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February already? We'll have this year all done and dusted
in no time!
I have just returned from Scotland where the weather was
doing nothing in particular so I haven't been able to build a snowman. Most
I have been able to get February's edition of Winamop
underway though, and to prove it - here it is..
Donal Mahoney's story this month concerns a married
couple with a nocturnal problem. No, not that sort of nocturnal problem! It was
what might be termed "restless sleep"; very restless sleep. A cure was
It's good to have Martin Green back on the site with a
new story. It's an inevitable consequence of getting old that you tend to
become forgetful; our protagonist has lost his cap.. he'd probably lose his
head if it were loose!
Steve Slavin returns to Winamop next with his story The
Runner. It comes from To the City, with Love, which was recently
published by Martin Sisters Publishing. Ready, set, go!
KJ Hannah Greenberg goes back to story-telling this time
and here she relates the tale of a photographer "down and out in New York City"
and looking for that break. It's called Serendipity.
The poetry section is headed up by Gary Beck with a sample
from his unpublished collection Fractional Disorder which examines the
anomalies, frequently unnoticed, that confound us. The poems are:
Preservation, Change is Constant, Fallen Empire, Downturnand
Time now to welcome Indunil Madhusankha [BIO] to Winamop. This Sri Lankan poet has contributed
five poems which cover a wide range of subject and style.
I have another introduction to make: Stephen Philip Druce
is a poet from Shrewsbury here in the UK and he has sent four unpublished poems
for us. They are Sea Creature Disco, Sugar River, Real Friends and
She Is Sci-Fi.
Finally a little dalliance with Harry Fox, courtesy of
Sofia Kioroglou. Watch your step!
That was good wasn't it?
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