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Dreams (by Cheaux)

Summary:  A dream is a wish your heart makes.  But what happens when your heart is broken?

Rated:  T     Word Count:  4988

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Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

First Step (by Cheaux)

Summary:  For fiercely independent Little Joe Cartwright, asking for help is the hardest thing to do.    A Camp in the Pines short story.

Rated T   Word Count 6254

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Posted in Drama What Happened Instead Writing Challenges

Someone to Watch Over Him (by Cheaux)

Summary:  A Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament story for 2015  (A What Happened Instead for the episode “Bushwhacked” written by Preston Wood).

Word Count:  8974   Rated K+

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Eternal Justice (by Cheaux)

Circumstantial evidence incriminates Joe  Cartwright in his fiance’s murder.  A WHI for “Justice” written by Richard Wendley.  

Rated K+  WC  8100

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Posted in Drama Short Stories Writing Challenges

Last Chance (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Joe gambles with his life to give his Pa something precious.

Rated:  K  WC  900

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Posted in Drama Short Stories

Best Laid Plans (by Cheaux)

Summary:  A rift between father and sons is healed in an unexpected way.  

Rated:  T — WC  650

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later

High Stakes (by Cheaux)

Summary:  A WHN for “The Gamble.”  As events unfold subsequent to their being exonerated of robbery and murder charges, Adam fears more was at stake in Alkalai than the Cartwrights knew.

Rated:  T — (3,570 words)

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Posted in Drama Prequel

What Kind of Man (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Joe has become unusually introspective, much to the consternation of his brothers.

Rated:  K —  WC  1600

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Posted in Humor Short Stories

Clothes Make the Man (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Does a man’s sartorial splendor have any bearing on events in his life?  

Rated:  K —  WC  600

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Posted in What Happened Instead Writing Challenges

One Candle (by Cheaux)

Summary:  A tragic event in Virginia City sends shock waves across the globe and spurs Adam to return home to find the truth.

Rated:  T  WC  16,000

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