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October ought to be the 8th month really, what with "octo"
being Latin for eight.. It's all because the year used to start in March so
April would be month 1, May month 2, and so on, making October the eighth
month. Then about 450 years ago some busy-body came along and moved the start
of the year to January. Oh well, if we didn't know any Latin I don't suppose
it'd bother us?
Why am I wittering about this anyway? Whatever the month
is called, it's time for Winamop!
This month I bring news of a new book by Andrew Lee-Hart
through Wild Wolf Publishing. Find it here
On to the content..
KJ Hannah Greenberg has written a
short piece for us this month. Short but sweet! It's called The Whiteness of
Robert Steward introduces himself
to Winamop with a fine story set in an English class in Bologna, Italy a few
years ago. Read Imagine.
Martin Green used to have a cat.
For all I know he may still have a cat, but not this one, this was his first
cat and her name was Mickey.
Andrew Lee-Hart returns with a
story of a well-respected(?) teacher in a primary school. He'd been there for
years and years. We begin at the end; at his funeral. The title is
Shepherd, mainly because that was his name.
Margaret McNee. Lastly we continue
to follow the diary of a group of young Scots on a "grand tour" of Switzerland
in 1908. This time they visit the Lutschinenschlucht and have some tea!
Sandeep Kumar Mishra is a new name
to us [BIO] and he brings us a collection of five
interesting poems. They are: The Books - My gallery has ended - The Death of
the Seas - I Painted an Ocean and A Rainbow Memory.
EG Ted Davis is also new to
Winamop and introduces himself with this poem Just plain ordinary Jesus.
He's not impressed..
Things swung the other way this month; lots of stories and
not so many poems, that hasn't happened for a long time.
I'm not complaining though, it was all good stuff and I
hope that you enjoyed it.
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