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It's "swings and roundabouts" round here. Some months I
get a surfeit of poetry and hardly any stories, and others - like this one - I
have lots of stories and only a few poems..
Not that I'm complaining, I'm pleased to have such a
diverse group of writers and artists contributing. Keep it up!
So, story fans, it's your lucky edition, but poetry
afficionados have something to enjoy too.
Let's get started:
George Gad Economou. There are bars
you feel happy to walk into and there are those which it's probably best to
avoid. This tale concerns a bar in the latter category. It's Just Another
Night of Insanity; enter if you dare..
Andrew Lee Hart enjoys a pancake.
There have been several occasions in this imagined life where pancakes have
played a significant part. Enjoy some yourself in Pancake Day.
Martin Green brings us a tale of
young people making a new start after the Korean war of the 1950s. In a hot and
sweaty New York, just passing time until life gets properly underway. Read
Paul Murgatroyd is new to Winamop
and his story is all about a haunted house. Well, it's a haunted hotel really,
should attract some kindred spirits I suppose? It's called Stan.
Harry Downey brings us a small
"Amuse Bouche" to finish today's selection. If only the door had been shut
properly this senseless loss of life would never have happened. Read The
Vince O'Connor has written us a
poem for Easter, a short poem, a very short poem - in fact this introduction is
longer! It's called Conjoining
JD DeHart brings us a collection of
short, pithy poems this time. They are: Valentines - Stutter - Gave a
Word and Write for Yourself.
KJ Hannah Greenberg has three poems
for us this time, they are: A Recession-Proof Job, The Momentum of Needles
that Kill and Scorning Dragons over Lost Burial Rites
I hope you found something you enjoyed in our selection
this time. If you feel that you can do as well, or better, then put your mouse
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Cheerio and happy Easter.
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