Random Notes and A Few Words
from Kevin Michaels
19 Comments The Beauty Queen From Mars said... Amazing writing! Americans lost a lot on that Tuesday, but one thing that gives me hope is something I gained on that same Tuesday. One of my best friends gave birth to a healthy baby girl that day. I know it's one small miracle lost amongst a staggering amount of tragedies, but it adds a little light to a very dark day.Friday, February 20, 2009 10:03:00 AM EST David Montgomery said... Excellent - your stories never disappoint. These are six very powerful and heart wrenching works. AmazingFriday, February 20, 2009 11:50:00 AM EST Leatherdykeuk said... Very good indeed,and I love the title.Friday, February 20, 2009 11:55:00 AM EST Paul Brazill said... Very special, mate!Friday, February 20, 2009 1:27:00 PM EST Anonymous said... Excellent!Friday, February 20, 2009 4:50:00 PM EST Ian said... Brilliant. A great bit of writing and a great read.Friday, February 20, 2009 6:05:00 PM EST Anonymous said... Kevin, this is outstanding. Very clever of you to make sure we don't forget one of the most horrible days in America's history.You made me remember how my heart ached with deep sorrow and fear.How we waited with the families to see if their loved ones and friends made it to safety. How we cried. Brilliant!Jeanette CheezumFriday, February 20, 2009 8:15:00 PM EST Harry said... Excellent work Kevin!Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:03:00 AM EST Michael Baxter said... So a well crafted, well written work of exposition. You nailed the pain and anguish, as well as the compassion and hope with this collection. Love the common thread between some of the stories, and love how even in darkness, you leave some hope. The titles for each are well done (although I don't know what 10-60 means). Great!Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:32:00 AM EST Anonymous said... It took me two days to read these, and both times I cried.You have a gentle but powerful touch.peggySaturday, February 21, 2009 11:30:00 AM EST Linda said... Kevin, Six super pieces so neatly encapsulating that singular day. 9/11 haunts me still; I have friends and family of friends whose souls were smashed to smithereens that day in NYC and the Pentagon. Beautiful writing.My tribute appeared here some time ago (http://sixsentences.blogspot.com/2008/02/perfect-day.html) and remains a bit character in much of my writing.Thank you. Peace, LindaSaturday, February 21, 2009 4:41:00 PM EST Joe said... Kevin,An outstanding collection of stories and as always you show your superb writing skills and do not disappoint. Your writing reads like journalism and brought back the horror and even hope that juxtaposed that wretched day. There is a "you are there" gritty realism that reads like Tolstoy or Thompson, Hemingway, Crane. A fine collection.Saturday, February 21, 2009 7:20:00 PM EST stephanie said... Super collection, Kevin. Beautiful writing of the worst - and sometimes the best - of us. In Darkness of Dawn really touched me. Well done.Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:13:00 AM EST Laurita said... Just fabulous.Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:17:00 AM EST Anonymous said... Wow!Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:40:00 AM EST Melody said... One of the best collection of six sixes I've read. Amazing work!Sunday, February 22, 2009 1:20:00 PM EST Cloro said... Haunting. Perfect 36.Monday, February 23, 2009 9:45:00 AM EST Kevin Michaels said... Thanks to all for your comments (I've tried to respond wherever possible individually-sorry if I missed anyone). I truly appreciate all the kind words - these were some of the most personal sixes I've ever written, and I wanted them to meaningful. BTW Michael B - the NYFD uses a 10-60 to report a major incident...guess I should have been a little cleared with that.Thanks again to all!KMMonday, February 23, 2009 1:30:00 PM EST Madam Z said... Kevin, I am stunned! This is your best work yet. Maybe the best of any 6S yet. You made me feel as though I was there, with each character, as their stories were unfolding. And the saga of the "pregnant woman" making it through to the end was a lovely bonus.Monday, February 23, 2009 9:57:00 PM EST
Six goals in one match!
Kevin - amazing, heartwrenching - great story telling in six!I have no idea how I missed this one !
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