WOWO 12 January 2023

Happy New Year to all members, supporters and guests! We’re looking forward to lots of new writing; our opening session for this year shows promise of this wish being fulfilled.

Several members are engaged in writing a novel, and this is reflected in our programme for coming Thursday, when we hope to look at synopses, while writers will report on their work so far. A stimulating discussion may be expected! We especially welcome a new member, Carmel Leydon, who is also working on a novel.

This session includes short stories by Frank Fahy, as well as poems by Brian Ferguson and James Conway, which are always well received.

Finally, a Flash Fiction Challenge for all members is a novelty which will surely find lively resonance.

And not to forget our Mug of the Month competition: a maximum of fifty words of text – prose or poetry – including the two key words, which this month are BOLT and CLUTCH. Closing date for sending to Anne Murray ( is 22 January.

Have an enjoyable evening, everyone!


Novel The Family – Prologue Carmel Leydon

Novel: A Normal Couple. Jutta Rosen

Short Story Modern Dating Joyce Butcher

Short Story Peppi and the Tuba Frank Fahy

Poem To be named Seamus Keogh

Poem The Marathon Brian Ferguson

Poem Father Browne James Conway

Poem We Remember Brian Ferguson

Flash Fiction Challenge – The Letter (250 words) All Members

Description Write-On Challenge All Members

Discussion Work in Progress – Novels All Members