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Just when we thought spring had sprung, the "beast from
the east" blew in to the UK.
No, not Mr Putin, but a spell of icy weather streaming in
from Siberia. Brr!
Time to stay indoors in the warm and assemble Winamop for
It seems as if our contributors have been snuggled up to
their warm PCs too and have produced a bumper crop of writing for us this
Let's get started..
KJ Hannah Greenberg is probably our
most prolific contributor, for which I am duly grateful. She has been with us
since 2008, but her story this time concerns an even longer relationship. It's
called Thirty-Four Years or So, Give or Take a Shoe.
Harry Downey, last with us in 2015,
has come back to the fold with this tale of skullduggery and tax avoidance.
Read A Rose By Any Other Name.
Andrew Lee-Hart is a fine
story-teller who has brought us many great reads. Here we visit a parallel
existence where tolerance is seriously lacking. Uncomfortably close to home I
think. Read Hugh and decide.
George Aitch BIO has this tale of two students on a trip down to
London. Their favourite band is playing at last and this will be a show not to
be missed! Read We Go Out .
Michael Lee Johnson has contributed
poems before and this time his poems are illustrated with pictures. Audio of
him reading them is also available. A multimedia experience! We start with
Heaven is My Horse Fly.
John Sweet has been in Winamop a
couple of times and here he is again with another five rather good poems.They
are: time, in all directions, Universe A, Glorified, this is the fire
and looks up, shoots at the sky.
John D Robinson appears to live a
colourful life, judging by the company he keeps in his poems! Here we have
Spiteful Annie, The Alien Object, Business As Usual, Im Making
Movies and Welcome Back To Work Interview.
A.J. Huffman writes emotional and
insightful poems and we are happy to have five new poems on the site this time.
I Dream in Seclusion, Aquamarine, Rainbow Bridge, Glitter Unplugged and
Gerard Sarnat is celebrating a
Jewish heritage and mourning the loss of life due to the Californian droughts,
fires and floods. The collection comes with pictures and is called Spring
Fever Transcend Dances .
That's the lot for March, here's hoping that spring will
be back soon here in the top half of the planet.
I already have a few pieces for April so it looks as if
that should be a good edition too. Don't foget to come back and see us
Remember that it is our fifteenth birthday in May so I am
looking for birthday or anniversary related material for that special edition.
Not long now..
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
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for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of
the in-house team. We have over 800 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we
Have a good look around and if you feel
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