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September 2022

Our sizzling summer is continuing into autumn here in the UK, so the temptation is to be outside, not sitting in front of a PC preparing Winamop!

I am of course dedicated to my work and so are the contributors who have, err, contributed this month.

Before we get started I must tell you that KJ Hannah Greenberg has a new book out called "Granny Does It, Vol.II" available at Amazon. Also hot off the press is Gary Beck's poetry collection "Double Envelopment" which explores social, political and economic issues. Finally, Mark Anthony Pearce's seventh book, ‘Shopping for a New Penis’ is now available to purchase for £6.00, from Hickathrift Press.

That's three Christmas present ideas right there! Oops, sorry, I mentioned Christmas in September..

On to the new material.

it says "stories"

Andrew Lee-Hart's story is about a librarian whose life is coming apart, her relationships at home and at work are deteriorating. It's called Life Seconds Numbering.
read this!

 

Paul Murgatroyd has a story about a chance meeting, a face from the past. Maybe there could be a spark rekindled after all these years? Read Jan and find out...
read this!

 

Martin David Edwards. A family takes a sailing holiday as they struggle with loss. Maybe revisiting old haunts will prove cathartic? The Crossing is the title.
read this!

 

Martin Green. An ant and a grasshopper went into a bar, and what did they talk about? Find out in The Ant and the Grasshopper: Another Fable for our Time.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg is back in "Withersmith's World" for her story this time. Chet is busy with boxes and Dorothy is knee deep in domesticity. It's called Give a Poet a Box.
read this!

 

it says "ART"

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us a collection of her photography. Here are six more - all creatures of one kind or another!
read this!

 

Terry Brinkman. Has a new piece of art called Crow. It's on his art page where you can see all his other pictures too.
read this!

 

it says "poems"

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us poetry in addition to the story and photography. The three poems are: New England Woodland Garden - Heeding our Youngsters’ Artifacts and Skunk and Zebra: Interdependence at its Best.
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Terry Brinkman's Sonnets are a breed apart, things of wonder! Here he brings us two more, and a great little poem too: Sonnet CCCXXIV - The Spiritual Life and Sonnet CCCXXXXIV.
read this!

 

Michael Lee Johnson It's good to be able to welcome Michael back to Winamop for the first time this year. Here are four excellent poems: My Life - Jesus and how he must have felt - Most poems and Poets in the Rain.
read this!

 

J.B.Pick was one of the founding fathers of this august publication and there are many of his poems and stories on the site. However, I realised recently that one of my favourite poems of his: An Ode To Tea wasn't included. Well it is now!
read this!

 

Well that's it for this month, thanks for joining us and we'll be back around the middle of October, probably getting confused about daylight saving time!

If you feel you have something to contribute - particularly stories - please do so and together we'll keep Winamop going. The email button is at the bottom of the page.

Remember, tea in a cup does your moral laces up.

Bye

Ed.

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