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New Horizons Writers’ Group

A Mount St. Helens Mis-Adventure Bob Hirt We were just embarking on a trip toward the Mount St. Helens, Washington, volcanic site after many years of hearing stories about how very tragic that fateful day, May 18, 1980, was. We had also read about how an old man, a Mr. Harry Truman (not the deceased…

Sun Lakes resident publishes second book

  Bob Hirt, a retired veterinarian and a twenty-year resident of Sun Lakes, has enjoyed writing stories for several years. Some of his stories appear regularly in the Splash. They occasionally relate to his veterinary career, as well as to his travel and work experiences. Still, others are memoirs of his life as a youngster…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Billy the Kid Bob Hirt It seems that when there are animals on a farm there are always issues to contend with, be it dairy cows, chickens, pigs and horses. Then, of course there are the odd-ball, uniquely different animals such as goats. The IQ, the intelligence quotient, of goats is considered very high…

New Horizon’s Writers’ Group

Skeletons Sandy Ilsen The child stood in front of the bookcase, fascinated, aching to open the books and see if they had any pictures. She ran her fingers gingerly over the leather binders and gold embossed printing. “Sandra, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times, you’re not to touch those books.”…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Santa Claus’ Failure Bob Hirt We had a neighbor back east who bordered on what might commonly be called “a weirdo” or maybe more succinctly, “a crackpot.” He was a nice enough fellow when he stopped by to chat, always coming with a joke that was either corny or didn’t have a “punch line.”…