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the literary, the musical and the artistic. We have stories, we have poems, we
have pictures, we have music reviews, and with your help, we're constantly
The site is regularly updated with new material, the
editor will now introduce the latest edition:
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Back in June and I feared that we wouldn't be able to
continue putting out monthly editions, but thanks to all the contributors
below, we've managed to assemble a terrific collection of stories and poetry
It's great to have Donal back with us, as well as Martin,
Channie, Andrew, John, Vince and Fabrice and also to welcome new contributors -
Bradford and Gale - to the site.
Before we get to the content there is just one parish
notice: KJ Hannah Greenberg tells me that she has a new poetry book, Mothers
Ought to Utter Only Niceties, available on Amazon.com, but if readers buy
it through https://www.createspace.com/7261710,
they can use the discount code, KRJ5K8P5 to get 30% off!
OK. Lots to enjoy so let's get started..
Donal Mahoney returns! Great to
have one of our most prolific contributors back; this time it's with the story
of Rudy who is in a wheel-chair. Most people don't have a problem with that..
Read A Problem with Rudy.
Andrew Lee-Hart is a great
constructor of worlds and this one lies before and after the second world war
when communism was both fashionable and feared. It is called Entertaining
Angels. I recommend it.
Martin Green is also one of our
most prolific contributors and he's back too! He tells the tale of a planet far
away, but strangely familiar, where feminism has been cranked up to 11. What
would that mean for Love on the Planet Euphemista?
Bradford Middleton [BIO] has written his first story for us, it's
called Love Around the Corner and it's about Jack who has become
disillusioned with relationships and has rather let his life go - but maybe
there's a slim chance of him finding love?
KJ Hannah Greenberg makes the case
for the older and more experienced writer. She's pushing at an open door here!
The piece is called Saggy Skins Beauty Queen Prose.
John Grey is an accomplished poet
who has written for us many times. Here we have We Pioneers, Swinging Gate,
Death of a Cat in These Parts, Breakup With Joanna, Sleepless and
Vince O'Connor returns to Winamop
with a couple of new poems: She and Losing.They are tender and
Gale Acuff [BIO] is new to Winamop and introduces himself here
with a suite of poems on first love at Sunday school. You'll enjoy them.
Fabrice B. Poussin has contributed
some photography in the past but now he brings us a
suite of poems, some with a sense of warmth and some with a sting in the tail.
Well, I hope you found something you liked in this month's
edition. If all goes well we'll be back again some time in August.
If you'd like to contribute, just contact me via the email
button at the bottom of the page.
Until we meet again.
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continued unabashed since 2003.
All human life is here,
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