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It's December already, so
it's time for Winamop's alternative Christmas!
I call it an alternative Christmas because it isn't
terribly festive, but it is good, so it should go some way to keeping you
amused through the holiday.
Let's get started...
Dawn Wilson is a new contributor to Winamop and may, or
may not, have green hair. She has sent us a story about a dissatisfied "tax
preparer" which is called The Tax Lady Invades the IRS.
Martin Friel is back! He has a new philosophy on life,
don't let time rule your life, face the old enemy. For some reason it's called
Loads of fun and cocktails on the night.
Also back is KJ Hannah Greenberg who brings us a tale
involving those charming creatures; cockroaches. Nice! It is indeed an Ode
to a cockroach. Her
book of poetry is available on Amazon.
Now to regular story-teller Donal Mahoney. This time we
find Joe Faherty at the funeral of his old friend McGillicuddy. However it
seems that McGillicuddy doesn't want to go alone...
Another new contributor joins us next: Ross Durrence. Here
the subject of the story is a bit of self improvement. You know when you try
something and you think you could maybe just do it a little better? This is
called Muenster and it's a bit gory...
We end the stories with a visit to Camelot in the company
of Martin Green's Retired Knight. Sir Landry is a righter of wrongs, a defender
of the peace, and he's pretty keen on a good inn...
To poetry now, and first we welcome back Paul Tristram.
This time he's sent us four poems on various subjects: The Pub Window, Bar
Bitch You Hate! Porcupine Logic and Feeding Frenzy.
Next to Mary Cresswell. We have heard from her a few times
this year and I always enjoy her blend of fun and skill in poetry. Here we have
Undivined Comedy, The Food Reviewer Aviods The Issue and Leaning In
We finish with a few short poems from our elder statesman
JBP. These are from his little book "A Lost Secret". Here we have The well
at the world's end, Pictures, Generations and Dr Quantum's Presidential
Well that's it. 2013 is pretty much over and we steam
full-speed-ahead towards the distant iceberg of 2014.
See you there!
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