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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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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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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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The Twice Told Tale (by Cheaux)

Summary:   Adam wanted to help his brother, not kill him. 

Word count:  6200 Rating:   T  

Written for 2017 Once Upon A Midnight Dreary (aka Poe) Challenge and published in 2018 for the Better Late Than Never challenge.

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Christmas Magic (by Cheaux)

This story was written for the 2017 Advent Calendar – Day 22

Summary:  There’s disappointment when the Cartwrights can’t be home on Christmas Eve.

Rating:  G  1,600 words

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Night Watch (by Cheaux)

Summary: Musings of Deputy Clem Foster on his city and the Cartwrights.

Rated:  K+ Word Count: 1238

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Under the Influence (by Cheaux)

Summary:    Words and actions impact and influence the people around us more than we realize.    A WHN for “First Born.”

Rated:  K+   Word Count:  2,176

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