An Unspeakable Dawn (by mcfair_58)

Summary: It has been five years since Joe Cartwright took Bella Carnaby as his wife and nearly twenty since he first met Rosey O’Rourke – a woman he knows his father loves, but one that life and time has conspired to keep away from the Ponderosa. A new threat and an old enemy appear to threaten the Cartwrights – will the end of their collective tale be joy, or tragedy?

81,360 words

Rated PG-13 for western violence and brutality and mild adult language

Author’s Note:  This story will make more sense if the reader is familiar with both Wet Bottoms, Warm Heart series (Bella Carnaby) and Blood and Bread (Rosey O’Rourke) series.

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Memories (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: Expanding on four pinecones, I put together a story that takes place after Hoss has died although much of the story features Hoss in memories Ben has before the story switches to the time immediately after his death. Although that sounds quite sad, the end result is to try to take something of great sorrow and find the silver lining in that dark cloud.

Rating = T Word count = 3597

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Though She Be But Little (by mcfair_58)

Summary: A slight mishap brings the old Indian blanket that hangs on the stair rail to Joe Cartwright’s attention.  His questions bring odd looks and just a little bit of pain. When his Pa breaks down and tells him the story of how the blanket came to be there and what it means, Joe realizes he will never look at his mother the same way again.

Rated PG-13

Word count: 17,653

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Adam’s Last Days (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: for the October challenge to write an out of this world story. Adam is suffering from a mysterious malady, and his days are growing short. Hoss gives Joe a clue to solve the mystery, but what Joe discovers is a horror. Most appropriate for the Halloween season.

rating = T word count = 1438

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Gusty Gumption (by PSW)

Summary: A little vignette following (at some point later) the events of ‘A Dime’s Worth of Glory’. Written for the Sept 1 Pinecone challenge and expanded for inclusion here. Prompt: Whisky for my men, beer for my horses (by Scott Emerich/Toby Keith).  Contains phrases from both the song and the episode throughout.

Rating: G  Word Count: 628

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