Put the festivity back into your Festive Season with Annie Fisher on the booze, Mae Scanlan with a small but fundamental panacea, Jerome Betts and a whole lot of bull, Susan Jarvis having the run of the dessert trolley as well as the waiter, and Chris O'Carroll's nicest vice.
Plus: Alanna Blake, Geoff Lander, Leo Vincent, Gail White, D A Prince, Brendan Beary, Robert Schechter, Julie Kane, Lynn Roberts, Catherine Chandler , J Patrick Lewis and Steve Herbert.
Thankfully, I didn't make the cut this time around. I say 'thankfully' because it is refreshing to think I am included on merit, rather than because the editor owes me a pint or two.
Competition 20 is entitled In the Bath -
Over the years many of our best thoughts have disappeared down the plughole with our bathwater. Now is your chance to save some of them for posterity. Using waterproof ink and any available flat surface please compose a deathless sixteen lines max. meditation entitled Thoughts FromThe Bath.Please head your email submission Competition 20 and send it by February 12th, 2013 to -- submissions@lightenup-online .co.uk