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August 2022

Winamop apologises for the late running of this edition of the E-zine, it is due to the internet being too hot.

No, it wasn't really, I was waiting for some more stories to come in!

Many thanks to those who have risen to the challenge and sent stuff in, I appreciate it.

Although the fiction is in short supply, there is an abundance of high quality poetry on the site this month - and some art - so lots to get stuck into.

Here we go..

 

it says "stories"

Mike Hickman has a new story for us. You know how old houses seem to have an aura about them? Try Reaching Into the Gaps and see what you find.. but be careful!
read this!

 

Alex Wyte has been doing housework, and garden work. Surely he can't get into trouble doing that? The story is called: A Spring Clean.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg's story is about a trip to Israel with a group staying in a comfortable hotel. Who is that man at breakfast, surely he's not part of our group?.. It's Emmet , that's who.
read this!

 

it says "ART"

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us a collection of her photography. Here are six more - kicking off with a blue giraffe!
read this!

 

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

 

it says "poems"

Fred Miller has a poem about a singular type of insect, the praying mantis. I don't think I've ever seen one.. The poem is called The Praying Mantis as you might expect.
read this!

 

Mary Cresswell was last with us a couple of years ago and it's great to have her back. Her poetry has depth but amuses too, a nice combination. Here we have Advance Planning - Walking With The Gods and Amuse Bouche.
read this!

 

Fabrice B. Poussin has contributed many times before and these five poems are some of his best: Acid Campfire - Beauty Masks - Still Failing - What if? and When a Woman.
read this!

 

John D Robinson has a feast of poetry for us this time in his unequivocal style. The poems are: Read This - All About You - Anna - Burn Out and Studio Work.
read this!

 

Tohm Bakelas is back for the first time in 2022 with a collection of three new poems which I am very happy to present to you. They are: a poem for me - detritus and stone masons.
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us poetry in addition to the story and photography. The three poems are: Gibbous - This Grand, Grand Glorious Day and Advocating Reform not Dialogue.
read this!

 

Terry Brinkman's Sleepy Whale poems follow Irish lore, as James Joyce Ulysses. Here are four more: Sleepy Whale 338 through to Sleepy Whale 341.
read this!

 

A mighty fine selection once again I think.

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I'm off to do a rain-dance now.

Ed.

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