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Brrr! It's cold out there.
A good time of year to stay indoors and surf a little.
Winamop can help because here is the new edition of our under-the-radar
We're a little late as I was hanging on, hoping for more
fiction pieces to turn up.
Let's start with the ones that did:
First up as usual is Donal Mahoney. This story is about an
octogenarian called Elmer who's looking back on his relationships with women
and has come to the conclusion that the one thing he wants is a reaction.. be
it Love or Anger.
Now we go over live to our intrepid reporter JD DeHart who
is with Dr. Cree's expedition into the previously unexplored world of the the X
culture, an ancient Latin-American tribe only recently discovered. I expect
it'll be perfectly safe! It's called The Ruin.
Adam Golub [BIO] is a new
contributor who claims he has enough mops - so isn't concerned that we only
issue virtual mops these days! He definitely qualifies for one with this story
of a teenage band; it's called The Drummer.
Now it's time to call in the reserves. I like to write the
odd story in case there's a lull in the proceedings and I'm afraid we're a bit
short on the fiction front this month. Therefore I must introduce you to
Breeze-man. I hope you enjoy it.
We may not have enough stories this time but we do have
some excellent art photography from Fabrice B Poussin. I'm sure you will enjoy
this selection of his recent work. Click on the small images for a full-size
Into the poetry section now and it's great to be able to
bring you a new suite of poems from Richard Schnap. I'm sure you will enjoy
these. We have: Exposures, Bequest and Phantasm.
Next comes KJ Hannah Greenberg with her latest poetry
collection. Philosophical as usual and always very articulate. I usually learn
a new word from Channie's material, this time it's "cishet" - meaning someone
who's heterosexual and has stuck with their birth gender. There's a word for
everything and we celebrate the fact.
Now it's my pleasure to introduce Sheikha A. to Winamop.
She is a poet from Pakistan and The United Arab Emirates [BIO] and her poems are full of colour. Here we
have Cliff Tops, Kotri Bridge and Paper Windmill. Well worth a
A couple of short poems next from Sofia Kioroglou. The
first is a Christmassy piece in the poetic form Nonet (9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
syllables) called Beit Sahour and then we have "Raitho". A
veritable Middle-Eastern tour!
Lastly I welcome back AJ Huffman [updated BIO] who has been busy doing domestic
things by the sound of it. Inspiration comes from all corners and these poems
demonstrate that wonderfully. We have The Baseball Cap was Moonlighting,
Self-Portrait as Sea Crate and I Refused to Fishhook a Piece of
Christmas is coming so readers will be expecting a
"bumper" holiday edition. As you can see from above, we are always well
supplied with poetry but the fiction is more difficult to come by. Have you a
story for us? The EMail button is at the bottom of the page.
I'm off to start writing my Christmas list, I don't want
all socks again this year..
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