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September 2021

This is without doubt one of the biggest and best editions of Winamop in ages. Look at the depth of talent we have lined up for you below. Marvellous!

We have new talent (welcome to Robert Garnham), many regulars and some occasional star turns.

I have been told that regular contributor George Gad Economou has published his first book "Bourbon Bottles and Broken Beds" and it's available on Amazon in glorious paperback.

OK then, settle down in a comfy chair and get stuck in..

 

it says "stories"

Robert Garnham [BIO] is new to Winamop this month. His first story is about a man who's dream job is turning out not to be as exciting as he'd thought. It's called Chad Bottle and his Super Saharan Dreamworld Wonderland.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg. Why did Fluffy the cat not eat the small bird that fluttered in front of him? Well, you have to see it from his point of view.. and others! Read Fluffy vs. The Hummingbird and see.
read this!

 

Andrew Lee-Hart has a dark tale for us this time. U-Bahn takes is into a nether-world where a troubled man tries to find peace amongst the wreckage of his life.
read this!

 

Mike Hickman. Wiggy is an old stager, he's been a part of the scene for more years than anyone can remember. Our man is going to interview him and, if it all goes well, he's been promised Wiggy’s Three Pieces (Of Advice).
read this!

 

Terry Brinkman brings us not one, not two but three short stories this time. They are Christmas Tree Delivery - Pittsburg and Why Red And White?
read this!

 

Steve Slavin [BIO] is back with a story about Murray Dinnersein, aka The Big D.. Surely he wouldn't amount to anything much?
read this!

 

it says "ART"

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us some of her art. This time it comprises photographs featuring Pink Blossoms.
read this!

 

Terry Brinkman has added another picture to his collection, making fifteen, art works. Have a look at Ghost Bear, and all the others too if you like.
see this!

 

it says "poems"

Michael Estabrook [BIO] is welcome back here any time. His poems are: Words - Celia - Something - Cracking and Ghosts. You will enjoy them.
read this!

 

Terry Brinkman features in all three categories! Here come five poems, they are: Silk Umbrella - Bold As Brass - Girlish Shyness - Brick Bat and Her P.P.E.
read this!

 

Tohm Bakelas [BIO] has been writing haikus, you know, short poems with a particular pattern of syllables. They are finished at 31 - laughing at the odds - declaration against idleness and my epitaph
read this!

 

George Gad Economou continues his dissolute life-style, and he's not intending to clean up any time soon. no title needed - a junk song for love - insignificant promises - Midnight Ride to Nowhere and elsewhere are the poems this time.
read this!

 

Gary Beck ‘Lacerations’ is a poetry collection that looks at the many injuries we incur, mentally, emotionally and physically as we strive to do better in this difficult life. The poems are: Doctor Visit - Moderates - Debate - Growth Spurt and Faker Spouts.
read this!

 


I am very grateful to everyone who has contributed, it's all done for the love of it and all the better for that.

Remember that 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.

I'm off to recover from all this arduous editing!

Cheerio.

Ed.

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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.

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