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According to the TV weather man we are now in
"meteorological autumn", another milestone on the road to 2017..
Right on cue the weather here has turned a little
autumnal, which is why I'm indoors tapping away at a keyboard instead of
surfing or hiking through the Quantocks or something.
The outlook for this edition of Winamop is therefore sunny
- with lots of good stuff for you to enjoy.
Let's have a look shall we?
We'll start as usual with
Donal Mahoney leads us off again this time with this one
about a man who perceives things differently, he has to, he's blind. Then one
day he hears a pair of heels approaching.. Read Jimmy the Blind Man Says
He's in Love.
JD DeHart is back and this time he brings us the story of
John Ramm, a creature plucked from the wild and assimilated into the human
world of concrete and neck-ties. But when push comes to shove.. Read The
Now I'm happy to be able to introduce Vesna Main to
Winamop. She is a Croatian-born writer living in London or France
[BIO] and her first story for us is about a
sex worker and her client, so it has to carry a red -R-. It's called The Bottom Line.
I like an original format, it spices things up a little.
So I was pleased to receive new contributor Samuel Cole's collection of five
individual 100-word pieces of fiction for us. Tapas for readers.
We enter the poetry department and discover a little
selection of KJ Hannah Greenberg's new work. Three poems called Duties
Indigenous to Possessing a Magical Stone, Except for the Lops and
Fritzi: A Childs Comfort.
Next I'd like to draw your attention to the work of Geoff
Anderson [BIO]. I think he has a real talent. I
hope you enjoy Misquoted, Posthumous Spam, Primal Astrology, and
First Love Poem.
I hadn't heard from Lisa Zaran [BIO] since 2008 when she was sending in some very
fine poems. I'm glad to find that she's still heavily involved with poetry and
I'm delighted to be able to bring you two new ones from this talented poet. We
have Why I Love Old Men and The Day We Knew the World Was Coming to
an End but Didn't.
John D Robinson [BIO] is
an adaptable man. In the past he has written poetry for us and when we were
short of stories he wrote one for us. This time it's back to his first love -
poetry. We have Tears, Falling In Love With Paris and The
Thanks to our faithful and diligent band of contributors I
already have a lot of material for the next edition so it looks as if that'll
be another belter.
Join me again in a few weeks.
Winamop was conceived on a whim, is run on a
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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
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which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of the in-house team.
We have over 400 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we need more...
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