The Meath Writers' Circle held their first meeting of the year last night with about nine in attendance and with our somewhat delayed Christmas party that will follow tonight. Our magazine sales have tapered off at over four hundred sold and maybe or perhaps we'll even get that up to another twenty or so but time to be thinking of the year ahead. Another project agreed on last night was a poetry competition for primary schools but more on that to follow later. The night ended off with a few poems and perhaps one of the best short stories I've heard in years. Just be careful what you pick up off the road.