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New Horizons Writers’ Group

Captain Twilight Roy Parfitt The escalator is a masterpiece of art and engineering, combining stainless steel, titanium and carbon fiber. It moves upward at a smooth, rapid pace. Hank Mckenzie looks up expectantly as he approaches the hatch, looking not unlike a trap door. He presses a button on the left side of the band…

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Frannie Bob Hirt That small white wooden cross stands along the side of the road amongst the rocks in the middle of nowhere, visible to every soul that passes by daily each likely wondering with a touch of sadness—what happened on that fateful night? That cross seems to say so much and yet so little.…

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Bob Hirt If you enjoy writing and reading your stories but want to be in a small group of eight to ten and enjoy camaraderie and good humored exchange, chatter, ideas, etc. maybe we are the group for you. We meet once monthly. We encourage critiquing. We limit readers to 10 minutes each. Original works…

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Rollin’ Along with Steam Bob Hirt My wife had just heard the familiar “whoo-whoo” of the locomotive from our kitchen as the train rolled into town on a Sunday afternoon. The Attica Railroad, now a familiar tourist train with its bright orange engine and three passenger cars had just returned from its distant terminus some…

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Bob Hirt If you enjoy writing and reading your stories but want to be in a small group of 8-10, enjoy camaraderie and good-humored exchange, chatter, ideas, etc., maybe we are the group for you. The New Horizons Writers’ Group meets once monthly. We encourage critiquing. We limit readers to 10 minutes each. Original works…

New Horizons Writers Group

Homeless and Unhappy Bob Hirt In most dairy herds it has become standard practice to remove the horns of cattle to prevent disfiguring fighting, the loss of an eye or other injuries, or even bullying of their peers. One can easily picture a Texas Longhorn species goring a victim by the feed trough just to…

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In-utero or ex-utero? Bob Hirt The surprising jangle of my telephone pulled me from a good book I was reading. It was 7:30 p.m. on a February night in rural New York state. In a country veterinary practice one gets fairly accustomed to this but it never sits well to be out after dinner hour.…

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Bees, Bees: Holy Smoke! Bob Hirt My Dad, a dairy farmer, was the consummate beekeeper. It always appeared to us kids that he was in his total heaven working the occasional Sunday afternoon in his various bee yards in the area’s farming community. Of course, farmers were happy to have well-managed honeybees on their property…

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Fame from out in the sticks Bob Hirt We all know the famous face of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, a man known to this very day for his integrity, for his rise from poverty to becoming a learned scholar. Who doesn’t respect the rags to riches phenomenon that brings admiration to those who choose…

New Horizons Writers Group – April 2015

Dogs, a pain…in the heart Bob Hirt My wife and I have no particular thought as to why we chose a black Labrador Retriever as our family pet. There are so many smaller “Benji-type” dogs out there that are adorable, easily cuddled, eat less and don’t knock the chinaware off the table with their big,…