Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Writing Challenges

Interval (by JC)

Summary:  What is it like, being a Cartwright daughter?  Only one person could tell you, and it might not be what you think. Chronologically, this story takes place shortly after Winter of Discontent and is an expansion of a recent Pine Cone Challenge bit posted in the forum, the prompt being “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.” (Part of the Ties That Bind series, links to other stories included)

Rating: T    (2,093 words)

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Posted in Humor Modern Day Poetry

Becoming Ben Cartwright, aka The Ballad of Lorne Greene (by JC)

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

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Posted in Poetry Post Timeline Romance Writing Challenges

To the One — A Poem by Adam Cartwright (By JC)

My entry for the World Poetry Day (March 21) Challenge — A poem by Adam Cartwright. 
Summary: The choices a man makes in his youth may be called into question over time.

Rating K   221 words

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Posted in Modern Day Non-Bonanza Romance Short Stories

When Your True Lover Comes Your Way (by JC)

Summary: It’s another Wednesday, another “western of the week” for a young actor still looking for his big break. But a man’s luck can change when he least expects it. (A Jack Richards story for Valentine’s Day )

Rating: G 713 words

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Winter of Discontent (by JC)

Summary:  An early snow and bitter cold has Ben Cartwright feeling his age, but there is more than just the dreary season behind his winter woes. (Set in the Ties That Bind universe but can be read alone)

Rating  T    6842 words

Links to other stories in the series are included

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Posted in Crossover Drama Romance What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

Convergence (by JC)

Summary:  Three years ago Adam left the Ponderosa for parts unknown, and now Ben finally gets the news he has been praying for – his firstborn is coming home. However, an unexpected reunion in Stockton isn’t the only surprise fate has in store for the Cartwrights. (A Bonanza/Big Valley crossover story and sequel to More Than a Memory)

Rating: T 35,257 words

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Jacob’s Ladder aka Storytime (by JC)

Readers, Please use this posting to leave a comment for JC for her 2018 Advent Contribution: Jacob’s Ladder aka Storytime Return turn to the 2018…

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Posted in Non-Bonanza

Right is the Third Left (by JC)

Summary: He may be retired, but to his fans Jack Richards will always be Alex Carver, the most drop dead gorgeous cowboy to ever roam the Badlands…

Rating K  (2583 words)

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Posted in Poetry Romance Writing Challenges

Love For A Moment (by JC)

Summary: Love comes unexpectedly to Hoss Cartwright, leaving a bittersweet memory. A poem inspired by “The Newcomers” (Season One) written by Thomas Thompson.  (Written for the World Poetry Day 2018 Challenge)

Rating: G  (168 words)

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort

Gently, Full of Grace (by JC)

Summary:  Two Cartwright lives take a tragic turn during a trip abroad.  Will they ever be able to go home again? (Part of the Ties That Bind AU series)

Rating: K+  (4372 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories of this series included.

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