WOWO – Thursday, 9 March 2023

In recent sessions, discussions on the theory of writing have proved profitable and popular in our group. After ‘Story Endings’ and ‘Characterisation’, this time we’re examining the structure of short stories.

We have several poetry submissions this week: A new poem by talented Seamus Keogh is always a special event, and we look forward to this week’s entry. Thomas MacMahon is a returning member after a long break – welcome back, Thomas, we’ve missed your gentle poems. Carmel NÍ Shúilleabheán is a gifted new member whom we hope to see personally this week. Elizabeth Hannon’s poem is not new, but a wonderful celebration of the passing seasons that speaks to everyone.

Similarly, the short stories are also revivals of past contributions, which can all stand up to a new reading, and will be enjoyed by new members who joined after they were first read.

Finally, there is still space for new contributions!

And not to forget the new Mug of the Month challenge: the key words this time are BOX and RING, and the closing date for the 50 word entry is March 26. Send your text to

Have an enjoyable and stimulating evening, everyone!


Discussion The Three-Act Story Structure Open to All Members

Poem Laughter Thomas MacMahon

Poem Hand of Hope Thomas MacMahon

Poem The Passing Year Elizabeth Hannon

Poem Daft Illusion Seamus Keogh

Poem Beauty Carmel Ní Shúilleabheán

Short Story The Redbridge Show Mary Rose Tobin

Short Story A Day for Red Anne McManus

Short Story A Fateful Meeting Elizabeth Hannon

Other Items Still time to submit more articles Open to all members