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April 16th

It's still April, so I haven't missed the deadline for this - the April edition of Winamop!

We're basking in lovely spring sunshine here in good old blighty, the blossom has been and gone and the flowers are considering blooming. I'm sure I should be saying something about sap rising but it's all getting a bit bucolic so I'll just get on with it.

Here we are then, slightly down on poetry this month, but what we do have is top notch.

Firstly I'm pleased to welcome Martin Green back to the site, and he's been visiting relations. What do you say when they tell you their daughter is locked up in jail? Awkward.. The story is called The Protest.
read this!


Now to Donal Mahoney, and the tale of a prospective family reunion. Hilda wants to go, Paddy doesn't really want to - it's her side of the family and he just doesn't like reunions. How can he be persuaded? The title is Hilda's Family Reunion.
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KJ Hannah Greenberg writes poetry and fiction for us but this time it's neither or both.. it's an essay on the creative process, likening poetry to a landscape through which the poet travels. Read Desert Writer, this!


There's a general election going on in the UK. It seems to have been going on for ages. DA is getting a little tired of it and there's almost a month to go! He's written a Page 94 about it if you're interested..
read this!


It's good to be able to welcome new contributor Paul Handley to Winamop. He has a great idea (I think..) for a new match-making service which gets to the nub of things straight away. It's called Extreme Dating.
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Lastly this month I'm happy to be able to bring you six more of Paul Tristram's poems. Paul's poems are always enjoyable and thought provoking, and we're off to a running start this time with Hunted.
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Pretty good stuff once again, but we need more! The in box is empty so get those brain-cells ticking and send me your stories, your poems, your comedy.. whatever you like.

It keeps us all out of trouble - you know it makes sense.

Until the next time.




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