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Posted in Family Humor

Scavenger Hunt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe has a plan to bring some excitement into a dull winter but Joe’s plans have a way of bringing unintended consequences.  Nothing new there but again the family has something to say about what happens.
Rating:  PG   Word Count:  2,506
Winter Tales Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright What Happened Next/Later

Something to Prove (by Andrina)

Summary: After having a fall out with his friend Mitch, Joe has trouble finding a way to make things right. WHN to the episode “Between Heaven and Earth”.

Rating: K+
Word Count: 2281

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Drama Prequel

His Father’s Arms (by mcfair_58)

Summary: Written in honor of Lorne Green’s birthday, 2021.  A stand-off at the bank reveals what’s truly important to Ben Cartwright.

Rated: PG

Word count: 4088

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Posted in Prequel

The Cold Isn’t All Bad (by wx4rmk)

Summary: Cold temperatures on the Ponderosa can be downright miserable especially when it lasts for weeks. With everyone becoming restless, Adam comes up with a creative and fun activity to combat cabin fever.

Rating: K / Word Count: 1343

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Posted in Drama

Loss (by Bakerj)

Summary: A Cartwright is married, but the conjugal bond brings challenges and heartache for the whole family.

Rated:  R (Adult situations)          Word Count:  45,318

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Joe Cartwright Short Stories What Happened Instead What Happened Next/Later

Please Don’t Go (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: “I’d never thought much about my own death, but on the rare occasions that I did, I’d always imagined I’d be surrounded by my family when my time came. Now, as I watched Hoss ride away, I knew I wouldn’t even be afforded that luxury.” An extended/AU scene from the episode “Second Chance” Joe’s POV.

Rated: T (for mild language)
Word Count: 920

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Drama Romance Spooky / Supernatural What Happened Next/Later

Marie, Once More (by pjb)

Synopsis: Be careful what you wish for. A What Happened Later for Marie, My Love.

Rating: PG-13 (mild sexual content)

Word count: 5,275

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Posted in What Happened Next/Later

A Gift that Grows (by AC1830)

Summary – Marty Johnson is spunky, talented, and a dreamer. After attending art school in San Francisco, she returns home to her grandfather who is now living in Virginia City. These are two short WHN stories for The Way Station.

In Chasing Rainbows – Marty settles into her new home, and has a new dream. Will this one come true, too, or is it just another elusive rainbow?

In The Art of Life – Someone is leaving anonymous gifts around Virginia City and Adam Cartwright’s curiosity is piqued to discover who and why.

Rating: K
Word Count: 10,814

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

I Think of You (by SJRCartwright)

Summary:  Remembering the family gathering together to open their gifts on Christmas morning.

Rating:  G  600 Words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

A Book: A Gift of Reading (by fanofoldTVshows)

Summary:  A box of gifts arrives with a sender that intrigues the Cartwrights.

Rating:  G  1,609 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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