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6th October.

If I were a tree I'd be losing my leaves, but as I'm an elderly man I'm merely losing my marbles. At least a tree can look forward to a new set of leaves next spring, but my marbles ain't coming back any time soon..

I do like autumn though, those leaves change colour before they fall, the mists roll in and the skies darken, makes you want to sit indoors all warm and cosy with a nice new edition of Winamop to read doesn't it?

So, with apologies to those of you in the southern hemisphere who are just embarking upon spring, here is the autumnal October edition of Winamop.

it says "stories"

Christopher Branson joins us for the first time with this story of a young girl's life cut short. What would she have become? A ballerina maybe? Her parents certainly thought so..
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KJ Hannah Greenberg is having a family discussion. It might be about food, it might be about sex, it might be about a misbehaving web-site. Whatever, it's funny and worth reading! It's called Genetic Drift.
read this!

 

Andrew Lee-Hart has written another of his well-crafted stories for us. This is actually two interwoven tales and it starts when an estranged wife finds an old diary in the back room of a house when helping to clear it out. The title is Angels.
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Martin Green is back to the keyboard and has come up with a sci-fi story concerning a time machine and Donald Trump. That's the thing about time travel, I sometimes wonder what sort of future I have wandered into!
read this!

 

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Wayne Russell has been taking beautiful photographs of buildings, mainly old ones, in his travels around the United States. Here is a gallery of five of them.
Have a look

 

it says "poems"

Ken Allan Dronsfield is feeling autumnal. He brings us five new poems, mostly reacting to the season of mists and mellow fruifulness. Enjoy Sting of a Snowflake, Where Tall Trees Dance, Au Revoir to Summer, Respite and A Stellar Ballet .
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Blanca Alicia Garza [BIO] returns with a selection of poems, some of which have been published elsewhere. It's a great showcase of her work. The poems are: Autumn Skin, Golden Moonbeam, Bittersweet, Soul Serenade and A Cold Shiny Stone. I love cold shiny stones..
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Ann Christine Tabaka [BIO] introduces herself to you with this lovely suite of five poems. We have: Seaside, Ritual, On the Shelf, What We Say and New Age.
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Vince O'Connor makes a very welcome return to the pages of Winamop with this selection of three sensitive poems: Delirium, Photographs and To Thine Own Self Be True.
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A mighty collection, and all due to the skill and goodness of heart of our contributors, to whom I am most grateful.

If you also have a desire to write - draw or whatever, a generosity of spirit and some talent, then please contact me, the email button is at the bottom of the page.

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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