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Updated Guidelines

The Bonanza Brand Fanfiction Guidelines have been updated.  The Brandsters request all members and guests read and follow.  To read, click the ‘Brand Guidelines’ tab above the banner picture. If anything is unclear, please let us know.

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Regret (by VCLS)

Summary: A newcomer to Virginia City talks the Cartwrights into a decision they wish they’d never made.

Rated: K+
Word count: 13,184

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Shadows and Fears (by VCLS)

Summary: As the Cartwright brothers and Candy travel home from Sacramento in the summer of 1862, the journey takes an unexpected, and possibly deadly, twist, leaving Ben worried, with no idea what kind of mess they’re tangled in, who the enemy is, or what is wanted.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 14,800

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Posted in Action/Adventure Writing Challenges

Stagecoach (by VCLS)

Summary: A call for help and a stagecoach ride into trouble, brings danger for the Cartwright brothers.

Rated: T WC 17,185

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The Real Hero (by purplewriter333)

The story was written for the 2017 Advent Calendar – Day 11
Summary: An unfortunate rite of passage.
Rating: G (1,790 words)

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Christmas in July (by Truthwriter)

This story was written for the 2017 Advent Calendar – Day 7
Summary: This piece is based on a reference from the Season One episode, “The Avenger”.
Rating: T (555 words)

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Family (by Conny1971)

Summary: A Christmas Greeting.

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I’ve Been Waiting for Christmas by Tsti

Summary: A Christmas Greeting in Pictures

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Humor Hurt/Comfort Missing Scene Mystery Romance Short Stories What Happened Before What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

Little Bit Challenge – 2015

Summary: During the last quarter of 2015, members in the Brand Forums were challenged to write vignettes for all the Bonanza episodes. Members could submit as many Little Bits for as many episodes as they were inspired to write. Multiple members could submit Little Bits for the same episode. The hardest part of the challenge was to write the vignette in exactly 100 or 200 words.
Some Little Bits are dramatic while others are humorous. The submitting member is identified after each Little Bit. 132 Little Bits have been submitted to date and are listed in episode order.

Rating: K (16,000+ words)

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The Black Wreath (by VCLS)

Summary:  Joe returns to the Ponderosa after a short trip only to find no one home and a black wreath on the door.  What could have happened?  Read on . . . .

Rated:  T  WC  11,300

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