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Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Little Old Decrepit Lady Ruby Regina Witcraft Yes, that could be me! Much as I refuse the title, there are signs. Loss of hearing, dim eyesight, creaking bones, forgetfulness, balance, etc. However, I refuse to shuffle or stoop and try to walk very energetically as if I were 17 again. We all know that in…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Fear in the water Bob Hirt Our old black Buick careened down the steep gravel wash toward the water’s edge of my family’s favorite swimming place. Burden Lake is a small lake in the back reaches of Rensselaer County in the Hudson Valley of New York State. It seems like very few people know or…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

A Witchcraft Fourth of July Ruby Regina Witcraft My experience with fireworks was very limited as a child to watching my brother explode everything in sight. My mother’s prize roses, the door mat, the neighbor’s, cat if he could have caught it so I was happy with my sparklers. Daddy bought me 12 one day…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Developments Phyllis Oliver First she laughed and then she cried out loud and didn’t care who overheard her at the grocery store! She finally had won and although it would amount to only a few thousand dollars? It was a sight more than she had now for spending money? How could she not have checked…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Grandfather Clock Bob Hirt Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock. Our shiny grandfather clock. It sits quietly in its corner, keeping time, yet it knows not at all of time, nor place, from where it came and where it finally goes. It sits there without opinion, without thought, without destination, without a dream to own. It merely exists. Yet…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

The Merry-Go-Round Lois Grotewold As she walked into the children’s hospital ward, the children who saw her thought she must be an angel. She was beautiful, dressed all in pink, a lovely dress made out of some kind of flowing material that fluttered as she walked. She stopped beside Nanette’s bed. “Hello, Nanette. I’m from…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Fisherman’s Legacy Jeri Holcombe Ragan Out in the bay the sun sequins the water as pristine sails glide past on lazy journeys, in white, unsullied beauty. Idyllic vision as sunrays illuminate jutting rocks where the seals come seeking heat. Until seal pup raises pain-filled eyes to reveal the bloody necklace he did not choose to…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

  The Oddball Dick Nelsen I guess no one noticed him enter the Sanctuary on that beautiful Easter morning. The old staid downtown church was festooned with flowers, beautiful lilies virtually covered the front of the church. People had arrived early as they usually did on Easter Sunday to get a good seat. Ushers had…

Interested in writing?

Bob Hirt If you enjoy writing and feel that you want to share your skills, enjoy light banter and camaraderie and the willingness to be open to discussion and critique, why not come to our monthly New Horizons Writers Group meetings. There are no dues; just a commitment to attend meetings with regularity and purpose.…

Sun Lakes Writers’ Group

Free Stuff Jacqueline M. Ruffino-Platt Did you ever stop and think of all the Free Stuff you receive and enjoy every day. Look up at this instant and see the beautiful sky above you, the blue sky, the white clouds. The air we breathe, the wind that brushes against our skin as we scurry about each…