Posted in Poetry

From Adam’s Pen (by DJK)

Summary: Three poems in the voice of Adam Cartwright. Publish here in honor of the March Poetry Challenge though they have been individually posted elsewhere previously.

rating: k+word count: 302

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Humor Writing Challenges

A Hot Day, a Cold Lake, and a Bare Brother (by DJK)

Summary: Little Joe recounts the tale of his encounter at the lake with a not so proper lady.

Rating: Teen for adult insinuations Word count: 1598

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Rocky Road to California (by DJK)

Summary: Written for the 2018 Advent Calendar, based on the quilting prompt, “Rocky Road to California”

Rating: G 1,540 words

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Posted in Drama Spooky / Supernatural Writing Challenges

Ole Daniel (by DJK)

Summary: Each of Ben Cartwright’s sons had a meeting with Old Daniel. Only Hoss realized the danger they faced when they did. This is my submission for the October Halloween Challenge.

rating T word count 3126

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Posted in Writing Challenges

A Skeptic, A Dreamer, and A True Believer (by DJK)

Summary: A skeptic, a dreamer, and a true believer set out on a journey to find gold.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   PG  8,890 words

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

And It Came to Pass (by DJK)

The story was written for the 2017 Advent Calendar – Day 1.

Summary:   When it comes to his family, Adam decides some things are more important than cattle and horses.

Rating:  G  – 3,750 words

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Posted in Drama Prequel Writing Challenges

The Wrath of the Wailing Widow (by DJK)

Summary: The Wailing Widow is just a local legend, but Little Joe, Mitch, and Sally Lynn may convince a certain teacher that legends do come true.

Rating: K+ Word Count: 4009

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Posted in Writing Challenges

The Banns Having Been Read (by DJK)

Summary:   Little Joe is engaged for the first time.

Rating:   T    Word Count:  8,840

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Short Stories Writing Challenges

Eavesdropping on Two Brothers (by DJK)

Summary:  This is a compilation of ten private conversations between Adam and Hoss Cartwright from childhood through adulthood showing facets of their brotherhood.

Rating: PG (references to adult themes) Word Count: 4,520

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Posted in Prequel Short Stories Writing Challenges

Ben’s Boy Little Joe (by DJK)

Summary:  Six vignettes and a poem giving glimpses of Ben Cartwright’s youngest.

Rating: General   Word count: 2,412

Ben’s Boys Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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