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May 2022

May is a supposed to be the "merry month" and I'm certainly happy because I have received a fine collection of submissions this time.

Most pleasing is the fact that five of the pieces are from new contributors, as we have already celebrated our 19th birthday (May 5th) it looks like we'll make it to 20 - thanks to you all, stalwarts and newbies alike.

One announcement before we start; Mark Anthony Pearce wants to let you know that his sixth book ‘She Smells Dead People’ is now available to order from Hickathrift Press. Get yours today!

Right, let's get started..


it says "stories"

Carol Cole is new to Winamop [BIO], welcome Carol! Her story is about a recently widowed woman who has plans that her daughter may disagree with. It's called Checking Out the List.
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KJ Hannah Greenberg's story sheds new and disturbing light on the life of Rosemary the tooth-fairy. Tulip is on an epic mission in Far from the White Pass & Yukon Route.
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Mike Hickman's story is about a man in therapy for a traumatic experience that he had when he was seven.. or was that the whole story? It's called Not the Boy, Nor the Man.
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Sal Difalco is a Toronto-based poet and short story writer who is new to Winamop. His first story for us is called What Whisky Will Not Cure and is a salutary tale.
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it says "ART"

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us a collection of her photography of flowers and plants. Here are six more colourful images.
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Terry Brinkman. Has a new piece of art called Teacher. It's on his art page where you can see all his other pictures too.
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it says "poems"

KJ Hannah Greenberg again brings us poetry in addition to the story and photography. The three poems are: Jazzed Words - Random Accounts through Tempera Paint and The Borrowed Chairs.
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C. E. Hoffman. Is new to Winamop [BIO] and debuts with this nice little poem called: Atomic (not a Blondie reference). You'll enjoy it.
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D. R. James is also new to Winamop [BIO] and brings six poems: As recollecting wanes, - Flanked by Fallacies - My Wife Practices a Psychotherapy on Me Using the “Dissociative Experiences Scale” - Not-Still Life with Columns, Balconies, and Gossamer - Once, Subdivided and Unremitting Epiphany.
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S.F. Wright completes the quintet of new contributors this month [BIO]. His poem tells of a small amount of Progress in the life of a teacher.
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Vincent O'Connor Returns with a poem for the times, it's called Drooling on Zoom. We've all done it. No? Just me and Vince then...
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Terry Brinkman. Is here again with a new selection of poetry. This time it's four Sonnets: CLXXV - CCCLXII - CCCLXVI and CCCXXXII.
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Well that's cheered up a miserable day in Scotland, so much for spring.. I wish I hadn't cast my clout now!

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Until next time.




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