Posted in Drama Family Hop Sing Prequel Writing Challenges

Second Son (by Sierras)

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 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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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 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 Family Writing Challenges

Aunt Dinah aka The Christmas Visitors (by BluewindFarm)

Summary: Written for the 2018 Advent Calendar, based on the quilting prompt, Aunt Dinah. The Cartwrights face a near-tragedy and Christmas visitors.

Rating: G 2,145 words

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And Then Along Comes Rupert (by BluewindFarm)

Summary: Long-distant cousin Rupert brings greetings and glad tidings to the Ponderosa.

Rating: T (2,225 words)

A submission for the 2018 Ancestry Challenge: Several relatives of the Cartwrights have turned up from time to time. Are there more and what affect do they have on the Cartwrights?

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Family Hurt/Comfort What Happened Next/Later

A Matter of Family (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  A mistaken identity sends the Cartwrights on a race to rescue one of their own.

Rating: K (6,820 words)

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Posted in Drama Family Hurt/Comfort What Happened Instead What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

If Not for Aura Lee (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  What happened after Jean was taken into custody, and Julia’s window went dark. 

Rating:  T (for mild cursing and references to adult themes) (11,940 words)

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Posted in Drama Family Humor Prequel Writing Challenges

Battle of the Ponderosa — aka Springtime Chaos (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  A plea for help turns into an urgent ride home, and a situation no one foresaw.

Rating:  K (1,615 words)

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama Family Prequel

Tears of Growing Up #2 – First Ride (by BluewindFarm)

Summary: A companion story for Tears of Growing Up.  Two years have passed since Ben and Joe stood outside the corrals watching Adam and their wranglers tame wild horses. Now, it’s finally Joe’s turn.

Rating:  K+  (2,305 words)

Tears of Growing Up Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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