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Ho Ho Ho! It's time for the festive edition of Winamop and
to tie the ribbons on the year of 2014.
Was it a step forward? Where has it gone? What happens
Winamop can answer none of those questions, what we can do
is to entertain you for a short while. Just have a look around and see what we
have in this bumper Christmas edition for a start. If you like that then
there's tons of other stuff dating back yonks to look at.
"Fill your boots" as Santa says.
Let's kick off with a heart-warming Christmas tale from
D.A. about a man who visits a coffee shop to cheer himself up. Now that's not a
bad idea.. back in half an hour!
Next it's Donal Mahoney with the first of two seasonal
tales that he has contributed this month. This one concerns a mushroom picker
and a gnome. Well, why not? It's called Two People With The Same
Now to our other regular contributor Martin Green. Martin
has been recuperating from an operation and that has obviously inspired him to
write this story. Everyone seems to be downloading "apps" these days, but some
are more useful than others..
Here comes Donal Mahoney's second seasonal contribution.
This one is a short but thought-provoking one called What If Mary Had Chosen
Otherwise. What indeed?
It's good to be able to welcome back Frank C. Praeger to
Winamop. He has brought us four tremendous poems this time. Enjoy.
KJ Hannah Greenberg has been a stalwart contributor this
last year and she ends it with a short flash and a poem. This month's word is
"corazón", it means seat of human love and kindness - centre -
heart. Every day is a school day round here.
Six super poems next from Paul Tristram. Here we have
Bumble Bee Busy, Your Kingfisher Eyes Are Killing Me, You Just Got Lucky,
The Friendly Foe, Gin-Trap Crown and Marvelling At Your Insanity,
A splendid selection, I'm sure you'll agree?
That's all for 2014, have a wonderful Christmas and don't
drink too much on New Year's Eve. We want to have you back with us in 2015!
All the best.
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