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"Are you hanging up your stocking on the wall?" Err, no
not yet. Maybe not everyone is familiar with the oeuvre of the mighty Slade,
but, in case you haven't noticed - December is here again - and so is
I wondered whether to put out a mini November edition then
scratch around for enough material for a December one but I decided to wait and
present to you this splendid "bumper" end-of-year collection.
I hope you like it!
Before we get going just a mention for contributor Bruce
Harris who's had a terrible year and needs our support, check out his web site
Good luck Bruce!
OK, let's start with the stories - all ten of them!
Lee-Hart. Has the story of a woman who has lost her soul-mate.
Something bad has happened and she needs to tell someone.. but who? It's called
Anniversary. With the same background of war, a woman marches
determinedly in The Sound of Marching Feet.
Garnham returns with a story concerning a not-so-romantic trip to a
desert island. Well, not quite a desert island, a bird sanctuary. Still sounds
a bit romantic doesn't it? Find out the reality in Nurse Matt and the
Difalco is back with us and is trying some new ideas in these three
short stories. See how they work for you. We present: Boilermaker - All
Fucked Up and Some Violence.
Simon King. writes stories based on
the lives of famous historical figures. This time he visits the life of German
philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) who appears to be slightly
Greenberg. Selma is an English teacher. She's been
doing it a long time. Pupils come and pupils go. It's interesting to see how
they turn out.
Brinkman has two short stories for us this time. One about Halloween
and one remembering a flight from hell.. or was it? The titles are: Trick
or Treat and No TV.
KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us
a collection of her digital art. This time it's more photographs of scenery and
Terry Brinkman has a great new
piece of art called Blue Bird. It's on his art page where you can
see all his other pictures too.
Beck is back with a new collection of poems from
Glimpses, an unpublished poetry collection that takes brief looks
at some of the problems that disturb us in this conflicted world. They are
Madness Reigns - Desperation - Voting Rites - and
Brinkman has been busy. Here are three Sonnets and two poems:
Sonnet CCXIX - Sonnet CCXV - Sonnet CCX - Almighty Banana and
Cresswell returns with some super new stuff. You will enjoy:
Language Of Science - Boxing Day (Southern Hemisphere) and
Canio is new to the site and introduces himself with these great
poems: Pining to Get Bussed - Bedside Manner - Beseech God and
Opera Comique .
Wysocky is also new to Winamop and brings us four new poems bursting
with emotion. Heaven and Hell - Foolish Understanding -
Redactedand Close To Me.
Greenberg has three new poems this time. The titles are
Attenuating - The Examination of Human Interaction and
Rizz. I didn't know what "Rizz" was until it was made the Oxford
University Press' word of the year (I'm still not sure..)
What a splendid selection, I hope you found something you
Join us again in 2024 for more delights from the "pens" of
our excellent contributors to whom I offer hearty thanks and happy holidays /
season's greetings as appropriate.
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I'm off for a sherry and a mince-pie... too early? Not for
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