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Yes it's September and of course that means it's time for
the August edition of Winamop!
Obviously it would have been nice if I'd managed to get my
act together a little sooner but this edition will have to straddle two months
because it's holiday time and we're all busy not being busy.
A few of our regulars have kept their noses to their
grind-stones ( fingers to keyboards would have been more appropriate but I like
a hackneyed metaphor ) and here we see the fruits of their labours.
To start with we return to Martin Friel's novel When
the Traffic Lights Stopped. We have reached Chapter 6 and the most
successful "people's politician" so far, is in deep water... (click
here to start from chapter 1)
Next it's good to hear from Donal Mahoney again. Here he
relates the story of a bereavement; who will tend the farm now that the old man
A treat now from Mary Cresswell. This new suite of poems
are not to be taken too seriously but they are some of my favourites. I
particularly appreciate a poem whose title is longer than its verse!
A poem next from KJ Hannah Greenberg who is one of the
stalwarts who keep this site going. I really do appreciate her contributions
and I always learn a new word. Today it's acciaccatura, an ornament note
a little below the principal note...
Well I'm afraid that's all we have this time, only four
items... This is the summer doldrums problem. I need your help, get writing and
send me something for next time, you know you want to!
The e-mail button is at the bottom of the
home page so press it and send me something, I'll give
it due consideration.
I'm off to the frozen north for a few weeks, the next
edition will be in October, which gives you plenty of time to create
I'm looking forward to seeing what comes in.
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