Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Humor Prequel

A True Cartwright (by freyakendra)

Summary:  The Ponderosa sets the stage for a kangaroo court that puts Ben on trial and puts a pubescent Joe through a whole lot of trouble.

Rated:  T Word Count: 14,000

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The Handkerchief (by freyakendra)

Summary: Caught in a mudslide, Little Joe’s survival might just depend on a lacy handkerchief.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+  1,675 words

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The Razor’s Edge [aka A Close Shave] (by freyakendra)

Summary:  At thirteen, Joe decides to practice shaving, only to discover that growing up isn’t just about growing whiskers. (This story introduces an OC named Jackson Cooper, aka Coop.)

 (Word Count: 4500; Rating: K)

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A Proper Friend (by Freyakendra)

Summary:  For the good folks of Virginia City, Roy Coffee is a darned good sheriff. For the Cartwrights, he is also a proper friend, as he proves to himself when his job intermixes with a tragic event on the Ponderosa.

(Word Count: 2400; Rating: K)

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Next/Later

Six Feet Deep (by freyakendra)

Summary:  For a brief moment in time, Amy’s death brought Little Joe and Luther Bishop together. But when the moment ended and Luther realized he had nothing left to lose, burying the hatchet with Ben Cartwright took on a new level of meaning.

A What Happened Next Story for The Truckee Strip.

Rating:  K+  (6,855 words)

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

The Decklin Principle (by freyakendra)

Summary: When Adam’s favorite professor pays him a visit, another visitor hides in the shadows, intent on proving a skewed theory about savagery.

(Rated: T, Word count: 27,000)

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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (by freyakendra)

Summary: On a quiet night after a rough afternoon that could have taken their little brother from them, Hoss and Adam ponder Joe’s instincts and … athleticism.

Rated: K   Word Count: 1,846 

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The Fire Inside (by freyakendra)

Summary: A surprise assault on the Ponderosa tests twelve-year-old Little Joe’s mettle, and proves he truly is his father’s son.

Word count: 4,470. Rating: T

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Devil’s Dust (by freyakendra)

Summary: A man of God who lacks true faith heads into the desert on a quest for miracles — catching the Cartwright brothers in his flawed pilgrimage.

Word count: 22,000. Rating: T.

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Posted in Humor Writing Challenges

Viva la Brothers! (by freyakendra)

Summary: After a night of brotherly bonding is complicated by a group of distrustful vaqueros and a jug of pulque, the morning after — two days later — opens Adam’s eyes to a whole new dimension in his relationship with Little Joe.

Word Count: 4351 Rating: T

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