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Well here it is at last, the edition of Winamop I didn't
think I'd get to do.. the 20th anniversary one!
I'm a bit disappointed with the response from some of our
earliest contributors, I had hoped that they would come back and pass the time
of day for our 20th, but hey, some of them are busy I guess? Some are, sadly,
The current crop of writers have been productive though,
as you can see from the packed menu below.
Lee-Hart has been sending me splendid stories since the beginning of
2017 and he's still doing it! This one is about Alice who has
Greenberg (With us since 2009). Now you know all about Chet and
Dorothy and Withersmith and Addison and Terrance don't you? Well there are
about to be two more characters in the story and Chet doesn't know yet. This
one is called No More Pretty Pansies.
Pick was our founding father back in 2003 and he had a fund of
stories, unpublished elsewhere, which he wanted an outlet for. Thus Winamop was
born. Here is one of those stories called The Venus Flower.
John Atkins was another of our
founders, now long deceased. His sense of humour was legendary. Here is one of
his essays concerning bus travel. It's called Coaching Days.
KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us
a collection of her digital art. This time it's mostly very colouful critters
of one sort or another.
Terry Brinkman has a great new
piece of art called Erda. It's on his art page where you can see
all his other pictures too.
Powell was last with us in 2018 and it's great to have him back. The
new poems are Deal - Nothing Doing - Death On Mountains - Exchange
and Morning Glory. Welcome back Perry!
Vincent O'Connor has been
contributing since 2015 and his poems are always fun to read. This one is a
tongue in cheek explanation of Why I Am Not a Vegan.
Grayhurst also first contributed in 2015 and this time she brings
six fine poems. They are The Spell was a Shield - Outline - A King -
Footsteps - Intertwined and Not a Mirage.
Grey has been a great supporter of Winamop since 2016. His poetry is
always well worth reading. This time we have: Advice To A Loser -
Blushing Bride - Oh To Be Overjoyed - Muzak and Nursing Home
Brinkman has been contributing Art, Poetry and Stories since 2020.
The poems today are Sonnet CCLXXXI - Sonnet CCCV and Sleepy
Greenberg has another three poems in her contribution this time.
They are Irrespective of the Above - Organized Discourse and
To Raise Awareness.
Phew! Quite a selection I think you'll agree?
As I am now offically old I'll be ramping things down over
the next few months as we head towards October when the current hosting plan
ends. I have then to decide whether to continue with this enterprise which
costs me so much money and time.
The next edition will come out when I have enough material
to fill it, or maybe I'll return to the old format of just putting stuff up
when it comes in... We'll see!
If you feel you have something to contribute -
particularly stories - please do so and together we'll keep Winamop going. The
email button is at the bottom of the page. Please note that May is Winamop's
20th anniversary and I'd like to make that edition particularly special!
Back again soon.
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
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
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