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January 2018

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 crisis.

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!


it says "stories"

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.
read this!

 

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 Toll-Booth Cashier.
read this!

 

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.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg kicks off the new year with a conversation recorded in a Royal court somewhere. The Beggar King has taken charge.
read this!

 

it says "poems"

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 Encounter.
read this!

 

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).
read this!

 

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 son-of-a-bitch.
read this!

 

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!
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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.

Ed.

 

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