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The Englishman and His Wayward Horse (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  It should have been a routine cattle drive. But what with Hop Sing announcing it was doomed from the start, and then the arrival of…

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The Protector (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  After six years away, Adam is on his way home. But events conspire against him to delay his long anticipated return, and he finds himself up to his eyes in a plight that threatens both his life and those around him. With his father and brothers one step behind, will they be able to reach him in time to bring him home to the Ponderosa.

Rated: T    (49,558 words)

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Wagon Tracks (by Sierra Girl)

Readers, Please use this posting to leave a comment for Sierra Girl for her 2018 Advent Contribution: Wagon Tracks Return turn to the 2018 Advent…

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The Friendship Game (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  It’s tough being a 14-year old boy, but it’s especially hard when you have little brothers, a friend you’re eager to impress and the added complication of those creatures from another planet…girls!  Will Adam survive his first forays with the opposite sex in one piece, and still have a friend at the end of it?

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+ 13,535 words

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The Cabin in the Woods (by Sierra Girl)

Summary: Nothing stays the same, no matter how much we believe we want it to. For a lonely homesteader, life in her remote forest cabin was to be changed forever with the arrival of a riderless horse, a wounded Cartwright and a trigger-happy gunman.

Rated: T    (24,151 words)

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Shepherds (by Sierra Girl)

Shepherds was included in the 2017 Advent Calendar Collection.  Click ‘Comments’ or “Leave a Comment” above to leave comments for the author.  Or click Read More … below for a link to the story.

Summary:  Christmas greetings.

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Out of the Darkness (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  The murder of a friend, and the ensuing trial, lead an exhausted Adam to confront deeply buried fears and long-held guilt about events in his past. Will he come out the other side unscathed and able to face up to his father?

Rating: T   Word Count: 23,980 words

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Sunrise (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:   When Adam, Hoss and Little Joe sneak out in the early hours for Adam’s last childhood adventure, their father’s reaction is not what they expect.   A prequel set in the months before Adam leaves for college.

Rating: K   Word Count: 3,527

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The Man Who Lost His Heart (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  For two years Adam had been living in a village of Ute Indians believing his family had died in a wagon train attack. He was settled in his new life until the day he was abducted and left to die in the desert. Now, with help from some old faces, he embarks on a desperate search for his wife, before a heart-breaking decision has to be made.

Rating: T Word Count: 54,802 words

The Many Spirits Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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The Gingerbread Man (by Sierra Girl)

The Gingerbread Man was included in the 2016 Advent Calendar Collection.  Click ‘Comments’ or “Leave a Comment” above to leave comments for the author.  Or click Read More … below for a link to the story.

Summary:  As Christmas as the tree and ornaments, it’s not Christmas without the Gingerbread Man.

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