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November 8th

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 under-resourced e-zine.

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:

it says "stories"

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.
read this!

 

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.
read this!

 

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.
read this!

 

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.
read this!

 

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 view.
see it!

 

it says "poems"

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.
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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.
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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 look.
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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!
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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 Chicken.
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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..

Ed.

 

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Something you missed? Catch up on previous editions by clicking this word. They are all there, right back to 2003.

 

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