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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)
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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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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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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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The Power of Words (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  While sitting in jail, Adam Cartwright ponders the potency of words.

Rating: K+

Word Count:  1,203

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A Diamond in the Desert (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: Hoss isn’t sure whether Little Joe’s latest get-rich-quick scheme will leave him rich beyond his boldest dreams or dead in the desert.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+  24,400 words

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Posted in Drama Prequel Writing Challenges

A Performance to Remember (by Puchi Ann)

This story was written for the 2017 Advent Calendar – Day 16

Summary:  The citizens of Virginia City are treated to The Nativity Play, with the Cartwrights having prominent parts in the production.

Rating:  G  4,000 words

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Posted in Drama Humor Spooky / Supernatural Writing Challenges

The Great Baby Switch (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  Bored boys, left to their own devices, can come up with wild ways of passing the time, and when the bored boys are Little Joe Cartwright and his friends, Virginia City is in for quite a fright. 

Rating: K Words: 5,068

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A Dish Best Served (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  The course of true love rarely runs smoothly for any Cartwright, especially when a vindictive father and son are determined to punish the one they hold responsible for their personal tragedy.

Rated:  T   Word Count:  70,950

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