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May 2023

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, dead...

The current crop of writers have been productive though, as you can see from the packed menu below.

it says "stories"

Andrew 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 unexpectedly reappeared..
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KJ Hannah 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.
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J.B. Pick was our founding father back in 2003 and he had a fund of stories, unpublished elsewhere, which he wanted an outlet for.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.
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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.
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it says "ART"

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.
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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.
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it says "poems"

Perry L. 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!
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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.
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Allison 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.
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John 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 Blues.
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Terry Brinkman has been contributing Art, Poetry and Stories since 2020. The poems today are Sonnet CCLXXXI - Sonnet CCCV and Sleepy Whale 348.
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KJ Hannah Greenberg has another three poems in her contribution this time. They are Irrespective of the Above - Organized Discourse and To Raise Awareness.
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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.




Something you missed? Catch up on previous editions by clicking this word. They are all there, right back to 2003.




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...

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