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"Never cast a clout before May is out" they say, but I'm
going to cast Winamop out into the firmament before the month is over and hang
Yes, I know that there is some controversy as to whether
"May is out" means the month is over or the may-flowers are blooming, but who
We have a nice collection of stories and poetry this time
for which I'm very grateful to the following contributors.
Whether May is out or not I do hope you enjoy it!
Martin David Edwards brings us a
story set after "Brexit" (the UK's interminably slow exit from the European
Union). An Englishman "returns home" to Dublin after Brexit and tries to fit
in. It's called 1916.
KJ Hannah Greenberg returns to
story-telling this time. You probably know some ex schoolmates who you didn't
get on with at the time but have turned up later with a different view on
things? Well, here are The Dillion Sisters.
Aubrey Malone's story this month
is about a marriage in terminal decline. Why has this come to pass? Well, read
Mechanical and you'll get the general idea..
Martin Green has taken on the role
of our U.S. political correspondent (not a real job). The Mueller Report
has been filling the media over there, just like brexit over here.. Possibly
there are more important things?
George Gad Economou turns his hand
to poetry this time but the mood is just as dark and dirty as last month. It
starts with Morose Nights at the Gutter, so you get the flavour, then
continues with Another Tree Chopped Down - In the Streets of Broken
Dreams and Losing Battles. R
Linda Imbler is new to Winamop
[BIO] and introduces herself with a
collection of fine poems, some with a musical flavour. They are: Music of
the Spheres - Changelings (an Etheree poem) - Drycleaning the Suede Guitar -
Forfeit and Radio Waves, a subject dear to my heart!
Berriozábal is from West Covina, California and is another new
contributor. His charming poems are A Birds Life - The Butcher Can
Just Stay Home - The Sweet Songs - I Let You and Words Have
Meaning.. They certainly do.
Gary Beck is our last contributor
this month and he has sent some more poems from "Fractional Disorder" his
unpublished collection that examines the anomalies, frequently unnoticed, that
confound us. We have Advancement - Descent - Precipitation - Scientific
Progress and Madness Unleashed.
Smashing! I hope you found something you enjoyed and do
check out Gary Beck's new book "Transitions" which is getting rave reviews and
is available on
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Until we meet again.
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continued unabashed since 2003.
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