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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Prequel

The Twelve-Year-Old Gunman (by BettyHT)

Summary:  How do you get a sixteen-year-old son or a younger brother to be careful with their first pistol?  You tell them the story of the oldest son and brother and his first pistol to teach them as well as make them willing to follow the rules. Written on another site as a challenge  to use cowboy lingo in a story; definitions are at the end of the story.
Rating: PG    Word count: 6,749

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Romance

Adrielle (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Adam is living and working in Paris during the World Exhibition of 1867. He meets a young flower vendor and is immediately smitten. The story is based on the Louis Marie De Schryver painting, La Rue Du Havre. A serial writing challenge done in short chapters. The chapter titles are in alphabetical order. A prequel to For The Love Of Maggie.

Rating: T WC:34378

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Equinox .(by Krystyna)

Summary: The Cartwrights face an unseen enemy who is preying upon the young women of Virginia City .. can it possibly be the man Adam suspects?

Rating: T (164,625 words)

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Posted in Action/Adventure Crossover Drama Hurt/Comfort

The Empty Casket (by Missjudy)

Summary: The final story of the trilogy of stories:  Trial of Jessica Hardy, Buried Alive, and now, The Empty Casket.  The first two stories told of Adam’s disappearance after being taken as a hostage by a woman bank robber, and then his return after months spent drugged in a mental hospital. When Buried Alive ended, Adam had left Carson City following a frosty reunion with his family that had left him feeling that for everyone’s sake, he should have died as Jessica Hardy, AKA Leslie Richter, meant for him to do.  This story picks up in San Francisco, where he has gone, hoping to find something about himself that is worth saving.  He meets someone who just might understand what he’s feeling, and recognize what he’s planning to do. Can this other “man in black” save Adam from himself? 

Rating: K+

Word Count: 28,000

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Posted in Writing Challenges

2021 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament

The winner of the 2021 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament Stories was Questfan!!! All stories have now been attributed to their authors and can be accessed via the links below. Words/phrases were assigned to a standard 52-card deck. Participants in the tournament were dealt five…

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Posted in Drama Humor Short Stories

The Author (by Arien)

Summary:  While working on her latest story, an author gets a surprise visit.
Rating:  K+
Word Count:  778

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adam, ben
Posted in Adam/Pa Humor

No Man Wants to Be Bossed (by Robin)

Summary:  An excerpt from “Frozen in Time.”
Rating:  K+ Word Count:  2907

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Posted in Adam Cartwright What Happened Instead

My Boy (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: My boy was late. He was never late. A different POV for the episode “Elizabeth, My Love”.

Rating: K

Word Count: 1,057

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Hurt/Comfort

The Protector II – The Solitaire’s Song (by Sierra Girl)

Summary: It’s been a year since Adam returned to the Ponderosa together with a 12-year old girl that he rescued on his journey. Life is good, but troubles don’t stay away for long. Not only does an old acquaintance cause trouble for Adam, but the presence of Clara’s father still lingers like a black cloud. This is the sequel to ‘The Protector’ but can be read as a stand-alone story.

Rated: K+  (64,572 words)

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Posted in Humor Writing Challenges

Cunning Beavers (by wx4rmk)

Summary: The Cartwrights have to work to devise a plan to outsmart some crafty beavers who are causing mayhem on the Ponderosa.

Rating: K / Word Count: 1843

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