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October 3rd

Have you noticed the nights getting longer, the days getting shorter? The leaves turning? If you're reading this in the Southern hemisphere I guess not.. but I have. Funny how we all live on the same planet but experience it differently isn't it?

Anyway that's all totally irrelevant because the most important thing to happen world-wide is the publication of the October edition of Winamop!

In the editorial department (ha!) we've been deluged with new material.. thank you to all those who have contributed, your efforts are appreciated. I have selected the best of the submissions and you will notice that the poetry section entirely features the work of new contributors.

Let's start with the stories:

it says "stories"

First a short story from Donal Mahoney. Have you ever considered that there may be beings around us who are not quite the same as the rest of us? They may be those Strangers in a bar, sitting nearby. Sammy may find out soon though..
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All's right with the world as we follow Donal's story with one from Martin Green - who has been with us for over 10 years! What a stalwart (that's meant as a compliment). He tells me that his new book The View From 85, is now available at Amazon, Barnes&Noble and some other sites. Martin's story this time is called Becoming A Southern Californian.
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Talking of stalwarts; we now feature KJ Hannah Greenberg who has been with us since the end of 2008. She tells me that a collection of her poetry entitled A Grand Sociology Lesson, has just launched. Why not take a look?
Her latest story is a snapshot in the life of an author who appears to be neglecting her family responsibilities in the cause of her art. Read Paragraphs Trump Pizza.
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Now it's time to welcome Martin David Edwards [BIO] back to Winamop. His last story for us was a couple of years ago and he returns with the tale of a girl called Fortune. Unfortunately, up until now Fortune seems to have attracted only bad luck..
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it says "poems"

We begin the "all new" poetry collection with a single short poem from new contributor Gary Floyd. Gary's piece captures that empty feeling after a break-up. It's called One Lone Sock.
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We follow that with a collection of four poems from our second new contributor: Jess Mize. Her poems are called Making Paper, Chrysalis, Tebeth and Sincerity.
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Rebecca Weigold also introduces herself this month and brings two new poems. They are I hold these truths (What you give) and Had I the pleasure. I hope you enjoy them.
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Now here's another new talent - Wren Tuatha. Wren really has a nice style and the poetry is thought provoking and enjoyable. Here we have Bigger than Birdseed, Forty Different Jaspers, Purple Movements, walking meditation and Broom Zen.
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The fifth new contributor this month is Lourdes Verónica, a Moscow-born translator and teacher currently living in Rome. In her collection we have Yearning between Species, This heart is such a whore, Why Be Given a Body and Self-Portrait as the Eden. It's passionate stuff!
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Well that's it for this month, the contributions are already rolling in for November but remember that we're always in need of fiction pieces, so if you have anything to contribute click on the EMail button at the bottom of the page.





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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.

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