Thursday, November 6, 2008

Six Sixes From The Street (published in Six Sentences)

  • The Steps You Take
  • Hustle And Grind
  • The Edge of Heaven
  • Inside
  • Catching Paradise
  • Fade It Out


Anonymous said...

Joe said...
Raw, gritty and rough, full of life and death with desperate characters on the precipice of nothing with nothing to lose. Wonderful, gripping narrative, like Elmore Leonard on speed. Flashes of brilliance in the flashes of urban stories all detailed emphatically herein, with touches of Spillane and Springsteen with a genius all KM's own. Great tie-in at the end.

Friday, August 1, 2008 2:14:00 PM EDT

Adam J. Whitlatch said...
I have to agree with Joe on the Elmore Leonard comment. Maybe a little Hunter S. Thompson in there too, methinks?

Gripping, powerful, raw, depressing, humbling, and most of all... HONEST! These are 6 of the best Sixes I have read in a long time. In fact, they're six of the best literary works I've read lately PERIOD.

These Sixes make me glad I live in the Land of Corn and nowhere fucking near Jersey!

Well done, my friend. Well done.

Saturday, August 2, 2008 2:35:00 AM EDT

peggy said...
Wow, Kevin. I am speechless. Raw, gritty, as was already said, but totally gripping--I was inside each story. I don't care what any of us think; that is the hardest thing about writing these 6S stories--engrossing and committing the reader to the story. You are a master at that with these 6. Big, fat KUDOS to you!

Saturday, August 2, 2008 12:12:00 PM EDT

Anonymous said...
Tremendous. Six incredible stories that give a deep, detailed look at a slice of urban life. Powerful imagery in each story with characters who live life on edges none of us can even imagine. Agree with Joe, Adam, and Peggy - gritty and raw but totally believable very well-written. Excellent sixes - when can we see another six??

Saturday, August 2, 2008 7:25:00 PM EDT

great stuff kevin. take care.

Sunday, August 3, 2008 1:24:00 AM EDT

Anonymous said...
Great read. Love the feeling, the language, and style.

Sunday, August 3, 2008 3:45:00 PM EDT

Anonymous said...
Dangerous, spectacular writing.

Sunday, August 3, 2008 7:53:00 PM EDT

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Monday, August 4, 2008 6:59:00 AM EDT

David said...
Guess everyone else said it best - raw, gritty, and hard-edged. I like the Elmore Leonard reference but I also see a little Norman Mailer in here. You can really climb inside each character and get a feel for who they are and what their lives are all about. I love the voice in Inside and how he is so subtly unrepentant, and I like how you tell the story of a junkie in The Edge of Heaven.

Monday, August 4, 2008 2:51:00 PM EDT

lisa said...
Great stories! I agree with all the above comments, so all I can add is thank you for sharing these with us!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 12:05:00 AM EDT

Madam Z said...
Yes, "raw...gritty" and very well-written. But also incredibly sad. What dreary, empty, hopeless lives these poor boys/men lead/led.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 9:29:00 PM EDT

kevin michaels said...
I appreciate your thoughts and feedback - I wanted to use these sixes to show both characters and a world that live on different kinds of edges than most of us know or experience. Thanks to everyone for your comments and feedback (I've also tried to respond to everyone via email where possible).

Friday, August 8, 2008 8:44:00 AM EDT

Anonymous said...
It's all been said.This is a perfect example to show us.
Good writing.

Jeanette Cheezum

Friday, September 19, 2008 4:58:00 PM EDT

Anonymous said...

Really strong.