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May 2019

"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 the consequences!

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 really cares?

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!

it says "stories"

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.
read this!


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.
read this!


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..
read this!


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?
read this!


it says "poems"

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
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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!
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Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal is from West Covina, California and is another new contributor. His charming poems are A Bird’s Life - The Butcher Can Just Stay Home - The Sweet Songs - I Let You and Words Have Meaning.. They certainly do.
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Gary Beck is our last contributor this month and he has sent some more poems from "Fractional Disorder" his unpublished collection that examines the anomalies, frequently unnoticed, that confound us.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.
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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 Amazon.

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Until we meet again.




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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.

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