on Feb. 27, 2012 :
Psychological horror at it's finest. Jerry McKinney takes you into the mind of a man who and leads you down a garden path littered with bones.
Subtle and provocative, Abe is a man who loves his women and they return the favor.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
on Feb. 5, 2012 :
Abe always thought he had the upper hand, he was the smart one. He entertained the ladies and he took pleasure in the games that followed. "He sat up and on the edge of the bed and looked down on her mascara-filthy eyes, smearing dark stains on his clean pillow cases." But Abe was about to find out that he was not the only player going to enjoy the games and the score was about to get even. Again, another intense, short story by Jerry with excellent choice of words. (I felt like a fly on the wall reading this piece.) The action starts off immediately and the end is abrupt which makes the reader think.....I love the subtly.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Feb. 1, 2012 :
Abe, seems women are his world on a love/hate basis. He won't take any back chat, though he loves their company. An enjoyable read, that stays in your memory.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on Dec. 28, 2011 :
Damned good read! Abe is an interesting & absorbing character indeed....an excellent piece! A must-read.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
on July 29, 2011 :
Abe enthralled me, as I became entranced by his character. McKinney drew me in, yet again, with another enthralling character. His painting of his story in Abe is full of disturbing twists that keep you drawn in till the very last sentence. As a screenwriter, I think McKinneys' work would be great for film as he paints the pictures in the readers heads so well, it reads like a movie. Abe is a read to last for ages. A must read.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Lori R. Lopez
on April 2, 2011 :
The name Alfred Hitchcock springs to mind with this tale as it combines such macabre and creepy elements into a concisely plotted spin down the gruesome lanes of Horror. It is a short story, yet by no means brief in stature and effect, containing twists and stomach-turns of terror.
Jerry McKinney has crafted a scene with atmosphere and depth about a man who feels both affection and repulsion for the women who surround him, neither side able to shatter the bond which keeps them together. Is it guilt, paranoia, love, hate, desire, or insanity? Read and find out Abe's secrets . . . the strange hold he has on the ladies in his life.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 29, 2011 :
"Abe" is a story where the mind is the main character. The mind of a man, the mind of the reader, the mind of the writer. Abe is a selfassured character, a gentleman; women are always around and they are special to him. He is special himself, but in the end you will come to your own conclusions in what way he's special and why he has certain actions and reactions. He sure is his own horror, so there's no way he could ever complain or ask for mercy.
McKinney succeeds in playing with the main character's mind while piercing the reader's at the same time. First, he manipulates both minds so later they come to a sync shock of horror set into emotional and visual aspects. You can't feel good when reading, but you won't feel bad either. It all depends if you are a man or a woman, and how your mind tends to work...
It is a widely recommended story for those who enjoy horror whether it is in visual or in psychological aspects. There's so much to be seen heard and felt in "Abe", so much to hate or so much to embrace. The wording and the pace of the story can strike you fast. Image after image, event after event. You will be able to be the character in some way since McKinney takes you to his horror and insanity holding your hand...and brain).
(reviewed the day of purchase)