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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
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
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.
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..
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 .
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..
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
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.
A mighty collection, and all due to the skill and goodness
of heart of our contributors, to whom I am most grateful.
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Winamop was conceived on a
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continued unabashed since 2003.
All human life is here,
experienced people, skilled writers and rank amateurs, sometimes they hit the
mark, sometimes they belly-flop (sometimes they mix their metaphors). You pick
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for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of
the in-house team. We have over 800 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we
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