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C.D. Collins, Sinvergüenza

Why is it C.D.’s most gritty: My most gritty story is about cocaine addiction. Sinvergüenza by C.D. Collins A coke head and a junkie are two different things. With junk you hit up and just drop out. You feel very … Continue reading

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Brian Sousa, One Night in Salvador

Why it’s Brian’s most gritty: “This is the grittiest story that I have ever written because although I pass it off as fiction, it is 90% true, and based on some of the dumbest decisions I’ve ever made.”   One … Continue reading

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Steve Glines, “War Stories 4”

Why it is Steve’s most gritty: I first heard most of the story back in the 1970′s when I was drinking beer with some Vietnam War vets. When we got drunk enough I asked the question, “Did you ever kill … Continue reading

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Matt Potter’s, Earlier Again

  Why it’s Matt’s most gritty: “Well, the explanation and the images used are certainly the most graphic I’ve had published, and perhaps the most basic, but there’s a disconnection, a lack of intimacy that often goes with descriptions of intimate actions. … Continue reading

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Jackie Corley is late! She’s gritty and late!

It’s my fault I lost track of time and product. Six days late NG is proud to present the amazing former whiz kid, Jackie Corley–boss of Word Riot for over ten years. Here is what she has to say about … Continue reading

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Jenna Humphrey at her most gritty and boy do I owe her.

Jenna Humphrey buys books. She bought mine. Unfortunately she provided two addresses that the books were returned to sender. I must either get a correct one or return her money. I am a flawed individual so this post here is … Continue reading

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That’s one gritty Tower…

Nathaniel Tower is a fine writer who edits and maintains Bartleby Snopes with Rick Taliaferro. As a writer he also maintains a long list of publications which you should check out. Out of these he had the task of sending … Continue reading

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Susan Tepper gritty? I want to see this!

NG is happy to present Susan’s most gritty work called “Underground”. Important to note that this series isn’t the most gritty work we can find but rather the most gritty a given author has ever written, so if you’re looking … Continue reading

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Barry Graham is known for grit and “Blackhorse” is maybe the grittiest he ever wrote.

Barry Graham, known for Dogzplot (flash fiction rules everything around me) is pretty gritty. He is also known for hitchhiking to gigs.  Also he is known for putting out a novel and a book of short stories. He also submitted a … Continue reading

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Robert Vaughan’s “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is the grittiest work he’s ever done

My connection to Robert Vaughan was highlighted by him reading my piece on a National Public Radio broadcast he hosted in Milwaukee. His book, “Microtones” was published by Cervena Barva Press, which published two of mine. He also was an … Continue reading

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