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Oh deary me! We're WAY overdue with the August edition of
the mighty 'mop but here it is at last.
At the beginning of the month I was sitting here wondering
if there was going to be enough material but then it started to arrive - more
and more - until we amassed the super-abundance of great stuff which you can
Andrew Lee Hart kicks things off
with the story of Tobias Bennet, a devilishly talented musician with some
devilish habits. His journey through life seems to leave a trail of
destruction. Where will it end? Find out in Discord.
Martin Green has an Uncle Pringle.
He's a useful sort of fellow who knows all the right people. When Weaverville
had a little trouble over a statue Pringle was the man to sort it out. Read
Uncle Pringle and the Statue.
Harry Downey returns with the tale
of Miss Potter. She was a miserable old so and so, nobody liked her
except her cat. Then one day she wasn't miserable any more!
Adam Kluger was last with us in
2016 but now he's making a triumphant return with some fiction - and next month
some art too! This time we have Faith. Some days you just need it.
KJ Hannah Greenberg has four poems
for us this time. They are: Like Stars in the Sky - Select Taxons of
Behavior and Hospitality for a Star Traveler.
Vince O'Connor brings us two new
short poems this month. Contemplation and It Is What It Is. Short
John D Robinson is a self confessed
"poetry whore" and he's back with more.. The Poetry-Whore - Nothing To Me -
For J.T. - The Commonplace and Pardon Me. That's OK John we
Mary Cresswell makes a welcome
return to the fold with three new poems: Ozymandias In Orange - Lord Byron
To His Car Dealer and The Pied Pipers Of ... You will love
Robert Plath is another returnee
and he brings us four new poems this time: empty & distorted - 4,800 x
an hour - existential fake news and ease.
Whew! Quite a lot to consume in one sitting. I hope you
found something you enjoyed and that you'll come back for more soon.
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