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February 3rd 2016
There are signs of spring between the gales and rain.
Crocus shoots and snowdrops are poking their heads up. Watch out I say!
Here, warm and snug in our Winamop onesies we have been
working through the embarrassment of riches as everyone's New Year's
resolutions kick in and they get writing.
There are five fiction pieces and four poetry collections
waiting for you below, that makes... err.. oh yes eight new pages, no wait,
that's nine new pages to enjoy. And one of them is a new Page 94.
Is it a record? No it's a web-site.
Let's get started before my mental state deteriorates too
We start, as we often do, with a story from Donal Mahoney.
This one is about a lad called Cozy, who was the local Lothario in a small
town. Nothing stays secret in a small town. It's called Cozy was his
It's great to be able to introduce a new writer to Winamop
this month: Kevan Youde [Bio]. Kevan's story is
about Matt - a safari guide - who has an unfortunate accident in the night and
has to find a scapegoat (or some other creature..)
Now, goodness gracious what's this? A new story from
Martin Friel! It's good to have you back Martin. This story is about a
relationship, on the surface it's all fine but.. For some reason it's called
Imagine the hassle if toilet roll wasn't perforated.
Another returnee after a long absence is Page 94 - our
satirical essay - brought to you this time by Martin Green. The U.S. is having
another of its interminable presidential elections, but look out.. The
Martian's are coming!
I don't really know what to say about this last piece in
our story section called Many, Many Hedgehogs, Maybe Gumdrops by KJ
Hannah Greenberg.. I think the only thing that might be appropriate is
Welcome to the poetry section. Please sit quietly and
enjoy this new collection from Richard Schnap. It comprises Traveled
Path, December and Fresh Shadows.
Now to introduce Ken Allan Dronsfield, who is a poet from
Oklahoma. He has been writing for many years but this is his first collection
for Winamop. Here we have: Hollow, A Pipe, Pint and Book, The
Deer Crossing, and others.
Let's welcome back G David Schwartz next. If you like a
little fun in your poems this is for you. Just to give you an idea, it starts
with There Once Was A Vegetarian Butcher..
Something a little harder edged to finish with today, from
John D Robinson - also new to us. He kicks off with Commitment Or
Asshole?... I think you get the picture? R
Another one bites the dust as Freddie said.
We'll do it all again in about a month.
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