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From Ashes (by PSW)

Summary: Healing is hard, and takes its own path. A post-Hoss, post-Alice story.

Rating: K+   Word Count: 23,500

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The Quiet of Christmas (by PSW)

Summary:  The quiet of Christmas comes through loud and clear for one member of the family.

Rating:  G
Word Count:  300

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Posted in Short Stories Writing Challenges

The Christmas Poem (by PSW)

Summary: Ben, Adam, and Hoss find out there’s a lot more behind getting just the right Christmas present for Pa.

Rating: G
Word Count: 810

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Bright Hopes (by PSW)

Summary: Written for the 2018 Advent Calendar, based on the quilting prompt, Bright Hopes. Can anyone stand up to expectations?

Rating: G 2,620 words

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The Dead of Night (by PSW)

Summary: Little Joe has an unsettling night.  Written for the October 15 Pinecone challenge, and expanded a bit for the Halloween Challenge.

Rating: G  Word Count: 633

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joe, jamie
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Only Fifteen (by PSW)

Summary: A short WHN for ‘He Was Only Seven’ — a moment on the way back home.

Rating: G  Word Count: 1863

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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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Without You (by PSW)

Summary: The brothers share a bittersweet day.  Written for the July 15 Pinecone Challenge and (very slightly) expanded for inclusion here.  Prompt/lyrics: God only knows what I’d be without you. (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)

Rating: K   WC: 576

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Meeting Family (by PSW)

Summary: Jamie meets another adopted member of the Cartwright clan.  Originally written for the March 2017 Pinecone challenge, and expanded for inclusion here.  Prompt: Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. (Kris Kristofferson)

Rating: G  Word Count: 1232

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Brother to Brother . . . to Brother . . . to Brother (by PSW)

Summary: Joe gets a chance to practice his own ‘big brother’ skills.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K  6,220 words

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