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It's still April, so I haven't missed the deadline for
this - the April edition of Winamop!
We're basking in lovely spring sunshine here in good old
blighty, the blossom has been and gone and the flowers are considering
blooming. I'm sure I should be saying something about sap rising but it's all
getting a bit bucolic so I'll just get on with it.
Here we are then, slightly down on poetry this month, but
what we do have is top notch.
Firstly I'm pleased to welcome Martin Green back to the
site, and he's been visiting relations. What do you say when they tell you
their daughter is locked up in jail? Awkward.. The story is called The
Now to Donal Mahoney, and the tale of a prospective family
reunion. Hilda wants to go, Paddy doesn't really want to - it's her side of the
family and he just doesn't like reunions. How can he be persuaded? The title is
Hilda's Family Reunion.
KJ Hannah Greenberg writes poetry and fiction for us but
this time it's neither or both.. it's an essay on the creative process,
likening poetry to a landscape through which the poet travels. Read Desert
There's a general election going on in the UK. It seems to
have been going on for ages. DA is getting a little tired of it and there's
almost a month to go! He's written a Page 94 about it if you're
It's good to be able to welcome new contributor Paul
Handley to Winamop. He has a great idea (I think..) for a new match-making
service which gets to the nub of things straight away. It's called Extreme
Lastly this month I'm happy to be able to bring you six
more of Paul Tristram's poems. Paul's poems are always enjoyable and thought
provoking, and we're off to a running start this time with Hunted.
Pretty good stuff once again, but we need more! The in box
is empty so get those brain-cells ticking and send me your stories, your poems,
your comedy.. whatever you like.
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