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December 2018


Come along everyone, we need to "spend, spend, spend" or all the shops will go broke!

Well, I think I've done my bit, I've bought myself some cosy slippers and large bottle of malt whisky.

Happy Christmas!

But before I start on the mince-pies I'd better introduce the December edition of Winamop. There's much to enjoy here, and there's probably nothing good on TV.

Here we go..

it says "stories"

Martin David Edwards wrote this Christmas story from a slightly unusual perspective. Everybody has a favourite meal for the festive season, I wonder what turkeys eat? There's a clue in the title: Human For Christmas .
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Andrew Lee-Hart is back with an unsettling case of child murders. This used to be such a good area, who could be doing something so awful? It's called Shards.
read this!


A Christmas story from the in-house team resurfaces as we reboot Oilstain for the festive season. Join Matt on his quest to find the true spirit of Christmas.
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it says "poems"

KJ Hannah Greenberg has contributed to Winamop every month this year, she ought to win a prize! I wonder if I have any mops left? This time it's three poems: On Sounding Like a Basset Hound - Duplicitous, Bleeding Hearts and Vagabonds and That Sexy Hamster.
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Robert Allen Beckvall introduces himself to Winamop with this new poem The Trials and Tribulations of Champions. We salute him.
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Gary Beck's 'Mortal Coil' is an unpublished poetry collection and Gary is giving us a sneak preview. Here are Winter Warning - Interactive Dynamics - Warning Signs - Give Until… and Illegal Entry.
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Joyce Walker brought us a story earlier in the year but this time she brings poetry. This selection has some to make you laugh some to make you cry. A Jack The Lad To His Mrs - A New Me - Census At Bethlehem - The City - Incy Wincie Spider and She Takes The Floor. Superb!
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I hope you have a good holiday - if holiday it is where you are - and that we will see you again in 2019.

Don't forget that we are always looking for new talent, some big names started here you know!

If you feel you would like to join them please send your contributions to me via the "Mail Us" button at the bottom of the page.

See you next year.




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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.

We hope to continue to maintain a showcase 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 need more...

Have a good look around and if you feel that you'd like to contribute in any genre, then don't be shy, send it in! The copyright remains yours, and you could win a mop (unlikely, as I've run out).

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