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Yes it's March, watch out for mad hares and that fellow
Before we get to the new edition, a bit of news:
Erstwhile contributor Bruce
Harris has been in touch he would like you all to know about his new
web-site at www.harriscentral.org It
has interview material from Joanne Harris, Alison Moore, Sue Moorcroft and
other leading writers.
The site is intended to provide support for the
Huntingtons Disease Association, following his partner being diagnosed
with this hereditary illness in October of last year. A worthy cause.
Meanwhile back here on plain old Winamop we're settling in
to 2017 quite nicely. This March edition is quality all the way.
We'll start with, as always, stories..
Donal Mahoney's father came to the
US from Ireland at a time when relations between the Irish and the occupying
English were very bad. His youthful zeal for the cause of Irish independence
had landed him in serious trouble. He never forgot his mistreatment, but he did
learn a new trick..
Martin David Edwards makes a
welcome return now with The Happiness Retreat a story in which a man
goes to a weekend happiness retreat, determined to get a refund. He'd rather
have had a lawnmower..
This little fantasy from JD DeHart
takes us to a land where dragons roam and Odin (occasionally) walks the streets
unrecognised (due to his unusual coiffure). It's called Raven Man.
KJ Hannah Greenberg has been trying
to decide what Halloween tricks to play next year. She doesn't want another
Halloween like last year! (Channie's word of the month is "periphrastic"
meaning "circumlocutory" or "roundabout").
Martin Green gets philosophical in
this tale. Is our life's path all mapped out for us from the start? Or do we
have the option to change course? Or do we just think we have? I don't know -
but watch out for the cat.
Martin Friel has turned his hand to
poetry this time. This captures the essence of a life not quite complete as the
art in the soul is suffocated by the mundanities of daily life. It's called
Death of the artist. I like it!
It's good to have another suite of poems from
John Grey . He really immerses you in the scenes. Here
we have: Blood Rites, In Their Field, Art In Wartime, Suburban Neighborhood
- Full Moon, Into Each Life and The Young Woman Who Will Be Old Some
Michael Lee Johnson has sent in
another collection of his poetry. Here we have Sing it Frank - Physical
Therapy, Ding Dong School, Compliance, Give Me Booze or Give me Jesus and
Journaling, Labeling Theory .
That's all we have for now, I enjoyed the
selection and I hope you did too.
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