Tuesday, February 24, 2009

THINGS WE LOST ON TUESDAY (published in Six Sentences)


- Revelations
- Chains That Bind
- Fly Away
- 10-60
- No Quarter
- In Darkness of Dawn


Kevin Michaels said...

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. Amazing

Friday, 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...

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 Cheezum

Friday, 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.


Saturday, 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, Linda

Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:41:00 PM EST

Joe said...

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...

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!

Monday, 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

Paul Brazill said...

Six goals in one match!

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Cat said...

Kevin - amazing, heartwrenching - great story telling in six!

I have no idea how I missed this one !