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hollyDecember 2020

"Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way!" etc..

In case you hadn't noticed, Christmas (or another midwinter festival of your choosing) is approaching fast.

Here at Winamop we've got it all wrapped up and ready for you to enjoy, but first let me tell you about Mark Anthony Pearce's new book "Perforated By Sirens" which is out now and available here. A gift idea perhaps?

Also on the virtual shelves this Christmas is Gary beck's new book Protective Agency, available though Amazon.

Now it's time to get started on the new edition, and we have a massive collection to keep you occupied whilst waiting for Santa.


it says "stories"

George Gad Economou has a story this time of a trailer girl who gets an unexpected call from a man who'd danced with her at the bar where she works. He has an unusual proposal in Home of an Angel.
read this!

 

Keith Murray is a new name to Winamop and he introduces himself with his story - simply called An Allegory - which is what it is! See if you can make the connection (from a UK perspective).
read this!

 

Andrew Lee-Hart brings us a challenging story this time, dark and complex. You will need to keep your wits about you as you read Brand New Day.
read this!

 

D.A. Lastly it's that time again. The "Heart-warming Christmas story" time! This one is about Mary. Her idyllic country getaway has turned a little sour and she's not looking forward to Christmas .
read this!

 

it says "ART"

Terry Brinkman has added a very relevant festive picture to his collection. It's Father Christmas!.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg has more wonderful chromatic pictures for us (as well as new poems below). See 1 Vista - Energized - Blossoming - Morning Thoughts and There Will be Flowers.
read this!

 

it says "poems"

Michael Estabrook returns with six excellent new poems for us. They are: Somehow - Rocking Chair - Soulmates - Woodstock 50 - My Conscience and Give or Take.
read this!

 

John D Robinson is also back with new material and it's a good read. His four poems this time are: The Trodden - The Poem Of Pen And Paper And Ink - Newspaper Poem and The Temporary.
read this!

 

James Croal Jackson is new to Winamop [BIO] and introduces himself with these five fine poems: Rink - Vehicle - Condado Beach / Condado Tacos - June 22, 2019, Morning and Someday I’ll Enter the Kingdom.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg has four new poems for us in addition to the art-work above. The poems are: Manchinelle Tree - Mendacity at the Demesne and Thralls’ Barely Compensatory Rhetoric.
read this!

 

George Gad Economou also has some poems for us. They are: Rolling down the hills - Crazy Drunk - Green Flames - there’s always another drink - What’s up with poetry, man?and Fires in the Sky.
read this!

 

Terry Brinkman is another multi-tasker this time. In addition to Father Christmas he has lots of poems for us: She Can Write - Sonnets CDLXXVI, CDLXXIV, CDMXXI, CDLXIX, CCXXIV - Utah High - Sonnets CCLVIII, CCCL, CCCLI. Quite a few Sonnets!
read this!

 


I'm worried by all those Roman numerals, it's making my head hurt. I think I'll sit down with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

I really hope that you manage to have an enjoyable "festive season" despite that which shall not be mentioned, and I'll see you all back here in 2021.

Remember that if you wish to contribute, just click the "Mail us" button at the bottom of the page.

Keep festive!

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.

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