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New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Character Building Bob Hirt On a trip to Colorado Springs to visit grandkids and friends we ran into an old friend, Johnny Schmitt, from back East. John is 84 years old now and in good health. In fact, of his 12 siblings, mostly boys, and all but one still living, 10 still reside in…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Those Clever Immigrants Bob Hirt Back East many years ago a tornado swept through the northern Hudson Valley of New York State wreaking havoc on buildings and field crops as well as causing several deaths in our county. We lost two huge barns as well as a silo in that tornado along with some…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

  Interest piqued? Sun Lakes New Horizons Writers Group is accepting new members who have a desire to write and share fiction, poetry or non-fiction with other committed writers and will commit to once or twice monthly meetings. We have a reserved space in the quiet environment of the Oakwood Library. Our meetings are on…

A New Horizons Writers’ Group

  A Mind of Her Own Bob Hirt We had been traveling by van for several years from Arizona to Western New York, our original home, a distance of some 2200 miles. It is a daunting trip and usually takes between four and five days. Things were a little different this year. We got our…

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.”…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

 AARP Romance Ruby Regina Witcraft They met, alone, in the darkened kitchen of their home while soft jazz was playing in the other room. Passion has no meeting place boundaries as their eyes met. She had visions of him sweeping the bowl off of the dining room table and laying her gently down on the…