which endings do you prefer to write and or read and how do they effect you?

Although there are many reasons I wonder about this aspect of story telling, I am compelled to admit that although I love a happy ending, it often eludes me and I find myself compelled to use a sad ending. I feel it adds 'impact' and 'remembrance', yet often feel that I may subconsciously use it to finalize the relationship created between writer and character. Beyond the aspect of 'happy' and 'sad' endings, I admit being most drawn to others' use of a bittersweet ending that creates an emotional roller-coaster of emotions.

How important is the ending to you as you write and how does it come into play with your own writer/character relationship?

Topic: what would you like to hear first after waking up tomorrow morning?
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 22:38

The sound of my mother's voice telling me to get up for school...

but, sadly we really can't go back to relive our life.

Topic: Welcome to the Critique Forum
Posted: 25 Apr 2013 17:06

I really do like the Critique Forum, but I do have a question.

I noted the button "Edit" is added to all posts. Thus it appears that anyone may edit anyone's else's post.
I don't believe this is to be used while critiquing another persons words, yet how is it to be used?
Should we just quote the original post and critique with the new box?

I would also ask if the writer of the original piece submitted should go back and update their original words, thus allowing all to only comment on the 'improved' words.

If this has all been explained elsewhere, just point me in the right direction.

Topic: Whose "Wife"? Who is She?
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 18:14

Although it does appear to be a current fad, I don't see it as disturbing in its use. The stories should not about just 'being a wife', and hopefully are about the unique experiences being married to 'that' person has brought her... experiences that otherwise might have never been.

I view a title that uses "The *** Wife" as a story about how a woman's life was shaped by being married to a ***; just as I would view a similar title of "The *** Husband".
The story "The President's Wife" could be just as well written, enjoyable and perhaps educational as "The President's Husband".

Topic: Ask and Answer
Posted: 15 Apr 2013 18:01

Sheldon Cooper remains my favorite character on BBT due to his rich characterization. Despite being a uniquely annoying nerd, he retains his innocence of human interaction. Thus, the hurtful things he says are generally forgiven. He seems almost a stereotype for Asperger's.

Do you feel that writing good poetry is as difficult as a good story? ... and of course, why?

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 13:41

I so wanted to say 'Space, the final frontier' but as it is only 4 words I will amend it to>

Space is the final frontier.

Topic: This or That
Posted: 18 Mar 2013 19:16

Siren, both dangerous and beautiful creatures.

Your birthday, or that special someones birthday.

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 18 Mar 2013 19:06

Summer dove in the sea.

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 17 Mar 2013 18:16

Illusion is but partial reality.

Topic: 5-Word Sentence
Posted: 17 Mar 2013 16:56

Difference or repetition, a choice.

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Recommended Read Empty Kitchen

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Added 20 Dec 2011 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 38 | Avg Score 4.81 | Views 1,807 | 24 Comments

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Added 16 Dec 2011 | Category Romance | Votes 21 | Avg Score 4.95 | Views 1,485 | 9 Comments

Amor de Alma

“Whoaaa…” I answer as the first gust hits and she heels over, her rail dipping into the sea. Her bow pulls windward and I pull the wheel back while easing the mainsheet. A few minutes earlier the fog had moved in, leaving me suddenly surrounded in mist. I could see the bow, but beyond that was a mystery. Worse than a mystery, there was a bridge ahead; a railway bridge, and beyond that...

Added 05 Feb 2012 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.64 | Views 1,364 | 8 Comments

My Moon

Her avatar is a cause célèbre , in life a beauty to be seen, but my anxious heart intercedes, this image is my queen. - The words she writes may only seem, smoothly flowing poetic lines, yet in each line and each word I sense, her tender heart still shines. - In her daily strife, she sometimes stumbles, it is her one beau geste , I am there, to pick her up, to feel...

Added 02 Feb 2012 | Category Poetry | Votes 17 | Avg Score 4.88 | Views 921 | 7 Comments

Audio Story Before I Die

I would sail across the Pacific, Visit the islands so remote. I would see the Northern Lights, Upon my own sailboat. - I would ride the city subway, An empty car, late at night. Spend Carnival in Rio, Dressed as a winged knight. - Ride a gondola in Venice, Sharing a bottle of wine. Write a novel about passion, The words and thoughts all mine. - Dance the tango...

Added 31 Dec 2011 | Category Poetry | Votes 21 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,533 | 9 Comments

For Words Alone

Can I love someone, Never seeing their face, Without their touch, Or their warm embrace? Can I love someone, Never seeing their eyes, Without their caress, Would it be wise? Can I love someone, Never seeing their smile, Without their kiss, Only their writing style? Can I love someone, Never hearing their cries, Without their body, Would it be a disguise? If they are not beautiful, If...

Added 30 Dec 2011 | Category Poetry | Votes 31 | Avg Score 4.31 | Views 1,339 | 9 Comments

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