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New Horizons Writers Group

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…

New Horizons Writers Group

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,…

New Horizons Writers’ Group – March 2015

How I Got Mine Carol Mitchell-Gears It’s every High School teen’s dream to get a driver’s license. I was one of them. This is how I got mine. My first attempt was with my school friend Sue, she had her driver’s license and couldn’t understand why I didn’t, I passed the written test. She acted…

New Horizons Writer Group – November 2014

The Best in the West Shiralee Morgen Crawley I stood in front of a rusting corrugated iron shed, looking at a drunken sign that proudly announced Bluey’s Garage, Bus Terminal, Rent-a-Car Agency and Caltex Petrol Station, underneath which someone had scrawled, “The Best in the West.” “What c’n I do fer ya luv?” asked a…

New Horizons Writers Group – October 2014

Laundry Day Bob Hirt Laundry day came at least once a week for my poor hassled mother. But she tackled that chore with a vengeance, never stopping the sorting, pre-scrubbing and finally teasing the heavy clothes through the wringer. We wore overalls back then, now referred to as jeans. But no matter what they were…