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April 8th

I like the spring time. The days are becoming longer, it's not cold and dark all the time and there are flowers everywhere.

The only trouble is, although the spring weather has inspired our poets to great heights and I have been inundated with poetry, our story writers our out enjoying the weather and not writing anything!

Donal Mahoney has come up trumps as usual but, if it weren't for him, some 110 year old diaries and a drunken rant we'd be two stories short of an edition.

So, come on story tellers, the gauntlet has been thrown down (it's probably in the bushes over there) and you must rise to the challenge.

Poets; I'm afraid that there is now something of a backlog, I already have enough for the May edition, so I won't need any more for a few weeks - thanks!

Housekeeping over. Here we go..

Donal Mahoney takes a turn towards the macabre this time. Lenny had always borne a grudge against Fred, but Fred didn't take him too seriously. Read The Bully, The Psychopath, Libby and Lorraine.
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This time we have a new Page 94 (our satirical essay). Our alcohol correspondent has discovered some good news. I'll drink to that!
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Now we return to our group of adventurous Scottish girls and their "grand tour" of Austria and Switzerland in 1908. This time they are on their way up to see the glacier. Brrr!
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a line, (a short blue one)

 

Into our poetry section now and I'd like to introduce you to Blanca Alicia Garza [BIO]. She is a poet from Las Vegas with a good style. This collection includes Cherished Dream, My Dear Me, My Beloved Poet, Whispering Stars and Searching.
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KJ Hannah Greenberg also has poetry for us this month. First While Dancing Elsewhere the Mortise and Tenon followed by Broken Mouse Ears. This month's word is "demimond".
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Another of our new contributors this month is Cattail Jester, a very new poet "just trying to get my writing out there". In this instance I'm happy to help. Here we have Year of Family and SOL.
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Now to another collection from Richard Schnap. Richard's poetry is full of ideas and scenes, you'll enjoy reading No Less a Life, Child of Nature and Notes on the Music of Humanity.
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Marvellous!

(Come on story-tellers!)

Ed.

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