Posted in Drama Family Hop Sing Prequel Writing Challenges

Second Son (by Sierras)

Summary:  Marie feels fear after the birth of her son, Joseph. Can she hold him forever?

Rating: G

Word Count: 764

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family

Dear Friends and Christmas Gifts (by BettyHT)

Summary:   The last story in this series starts with some informative letters between Adam’s wife and Joe’s wife but progresses into a Christmas visit in which important changes occur for all the brothers.
Rating:  T  WC:  18,845

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Posted in Drama Family Prequel Writing Challenges

Christmas Tradition (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  An earlier request and a shopping trip well before the season help expand a Ponderosa Christmas Tradition.
Rating:  G    Words: 1,700

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

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Original artwork by BettyHT
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family Hurt/Comfort

Deception (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A woman attempts some romantic deceit and fraud with two Cartwright brothers, but it turns out to be even more devious than that.  Her actions tear at the fabric of the family and open other issues which leads to great changes for one of them.
Rating: T  Word Count: 28,025

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Posted in Family Humor

Scavenger Hunt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe has a plan to bring some excitement into a dull winter but Joe’s plans have a way of bringing unintended consequences.  Nothing new there but again the family has something to say about what happens.
Rating:  PG   Word Count:  2,506
Winter Tales Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Action/Adventure Family Humor

House Hunt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Retaliation for a prank leads to revenge and a mystery which relieves some of the boredom of a long snowy winter.

Rating:  PG   Word Count:  3,079
Winter Tales Series, links to all stories included within.

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hoss, ben, joe
Posted in Alternate Universe Family What Happened Next/Later

The Old Stable (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Repair and reconstruction of an old stable on the Ponderosa is necessary to keep a memory and a hope alive for the family and leads to some stories that pull the family closer together. 
Rating:  G  Word Count:  1567

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family

Frogs and Other Stuff (by BettyHT)

Summary: This the eleventh story in the Traci series.  Adam, Hoss, and Joe get a better understanding of the kinds of problems their father faced as they were growing up.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  9,755
The Traci Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family

A Boy and His Horse (by BettyHT)+

Summary: In the tenth story of the Traci series, Adam has to teach his son some difficult lessons when his son finds a valuable horse trapped in some barbed wire.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  15,038
The Traci Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Family

Runaways (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This is the ninth story in the Traci series.  In this one, three boys from a CA reform school end up hiding on the Ponderosa and the family is caught up in their drama as the trouble that made them run away follows them to Nevada. 
Rating:  T
Word Count:  20,512
The Traci Series, links to all stories included within.

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