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SUMMARY: a continuation of the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story is about Adam adjusting to his role in life. Although there are skills he has that are admired by many, Adam faces situations in which he wants the skills he no longer has. His family is there to back him up until he makes the adjustment.
Rating = T Word count = 12,726
A Confederacy of Dunces series, links to all the stories within the series included.
Summary: Young Joe is drawn into a fight at school because of feelings for a girl. A prequel Bonanza Trail Riders challenge piece inspired by the song “Me and Bobby McGee” by Kris Kristofferson.
Rating: K+ WC: 940
Summary: It was just another ordinary day for Adam Cartwright, with the ordinary prospect that he would have to step in and keep his little brother out of trouble. Or was it?
Word count: 2507
SUMMARY: Early in The Julia Bulette Story is a scene where Joe walks into the house to find Ben waiting to talk with him about Julia. This story, which borrows a bit of dialogue from the episode, explores what Joe might have been thinking.
Word count: 1,150 / Rating: PG
Summary: The day a balding, middle-aged, B-movie actor became a legend in the making. (Written in the style of Lorne Greene’s Number One hit recording of “Ringo”)
Rating: G Word Count: 203
Summary: Three poems in the voice of Adam Cartwright. Publish here in honor of the March Poetry Challenge though they have been individually posted elsewhere previously.
rating: k+word count: 302
Summary: Joe, eager to find something to call his own, joins the Pony Express with Adam’s help.Aside from a passing reference to Ben’s investment in the Pony Express, this story is unrelated to the Season 7 episode “Ride the Wind” which was out of sync with history. The Pony Express existed for 18 months from April 1860 to October 1861 when Joe was 18.
Rating: T (5,700 words)
Summary: After Joe takes the sheriff position in Rubicon, Adam decides to head up there to knock some sense into him. But Ben isn’t about to let that happen. A WHIB/WHN for the episode “The Tin Badge” with a little bit if “The Honor of Cochise” thrown in for good measure.
Word Count: 1,400