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2018's been going for a couple of weeks now and so far
it's business as usual, the wars continue, Trump's tweets cause shock and awe,
Brexit bores the pants off everyone and the NHS is suffering its usual winter
And I've had the flu!
So really, it can only improve..
One bright spot on the horizon is Winamop's 15th birthday
in May, so get your thinking heads on and see if you can come up with anything
birthday-related for the special celebratory May edition.
Meanwhile it's time to get the January edition underway,
so here we go!
Andrew Lee-Hart has another of his
beautifully crafted multi-chapter stories for us. We join a homeless man on the
streets. He doesn't know his name, he doesn't let that worry him, but but he
does have some pretty bad dreams.. The title is Homesick.
Eric Suhem's story this time is
about a toll-booth cashier, someone you might meet every day and hardly notice.
Maybe if you struck up a friendship it could lead to something? Read The
Martin Green is getting old, it
happens to most of us, but sometimes it's hard to appreciate the gift of a long
life.. His piece is called Egrets.
KJ Hannah Greenberg kicks off the
new year with a conversation recorded in a Royal court somewhere. The Beggar
King has taken charge.
John Grey has five excellent new
poems for us: When She Hung The Painting, Here Tell, Another
Bad Hair Day, A Child Born To Ageing Parents and Las Vegas
Mindy Watson introduced herself to
us in September 2017 and I was very pleased to receive another collection of
her poems recently. She is experimenting with poetic forms. Here are: Seesaw
(a villanelle) and Shark Cage (a rondeau).
Rob Plath was last with us in 2013
and now he's back with three new poems. We start with homemade earring,
then an untitled piece and we finish with just shrug, you
JD DeHart also brings us three new
poems for 2018. We start with A Day of Cancellations, I Write
Words and end with You Never Can Tell. C'est la vie!
Well that's it, we're underway with a shiny new year, and
it's up to us to make it a good one!
See you next time.
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