Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

Obloquy (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Ben is compelled to defend Marie’s honor.  A prequel written for Brand’s Mother’s Day Challenge. Rating: T Word Count: 1900

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Posted in Poetry Writing Challenges

Christmas Spirit (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Getting into the spirit of Christmas

Rating:  G

This was created for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Metamorphosis (by Cheaux)

Summary:  In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and change.  A WHN after Season 2.

Rating:  K
Word Count:  6496

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Good Intentions and Unplanned Consequences (by Cheaux)

Summary: As with all intentions — some good, some not so good — there are always consquences.

Rating: G
Word Count: 2,225

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Reflections (by Cheaux)

Summary: With great deliberation, Ben takes time to update his journal.

Rating: G
Word Count: 940

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Security Redux (by Cheaux)

Summary: A WHN for Season 4’s “The Hayburner.” When last we saw our intrepid heroes, Adam was in measured and methodical solitary pursuit of Hoss, whilst Joe and Ben made a wager on the outcome . . . with security, of course.

Rated: K+
Word Count: 3,000

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Posted in Drama

Pony Joe (by Cheaux)

Summary:   Joe, eager to find something to call his own, joins the Pony Express with Adam’s help.Aside from a passing reference to Ben’s investment in the Pony Express, this story is unrelated to the Season 7 episode “Ride the Wind” which was out of sync with history.  The Pony Express existed for 18 months from April 1860 to October 1861 when Joe was 18.

Rating:  T  (5,700 words)

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Memory aka We Remember (by Cheaux)

Summary: Written for the 2018 Advent Calendar, based on the quilting prompt, Memory. A holiday without memories brings several ideas of how to make it through the season.

Rating: G 3,675 words

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Posted in MA-Rated Writing Challenges

A Blissful Night in Harmony (by Cheaux)

Summary:   Plain grub and a lumpy bed were all Ben Cartwright expected when a storm prevented his return to the Ponderosa.  Set in 1882, this is an Alternative Universe story. Rated:   MA (Mature Audience)  Warning:  Explicit language of a sexual nature.  If you are…

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Then and Now (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Two sides of the same coin, one looks forward, one looks backward and they both struggle in the present.  This post Season 14 story is set in 1878 and includes most all of the principal cast from the series run.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:  T  10,000 words

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