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Welcome to all of you with enthusiasm for 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 adding more.

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22nd July.

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 for you.

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..

it says "stories"

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.
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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.
read this!

 

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?
read this!

 

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?
read this!

 

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 Skin’s Beauty Queen Prose.
read this!

 

it says "poems"

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 Pregnant Rita.
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Vince O'Connor returns to Winamop with a couple of new poems: She and Losing.They are tender and poignant.
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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.
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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.
read this!

 


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.

Ed.

 

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Something you missed? Catch up on previous editions by clicking this word. They are all there, right back to 2003.

 

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