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have pictures, we have music reviews, and with your help, we're constantly
The site is regularly updated with new material, let
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Have you noticed the nights getting longer, the days
getting shorter? The leaves turning? If you're reading this in the Southern
hemisphere I guess not.. but I have. Funny how we all live on the same planet
but experience it differently isn't it?
Anyway that's all totally irrelevant because the most
important thing to happen world-wide is the publication of the October edition
In the editorial department (ha!) we've been deluged with
new material.. thank you to all those who have contributed, your efforts are
appreciated. I have selected the best of the submissions and you will notice
that the poetry section entirely features the work of new contributors.
Let's start with the stories:
First a short story from Donal Mahoney. Have you ever
considered that there may be beings around us who are not quite the same as the
rest of us? They may be those Strangers in a bar, sitting nearby. Sammy
may find out soon though..
All's right with the world as we follow Donal's story with
one from Martin Green - who has been with us for over 10 years! What a stalwart
(that's meant as a compliment). He tells me that his new book The View From
85, is now available at Amazon, Barnes&Noble and some other sites.
Martin's story this time is called Becoming A Southern
Talking of stalwarts; we now feature KJ Hannah Greenberg
who has been with us since the end of 2008. She tells me that a collection of
her poetry entitled
Grand Sociology Lesson, has just launched. Why not take a look?
latest story is a snapshot in the life of an author who appears to be
neglecting her family responsibilities in the cause of her art. Read
Paragraphs Trump Pizza.
Now it's time to welcome Martin David Edwards
[BIO] back to Winamop. His last story for us
was a couple of years ago and he returns with the tale of a girl called
Fortune. Unfortunately, up until now Fortune seems to have attracted only bad
We begin the "all new" poetry collection with a single
short poem from new contributor Gary Floyd. Gary's piece captures that empty
feeling after a break-up. It's called One Lone Sock.
We follow that with a collection of four poems from our
second new contributor: Jess Mize. Her poems are called Making Paper,
Chrysalis, Tebeth and Sincerity.
Rebecca Weigold also introduces herself this month and
brings two new poems. They are I hold these truths (What you give) and
Had I the pleasure. I hope you enjoy them.
Now here's another new talent - Wren Tuatha. Wren really
has a nice style and the poetry is thought provoking and enjoyable. Here we
have Bigger than Birdseed, Forty Different Jaspers, Purple Movements,
walking meditation and Broom Zen.
The fifth new contributor this month is Lourdes
Verónica, a Moscow-born translator and teacher currently living in Rome.
In her collection we have Yearning between Species, This heart is such a
whore, Why Be Given a Body and Self-Portrait as the Eden. It's
Well that's it for this month, the contributions are
already rolling in for November but remember that we're always in need of
fiction pieces, so if you have anything to contribute click on the EMail button
at the bottom of the page.
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All human life is here, experienced people,
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belly-flop (sometimes they mix their metaphors). You pick up the pieces and
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We hope to continue to maintain a showcase for new writing
which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of the in-house team.
We have over 400 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we need more...
Have a good look around and if you feel that you'd like to
contribute in any genre, then don't be shy, send it in! The copyright remains
yours, and you could win a mop (unlikely, as I've run out).
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