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August 2019

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 see below!

Dive in..


it says "stories"

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.
read this!

 

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.
read this!

 

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!
read this!

 

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.
read this!

 

it says "poems"

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.
read this!

 

Vince O'Connor brings us two new short poems this month. Contemplation and It Is What It Is. Short but sweet.
read this!

 

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 understand.
read this!

 

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 them.
read this!

 

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.
read this!

 


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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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I'm off for a lie-down.

Ed.

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Something you missed? Catch up on previous editions by clicking this word. They are all there, right back to 2003.

 

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Winamop was conceived on a whim, is run on a shoestring, ignored by the many, loved by the few and has continued unabashed since 2003.

All human life is here, experienced people, skilled writers and rank amateurs, sometimes they hit the mark, sometimes they belly-flop (sometimes they mix their metaphors). You pick up the pieces and make of them what you will. Find out about us here and about the site here.The contributor's guidelines are here and the e-mail button is below.

We hope to continue to maintain a showcase for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of the in-house team. We have over 800 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we need more...

Have a good look around and if you feel that you'd like to contribute in any genre, then don't be shy, send it in! The copyright remains yours, and you could win a mop (unlikely, as I've run out).

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