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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.
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..
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 .
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.
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.
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
Robert Allen Beckvall introduces
himself to Winamop with this new poem The Trials and Tribulations of
Champions. We salute him.
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unpublished poetry collection and Gary is giving us a sneak preview.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.
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!
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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continued unabashed since 2003.
All human life is here,
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