Posted in Drama Family

The Town Hero (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: A grateful Virginia City wants to both reward and exploit Little Joe’s valiant defense of the town, but Adam fears his young brother may be unable to handle his sudden newfound fame.  Written for BoNaNo 2021. Rating: K+ Word count: 13, 175

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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright Writing Challenges

A Peculiar Penance (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: While serving a self-imposed sentence in the barn on Christmas Eve, Little Joe learns a lesson in the forgiveness that lies at the heart of Christmas.
Written for day 20 of the 2021 Advent Calendar.
Rating: G
Word Count: 1903

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Posted in Drama Family Prequel Writing Challenges

Orange You Glad It’s Christmas (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  It was a simple request and one that could not be granted due to circumstance beyond their control.  Or could it?

Rating:  G  6,880 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanz Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Family Writing Challenges

Epidemic (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  A silent killer stalks the streets of Virginia City, and all Ben Cartwright’s sons are at risk.

Rating:  K
Word Count:  14,210

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Posted in Brothers Drama

East, West: Home’s Best–The Journey Home (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: As they return from Boston, Adam and Joe Cartwright plan to defer resolving their differences until they reach home, but that’s going to be a lot longer and harder journey than they could ever imagine.
Rating: K
Word Count: 49,640 words
East, West: Home’s Best Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Adam / Joe Drama Writing Challenges

East, West: Home’s Best–The Westerners (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: To help Adam’s friend George, Little Joe has impulsively boarded a ship for Boston. Now it’s up to Adam to chase him down and bring him home.
Rating: K (97,504 words)
Links to the stories in this series are included within.

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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright Writing Challenges

The Ghost of Christmas (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: Lost, both literally and in the wanderings of his fevered mind, Little Joe encounters a ghostly presence (or is it?) and fears he’s in for a visitation like that of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Rating: G
Word Count: 3,800

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Scarlet Ribbons (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: Written for the 2018 Advent Calendar, based on the quilting prompt, Scarlet Ribbons. When a color truly matters.

Rating: G 5,935 words

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Posted in What Happened Next/Later

Three Little Words (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: A Tiny WHN for “A House Divided”  Surely, the brothers had more to say to one another than what we heard at the lake.  Perhaps just three little words?

Rating: K

Word Count: 705

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Together in Darkness (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  Written for the 2018 Missing Man Challenge.  I have always felt that the drama of “To Die in Darkness” would have been intensified if Ben had experienced its situation with a son, rather than with Candy, much as I like him.  This challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to explore that idea.

Rated:  K+ Word Count:  14,833

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