Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

A Christmas Wish (by patina)

A Christmas Wish was included in the 2016 Advent Calendar Collection.  Click ‘Comments’ or “Leave a Comment” above to leave comments for the author.  Or click Read More … below for a link to the story.

Summary:  A moment in time, and a wish she could be more.

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Posted in Drama Prequel

A Gift Horse (by Patina)

Summary: 4th story in the Battle of Wills series.  Ben announces at supper that he is going to buy a horse for Marie. Adam becomes unhappy because Ben had promised to buy him a horse before leaving for New Orleans. Will this situation cause another rift between Marie and Adam?

Rated K Word Count=3059

The Battle of Wills series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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Posted in Drama Prequel

A Glimpse into the Future (by Patina)

Rated K+

Word Count=4115

Summary: After telling four year old Little Joe about the balls held during Mardi Gras, Marie dreams of a dance held in the future. How has life turned out for the Cartwrights? Did Adam, Hoss, and Joe turn out to be the men we know?

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Posted in What Happened Instead

A Hatful of Guilt (by Patina)

Word Count=10,784

Summary: A WHN for the episode No Less A Man. Roy resigns as sheriff when he believes the Virginia City Town Council thinks he can’t do his job. Now Adam is the only lawman and he has to prepare for the possible arrival of the Wagner Gang.

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A Little Excitement Goes A Long Way (by pantina)

Summary:   There’s never a dull moment with Little Joe around.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+  2,700 words

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Posted in Prequel

A Man Named Missouri (by Patina)

Rated K

Word Count=2672

Summary: Ben has hired a new hand to help with the branding. Is there more to him than meets the eye?

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Posted in Prequel

A Mouthful of Regret (by Patina)

Summary: It’s roundup time for the Cartwrights. Heated words are exchanged between Adam and Joe as they search for steers. A bear attack, though, changes everything.

Rated T Word Count=6472

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Posted in Drama Prequel

A New Pattern (by Patina)

Summary: 8th story in The Battle of Wills series.  The Cartwrights go into town so Marie can order baby furniture and Adam can get a haircut. Hoss goes shopping with Marie and, while in the store, he overhears her conversation with two elderly ladies about food cravings and whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. Which of course leads to questions.

Rated K+    Word Count=4384

The Battle of Wills series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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Posted in Humor Prequel

A New Year, A New Resolution (by Patina)

Rated K

Word Count=4509

Summary: Joe makes a resolution to stay out of trouble. Hoss and Adam are determined to help him break it. How long can Joe last?

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

A Place to Call Home (by Patina)

Rating: K+

Word Count=5568

Summary: WHN for Return to Honor. Will Cartwright adjusts to life on the Ponderosa.

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