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Are you feeling full of the joys of spring? If not, why
not? The blossom is on the trees and the sun occasionally shines, so it seems
that 2017 has finally got into its stride.
If you've mown the lawn or watered the window box or just
stumbled in after a nice healthy walk - or perhaps just crawled out of bed
after a heavy night in a seedy bar - then just relax and unscrew the lid from
our jar of delights. You've earned it!
Here in Britain we've got a general election going on,
Winamop brings you up to date with all the candidates who want to lead us
through the next few, difficult years in our News
There's also a new Page
94, but that's not important right now. Let's get on with the good
We have some top fiction in the Stories department and a
small but perfectly formed Poetry section which will inspire you.
Off we go:
Donal Mahoney has written many
stories for Winamop. By my reckoning this is number 56.. quite some
achievement! This one is about Two Old Poets, One in a Rush, and that's
what it's called.
Eric Suhem has brought us the
story of a wife who has been married to a birdwatching husband for 30 years and
her daughter who plans to marry an ornithologist. A marriage made in
Andrew Lee-Hart joins us again
with the tale of Samson; a boy growing up in a turbulent Warsaw before
the second World-War. His life was influenced by an inspirational Rabbi, an
influence which lasted to the end.
Martin Green has been feeling his
age, what about a spot of light gardening to lift the spirits? Those roses need
KJ Hannah Greenberg's story this
month is one of her "Bunnies" tales (sorry, can't resist a pun). Here Plumper
makes a big sacrifice for her offspring in Rabbit's Foot.
Gerard Sarnat kicks off a small but
excellent poetry section this time. Gerard is a much published poet and a
medical man BIO. This collection of pieces
is most entertaining and should make you think.. and there will be more
John Grey [BIO] impressed me with his last collection of poems
and now he's back with more, equally fine, poetry. This time we have
Jamaican Sunday, Why I'm Stuck Here, Ms Unique, Not Even Thinking of Love,
Beachcombing and On The Subject of Spring. Superb.
That's all we have for you this month, hopefully we'll
return in about 30 days with some more. If you feel like contributing don't
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À bientôt, as my Scottish grandmother hardly
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