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Writers talent in Kingaroy

BACK TO SCHOOL: Looks like a classroom but members of Kingaroy Writers Association met for a workshop today, from left, Eric Munday, John Tully, Doug Hutcheson and Rosie Temple. Photo Rose Hamilton-Barr/ South Burnett Times
BACK TO SCHOOL: Looks like a classroom but members of Kingaroy Writers Association met for a workshop today, from left, Eric Munday, John Tully, Doug Hutcheson and Rosie Temple. Photo Rose Hamilton-Barr/ South Burnett Times Rose Hamilton-Barr

IF KIDS only knew what the older generation got up to when they were younger they'd be amazed.

Every young boy would dream to be part of the story read by Kingaroy Writer's Association member John Tully at their monthly workshop today.

Called 'The Risk Gene' the story began with the difference between rules and regulations of today compared to the more relaxed standards of the past.

And the theme for the month was "I have a better idea" and members all took turns reading their 1200 word short stories.

The Risk Gene is a true account of boys growing up on rural properties and how explosives and firearms were unregistered and always in supply.

"Knowledge of how to use explosives was just a skill used as part of station work," Mr Tully said.

In the story the risk gene was said to have been inherited from the boys' fathers.

"(They) certainly didn't hear it from their mothers," he said.

According to Mr Tully by the time you've blown up a dozen trees the novelty wears off.

Members congratulated Mr Tully on his story and have set the theme for January to be a Christmas story.

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