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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

I’ll Wait (by Sierras)

Summary:  The Cartwrights discover dangerous and unwanted company hiding out on the Ponderosa.

Rating: PG
Word Count: 7,031

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Posted in Humor Writing Challenges

Never Frighten the Cat – Little Joe’s Wardrobe Challenge (McFair_58)

Summary: Ben comes home to a comic crisis creating by who else – his youngest son!  Can he help him before the boy is buried alive? 

Word count: 1746
Rated: G

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Posted in Drama Spooky / Supernatural

Hangtown Nightmares (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Appropriate to the Halloween season, Adam has nightmares from a troubling experience he had while visiting Placerville.  It affects his relationships with his family, but the nature of the dreams means he cannot discuss them with his family and must face the issue alone.  Although there is nothing specific, there are implications of sexual behavior so this is a warning if that offends you.

Rating = R/Mature Word count = 1888

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Posted in Drama

A Simple Favor (By Missjudy)

Summary: A fellow rancher asks Adam to look in on his daughter’s family who lives in California, where Adam is about to travel with a small herd. A problem has arisen is that this daughter has fallen ill while visiting her parents in Virginia City, leaving her husband with a farm to run and two young children to care for, at the busiest time of year. While that seems easy enough, the other information Adam is given about the situation at that home, and the request being made of him, is anything but simple. What he finds on arrival changes, and the roles he must assume to get this family through the frightening times, revisits feelings he’s been contending with for some time.

Rating:  K (General)

Word Count:  32505

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Home is the Sailor #8 – A New Direction – Changes (by Krystyna)

Summary: President Grant offers Joe Cartwright a job as Head of Security in NYC. Will he take it? Hoss and Adam discover another Eden on a far flung part of the Ponderosa? What do they plan to do with it? And Ben … could this story end with his demise or not?
Rating: PG Word Count: 204,400
Home is the Sailor Series, links to the stories included within.

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Posted in Drama MA-Rated Romance Writing Challenges

The Secret (by Inca / aka Tye)

Summary:  An old friend has a favor to ask of Adam, with consequences neither of them will ever forget.

MA rated

5330 words

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Posted in Drama Humor Writing Challenges

The Laughing Stallion (by SJRCartwright)

Summary:  What happened before Ivory arose as Adam faltered while entering the waiting area of the stage station? A small smile played on her lovely lips as she approached him. As if she could read his mind, she said, “I am what I look like. I am for real. I am really a woman.”

Rating: MA – This story ventures into an area that may make some readers uncomfortable.  Though not explicit, the theme may not suit everyone.

(3,180 word)

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Posted in Poetry

You Are Not Alone (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Just a little poem from the perspective of the three mothers: Elizabeth, Inger, and Marie.

Rated: K

Word Count: 243

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Posted in What Happened Instead

Broken Ballad – The Last Gunfight (by AC1830)

Summary: What if the final gunfight that killed Ed Payson took a different turn and set the main players on different paths? A WHI for Broken Ballad. 

Rating: T, Word Count: 2676

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Posted in Writing Challenges

To Clear the Dust (by faust)

Summary: Saturday night, Adam and Hoss got stranded in an abandoned cabin, and what Adam wants most is a bath. And hadn’t Hoss just reckoned that? But there’s more at stake than just washing off road dust.

Rating: PG
Word count: 6223

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