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Welcome to the sizzling August edition of Winamop. Our
contributors have been working hard to fill it with the finest stories and
poetry - when they could have been away on holiday. That's how dedicated they
If you're lying on a beach somewhere or trekking up a
rock-strewn mountain I hope you enjoy reading it. On second thoughts, if you
are trekking up a rock-strewn mountain you'd probably better look where you're
going and read Winamop at base camp!
Ready? Set. Go!
Eric Suhem gets this edition off to
a flying start with a tale of young entrepreneurship clashing with big
business. The title is Lemonade.
Jane Seaford first featured on
Winamop a year ago. Now she's back with a story about a meet-up between two
sisters on the occasion of one of their birthdays; what could be nicer? Quite a
lot of things evidently.. Read Happy Birthday and see.
KJ Hannah Greenberg reflects on the
relationship between parents and their almost-but-not-quite-adult offspring.
Often a tricky time.. No! You can't have any more money! Post - Teens is
Simon King is new to Winamop
(Welcome Simon!). If you are over 55 and live in the UK you can probably
remember the demise of Edward Heath's government in the face of rising
industrial unrest. Simon takes us back in his story Heath.
JD DeHart returns! In Hamlet
2.0 he places the prince in the modern age of Twitter and Instagram. Does
that improve the situation I wonder..
Jake Sheff introduces himself to
Winamop with an excellent set of new poems. Here are The Way A Mother Dances
- In Times of Economic Hardship - Estate Sale - And Yet, They Rage and
The Political Poet.
John D Robinson is back with a new
set of poems. John tells me that he has recently published a chapbook of poetry
with Ben John Smith (editor: Horror Sleaze and Trash) called 'Damned Dirty
& Dangerous' through Holy&intoxicated Publications. Get it now.. I have
to warn you about these new poems with a big red R because some of them are pretty strong stuff. Good
J.B. Pick, our founding father,
left a rich treasury of poetry and prose when he died and occasionally we dip
into it. Here are some of his short poems from two of his little books games
& short words and As simple as possible.
That's about the size of it for August. September is
shaping up nicely already, if you are considering contributing please do so
soon! The email button is at the bottom of the page.
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continued unabashed since 2003.
All human life is here,
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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
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