WOWO 27 April 2023

Time flies – and once again we’re presenting our popular Mug of the Month competition: a fifty-word text in any genre including two keywords, this time JUMP and NET. Nine members have accepted the challenge, and we can expect the usual difficult decision in the voting to select the proud new holder of this month’s Mug. Good luck to all contributors (from two continents and three countries!).

Everyone loves listening to a story, and we can look forward to sitting back and enjoying two new ones on Thursday, as well as a memoir on life in the 1950s, which will bring back memories for our more mature members, and might amaze those born more recently.

Four poems in four very different styles, one as Gaeilge, follow, and in between we can expect another wonderful song by Michael O’Dowd.

Congratulations to all our members for providing such a mix of genres every week!


Mug of the Month:

  • Scratching Mary Hodson
  • A Special Crime Mary Rose Tobin
  • Trans-Eadai Seamus Keogh
  • Ochón Anne Murray
  • Journey Anne McManus
  • Luna’s Man in the Moon Celia Scully
  • Winners and Losers Jutta Rosen
  • Midnight Fish James Conway
  • Olympic Flop Frank Fahy

Short Story A Fateful Meeting Elizabeth Hannon

Short Story Ennisdrum James Conway

Memoir Amazon – 1950s Style Jutta Rosen

Poem Agus mo Chraoí Briste Seamus Keogh

Poem Ceol na Mara Thomas MacMahon and Jutta Rosen

Poem In the Mercury of her Dreams James Conway

Poem Reclamation Ciara Keogh

Song My Mississippi Belle Michael O’Dowd