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February 3rd 2016

There are signs of spring between the gales and rain. Crocus shoots and snowdrops are poking their heads up. Watch out I say!

Here, warm and snug in our Winamop onesies we have been working through the embarrassment of riches as everyone's New Year's resolutions kick in and they get writing.

There are five fiction pieces and four poetry collections waiting for you below, that makes... err.. oh yes eight new pages, no wait, that's nine new pages to enjoy. And one of them is a new Page 94. Hooray!

Is it a record? No it's a web-site.

Let's get started before my mental state deteriorates too far.

We start, as we often do, with a story from Donal Mahoney. This one is about a lad called Cozy, who was the local Lothario in a small town. Nothing stays secret in a small town. It's called Cozy was his name.
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It's great to be able to introduce a new writer to Winamop this month: Kevan Youde [Bio]. Kevan's story is about Matt - a safari guide - who has an unfortunate accident in the night and has to find a scapegoat (or some other creature..)
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Now, goodness gracious what's this? A new story from Martin Friel! It's good to have you back Martin. This story is about a relationship, on the surface it's all fine but.. For some reason it's called Imagine the hassle if toilet roll wasn't perforated.
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Another returnee after a long absence is Page 94 - our satirical essay - brought to you this time by Martin Green. The U.S. is having another of its interminable presidential elections, but look out.. The Martian's are coming!
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I don't really know what to say about this last piece in our story section called Many, Many Hedgehogs, Maybe Gumdrops by KJ Hannah Greenberg.. I think the only thing that might be appropriate is "Sheesh!".
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Welcome to the poetry section. Please sit quietly and enjoy this new collection from Richard Schnap. It comprises Traveled Path,  December  and  Fresh Shadows.
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Now to introduce Ken Allan Dronsfield, who is a poet from Oklahoma. He has been writing for many years but this is his first collection for Winamop. Here we have: Hollow,  A Pipe, Pint and Book,  The Deer Crossing,  and others.
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Let's welcome back G David Schwartz next. If you like a little fun in your poems this is for you. Just to give you an idea, it starts with There Once Was A Vegetarian Butcher..
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Something a little harder edged to finish with today, from John D Robinson - also new to us. He kicks off with Commitment Or Asshole?... I think you get the picture? R
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That's it.

Another one bites the dust as Freddie said.

We'll do it all again in about a month.

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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Winamop was conceived on a whim, is run on a shoestring, ignored by the many, loved by the few and has 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 up the pieces and make of them what you will. Find out about us here and about the site here.The contributor's guidelines are here and the e-mail button is below.

We hope to continue to maintain a showcase for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of the in-house team. We have over 400 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we need more...

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