Posted in Short Stories

Springtime Vignettes (by AC1830)

Springtime Vignettes   Summary: A collection of three vignettes based on three Springtime themes – mud, allergies, and memories.  Rating: K, Word Count: 2676

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Post Timeline Short Stories

Grandfatherhood (by AC1830)

Summary: Ben reflects on the wonder of being a father and a grandfather. A Father’s Day tribute.

Rating: K, Word count: 518

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Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

A Rose for Mama (by AC1830)

Summary: Adam and Hoss have a surprise for Marie

Rating – K, Word Count – 748

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Posted in Missing Scene What Happened Next/Later

The Roar of the Lion (by AC1830)

Summary: Ben reflects on how much life can change within the span of one month, especially when it involves one of his sons. 

Rating: K
Word Count – 2922

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Posted in What Happened Next/Later

A Gift that Grows (by AC1830)

Summary – Marty Johnson is spunky, talented, and a dreamer. After attending art school in San Francisco, she returns home to her grandfather who is now living in Virginia City. These are two short WHN stories for The Way Station.

In Chasing Rainbows – Marty settles into her new home, and has a new dream. Will this one come true, too, or is it just another elusive rainbow?

In The Art of Life – Someone is leaving anonymous gifts around Virginia City and Adam Cartwright’s curiosity is piqued to discover who and why.

Rating: K
Word Count: 10,814

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

The Mitten Angels (by AC1830)

Summary: When a young doctor arrives at the Mormon settlement near the Sierras, he finds his roots and discovers the community has not one, not two, but three Mitten Angels.

Rating:  G  6,370 words

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

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Posted in Humor

Pranked! (by AC1830)

Summary: A night full of fun and pranks, but who has the last laugh?

Rating: K; Word Count: 600

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Posted in Spooky / Supernatural

Terror at Old Dry Diggins (by AC1830)

Summary: When the stage route from Placerville becomes blocked by a rock slide, Adam and Joe decide to ride home. While crossing the old gold fields, a storm approaches, forcing the brothers to take refuge in an old mining cabin. During the night, they become ensnared in a legend that is beyond their worst nightmares, but will morning be any better for them?

Rating: PG-13 for horror. Nothing too graphic, more implied.
Word Count: 3103

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Posted in What Happened Instead

Broken Ballad – The Last Gunfight (by AC1830)

Summary: What if the final gunfight that killed Ed Payson took a different turn and set the main players on different paths? A WHI for Broken Ballad. 

Rating: T, Word Count: 2676

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Posted in Romance Writing Challenges

A Chance for Love by AC1830

Summary:  Summary:  When an old friend of Ben’s suddenly shows up on his door step, will it mean more heartache for both of them, or will they finally have a chance for love? According to Hop Sing the legend of the Morning Glory hold a clue. Written for the Back to the Future challenge.

Rating; K+, Word Count: 13,044

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