WOWO 26 January 2023

Thursday will bring this year’s first Mug of the Month competition, with no less than eleven entries. The key words BOLT and CLUTCH have inspired a wide variety of texts, and we can anticipate a close contest to find Mugsy’s new home for the coming four weeks. With contestants from three different countries – Ireland, Germany and the USA – as well as different locations in Ireland, Mugsy might have to pack his bags and take to the road again!

Two short stories and three poems are also scheduled. This time our participants are located in Ireland and Australia, a wonderful reflection of how international our Zoom group has become.

Have an enjoyable evening, everyone!


Mug of the Month:

  • A Bolt of Thunder James Conway
  • Blue Lights Seamus Keogh
  • Chickens Anne MacManus
  • Hinny Jutta Rosen
  • Driving Test Frank Fahy
  • Escape Celia Scully
  • Hold Up Anne Murray
  • Mini Morris Mary Hodson
  • Remnants Carmel Leydon
  • The Date Elizabeth Hannon
  • The Lottery Mary Rose Tobin

Short Story Modern Dating Joyce Butler

Short Story Big Brother Frank Fahy

Poem Ukraine Seamus Keogh

Poem We Remember (Revised) Brian Ferguson

Poem Molly the Menace Kathleen Phelan