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Here we are again, another Christmas under the shadow of
Covid. It's definitely outstayed its welcome now hasn't it?
We all need cheering up, so here's the super festive
edition of Winamop to do just that.
Before we get started I must tell you that Mark Anthony
Pearce has a new book out in collaboration with Tohm Bakelas & Danny D
Ford. It's called "Three poets 5" and it's available
OK, let's get stuck in... no, not another mince pie, the
new edition of Winamop!
Paul Murgatroyd casts a jaundiced
eye over those "in charge" and finds them wanting. You can gauge his opinion
from the title Moron.
KJ Hannah Greenberg tells of
Dorothy at a critical point in her life: she is about to give birth. The story
is called Dreaming of A Man, A Dachshund, and A Motorcycle.
Captain Wozzo is here with a
Christmas special. Yes, it's a repeat but that's what you get at Christmas
Orbindu Ganga. In addition to the
poetry below, Orbindu Ganga has contributed two charming photographs of kittens
to the site.
KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us
a collection of her digital art. This set of six images will certainly bring
some colour into dark December days!
Terry Brinkman has added a
Christmas picture to his collection, now of eighteen art works. Have a look at
Christmas Dreams, and all the others too if you like.
Terry Brinkman brings us a big
bunch of poems this time: Old Jack Priest - Weather Permitting - Sleepy
Whale 258 - Hyperandrogenous - Sonnet CXXXXVI - To Paint Her - Sleepy Whale
#103 - Sleepy Whale 318 - Sleepy Whale 400 and Sonnet
Mike Hickman sent me these poems in
September, and I lost them. I've found them now and I'm glad I did! Read
Alternative Fillings as listed in the Margins of the Agenda - Positively
Perpendicular - Telepathic Ted and Do-Do-one, Ron, Ron;
Orbindu Ganga has been writing
haikus, and here are four.
John Grey is back with four poems:
Odd One Out - Sex Education - The Military and On A Desert
Fabrice Poussin is also back with a
new selection of his poetry. Here we have: As the City Smokes - Between
Two Deaths - Cadillac Emperor - Rain in August and Window
That's all for 2021, it's been an interesting year hasn't
I'll try and keep Winamop going but it's getting hard to
find enough fiction for one edition a month. We'll see how it goes.
If you wish to contribute, particularly if you can craft a
short story, just click the "Mail us" button at the bottom of the page.
Here's to 2022!
Winamop was conceived on a
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continued unabashed since 2003.
All human life is here,
experienced people, skilled writers and rank amateurs, sometimes they hit the
mark, sometimes they belly-flop (sometimes they mix their metaphors). You pick
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We hope to continue to maintain a showcase
for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of
the in-house team. We have over 800 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we
Have a good look around and if you feel
that you'd like to contribute in any genre, then don't be shy, send it in! The
copyright remains yours, and you could win a mop (unlikely, as I've run
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