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Six Months of His Life

Six Sixes by Michael J. Solender



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Michael J. Solender is a corporate refugee and freelance writer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He writes a weekly column for the Charlotte Observer and blogs here.

19 comments:

Laurita said...

Michael, these sixes were such wonderfully written glimpses into a life. You told so much about this person in just 36 sentences. Brilliant.

Harry said...

That's quite a life in six sixes Michael! Nice job!

Paul Brazill said...

Lovely. Just had a quick glance but will look with interest later.

Anonymous said...

You delved deep into this person's life. Nicely done.

Joe said...

Mike, These are so well-written. It was as if one was reading through a person's life in just six sentences each but with the weight of a bio within those sentences. You write with such a unique voice. The line: "He never sought that which found him so readily." is such pure poetry, so rich with meaning and so well-said. Excellent work.

Anonymous said...

Michael....

Beautiful sixes. Lovely writing. Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen Gilbert

Mike Whitney said...

Poetry Man! Lovely, lyrical. This links perfectly to your blog. Looking very pro line display and content here, Mike
Kudos.

quin browne said...

A nice way to spend time....reading these 36 sentences.

Sugar Rose said...

Very nice, Michael.

Every time I read one I thought that it'd be my favorite and then you had written another...

Jodi MacArthur said...

"Success was his Icarus." - October was my favorite.

These are all so moving and very well written. Congratulations on your published 6 x 6.

The Green Stone Woman said...

Very well done, Michael, and what a novel idea to tell a story in six sixes. It works so well. You do write with conviction and authority, which this brief form allows you. You get straight to the point and make it, no hesitating. Bravo to you, I loved it.

Crybbe666 said...

Michael, I would love to say which story here is my favourite but I can't seperate them. A wonderful series of tales, exploring the life of one man who DID make a difference. Great job.

Laura Eno said...

Wonderful story, Michael!

Anonymous said...

Jeanette Cheezum

Mikey,

I am so impressed. This is your best so far. Touching my heart, griping my mind until I reached the beautiful ending of this brave souls story.

DeborahB said...

Nice. Such feeling in so few words.
DeborahB

J.C. Towler said...

Echoing Jodi...liked October the best. The title is a story unto itself. Great work.

--John

Erin Cole, writer United States said...

Damn Michael! This is brilliant, beautiful, so very good.

austere said...

Awesome.

I didn't want the end to be this end.

Toby said...

Michael, This really resonated with me and I thought it was beautiful. I am a cancer researcher and I understand the passion and heights that can be reached in break-throughs. Toby