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Posted in Humor Modern Day Non-Bonanza

Return to Grace (by JC)

Summary: In this comedy from the Jack Richards/Malibu Sunset archives, Jack returns to his hometown to honor a last request. But not everyone got the memo…. (Posted in honor of Pernell Roberts’ birthday)

Rating: K         Word Count: 2605

Jack Richards Series, links to all stories are included within.

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Posted in Drama Modern Day Non-Bonanza

Reprise (by JC)

Summary: Tragedy affords a middle-aged actor a second chance at the role of a lifetime. (A Jack Richards story, Non-Bonanza)

Rating T (11,709 words)

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Posted in Writing Challenges

The Last Gift of Christmas (by JC)

Summary:  Ben gets some advice from an old friend, reminding him once more that not every gift is neatly wrapped and under the tree.

Rating:  G
Word Count:  2,325

Jacob’s Ladder Series, links to all stories included within.

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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

Jack Richards Series, links to all stories included within.

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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

More than a Memory Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Story Time (by JC)

Summary: Written for the 2018 Advent Calendar, based on the quilting prompt, Jacob’s Ladder. It’s a whale of a Christmas tale with grandchildren on the Ponderosa.

Rating: G 3,000 words

Jacob’s Ladder Series, links to all stories included within.

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