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Well I am chuffed! ("pleased, happy," c.1860, British
dialect, from obsolete chuff "swollen with fat").
Yes, well I am slightly
over weight but let's concentrate on the happy part.
Why? Because this month's edition of Winamop is absolutely
bursting with good stories and poetry!
I hope you enjoy it.
Donal Mahoney kicks the edition off again this month with
a salutary tale called Mike Fitzgibbons and His Morning Paper. Just
don't let those little things get you annoyed..
It's good to have a Martin Green story in this edition;
this one is about a couple of brothers and their opinions of eachother's wives.
Dangerous ground.. there's some apologising to do!
Next I'm glad to be able to introduce Angelica Fuse to
Winamop. She describes herself as " a voice that refuses to be quiet", that's
OK in a crowded world but not so good in a library.. Here she brings us a flash
fiction piece: Crunch Time.
I have to make another introduction now, welcome to Louis
Sisto - who was born and raised in Chicago Illinois and currently lives in
Macomb in the same state. This flash piece is called Across The Road.
We're all going there eventually..
Up next is KJ Hannah Greenberg with another story about
Albuquerque Quisling Jones, a woman you'd probably rather not meet on the Egged
bus. Egged bus? Yes, I wondered that too; turns out they are the number one bus
company in Israel.
Kristy Kerruish informs me that Jimmy's Brilliant Idea is free to return to Winamop
so you can read that again - but more importantly - she has a new story about
taxidermist Derick Bannantyne who's ambition was to stuff a hippo.. well, why
not? It's called Waiting For Hippo.
Last in the fiction section is Katie Lewington who last
appeared on Winamop in 2015 [BIO]. It's a series
of scenes from the life of a teenage boy.. I was one of those once. Yes,
amazing isn't it? She didn't give a title so I'm calling it simply
Poetry now, and time to meet Martin H Levinson, with not
just a taster but a full set of five poems for you to enjoy. Check out I am
an Iceberg, Signal Reactions, Thoughts I Had When You Told Me to Eat Shit, Lost
in Thought and Singular Dudes.
Our next new voice is HR Creel who claims that he "is
getting too old not to write". Well, on the evidence of this collection
of five poems it's a good thing that he feels that way.
Now it's good to be able to welcome Sofia Kioroglou back
to Winamop. Here she brings us one poem Flying by the seat of my pants.
That's life I guess..
To round up the poetry section we have yet another new
contributor - Nate Maye. He brings us four new poems: Lights On, This
November, Famine and Gestures.
Well done all.
We are back on track now, having cleared the backlog of
material. So let's be having your submissions for the next edition.
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