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hollyDecember 2021

Here we are again, another Christmas under the shadow of Covid. It's definitely outstayed its welcome now hasn't it?

We all need cheering up, so here's the super festive edition of Winamop to do just that.

Before we get started I must tell you that Mark Anthony Pearce has a new book out in collaboration with Tohm Bakelas & Danny D Ford. It's called "Three poets 5" and it's available here.

OK, let's get stuck in... no, not another mince pie, the new edition of Winamop!

 

it says "stories"

Paul Murgatroyd casts a jaundiced eye over those "in charge" and finds them wanting. You can gauge his opinion from the title Moron.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg tells of Dorothy at a critical point in her life: she is about to give birth. The story is called Dreaming of A Man, A Dachshund, and A Motorcycle.
read this!

 

Captain Wozzo is here with a Christmas special. Yes, it's a repeat but that's what you get at Christmas isn't it?..
read this!

 

it says "ART"

Orbindu Ganga. In addition to the poetry below, Orbindu Ganga has contributed two charming photographs of kittens to the site.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us a collection of her digital art. This set of six images will certainly bring some colour into dark December days!
read this!

 

Terry Brinkman has added a Christmas picture to his collection, now of eighteen art works. Have a look at Christmas Dreams, and all the others too if you like.
see this!

 

it says "poems"

Terry Brinkman brings us a big bunch of poems this time: Old Jack Priest - Weather Permitting - Sleepy Whale 258 - Hyperandrogenous - Sonnet CXXXXVI - To Paint Her - Sleepy Whale #103 - Sleepy Whale 318 - Sleepy Whale 400 and Sonnet CLI. Wow!
read this!

 

Mike Hickman sent me these poems in September, and I lost them. I've found them now and I'm glad I did! Read Alternative Fillings as listed in the Margins of the Agenda - Positively Perpendicular - Telepathic Ted and Do-Do-one, Ron, Ron; Do-Do-one, Ron.
read this!

 

Orbindu Ganga has been writing haikus, and here are four.
read this!

 

John Grey is back with four poems: Odd One Out - Sex Education - The Military and On A Desert Road.
read this!

 

Fabrice Poussin is also back with a new selection of his poetry. Here we have: As the City Smokes - Between Two Deaths - Cadillac Emperor - Rain in August and Window dressing.
read this!

 

That's all for 2021, it's been an interesting year hasn't it?

I'll try and keep Winamop going but it's getting hard to find enough fiction for one edition a month. We'll see how it goes.

If you wish to contribute, particularly if you can craft a short story, just click the "Mail us" button at the bottom of the page.

Here's to 2022!

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.

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