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Happy Easter everyone.
I have just returned from a land far, far, away - only to
discover that it's time to finish Winamop's April edition (no fooling!).
Before we start I have some exciting news from KJ Hannah
Greenberg: Her new book, Can I Be Rare, Too? is now available
Amazon. It includes some stories you may recognise!
And whilst on the subject of Winamop contributors
publishing new books: Gary Beck's new volume of poetry Tremors is now
Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition.
Parish notices over?
Start the music..
Donal Mahoney's story this time is
about the way an upbringing which is less than ideal usually has consequences
further down the line. It's called An Affective Disorder, the Doctor
Andrew Lee-Hart is back
[BIO] with a new story concerning an aspiring
architect, a drunken Duke and his pet project. His stories are full of colour
and detail, a very good read. This one is called Folly.
Martin Green reckons that the
Martian's are coming. Well, the way politics are going it probably couldn't get
worse.. Or could it? Find out in The Martian Invasion.
Alex Wyte is an occasional
contributor to Winamop and this is one of those occasions. He's been spring
cleaning with unexpected consequences. Still, it'll make a good story.
KJ Hannah Greenberg is finding it
difficult to feed the family - especially the large ones - without spending a
fortune. What about quinoa? That's cheap and nutritious, they'll love it!
Martin Friel has written another
poem. Every month I sit here and ponder on the place of Winamop in this world.
Is it worth the time and money that I expend upon it? What is the point of me
Well.. This is the point. (Thanks Martin).
John D Robinson returns with a new
collection of five excellent poems; this time examining the life of a poet in
some detail - and it doesn't look too healthy. Is it too late to consider a
JD DeHart has created a "prose
poem" for us next. Looks like prose, reads like poetry. Well.. why not? It's
called Faulkner in February.
Jim Spriggs has written nothing at
It's about this time that an Easter bunny comes on and
says "That's All Folks" and I crawl back under the bed-clothes until next
In order to ensure that there is an edition next
month I'll be needing some submissions. The E-Mail button is - as always - at
the bottom of the page.
¡hasta luego! as they may say in the Canary Islands
(if I've got my Spanish right).
Winamop was conceived on a
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continued unabashed since 2003.
All human life is here,
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