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The Gift of Giving (by faust)

Summary:  Baby Joe has need of a crocheted blanket, at least that’s what Hoss concludes, and he has an exact idea who’s going to bring on one…enter Adam.
Written for Day 4 of the 2021 Advent Calendar

Rating:  G  2,540 words

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The Letter (by Annie K. Cowgirl)

Summary:  Written for Day 3 of the 2021 Advent Calendar.
Rating: G
Word Count:  907

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Reunion – Part 2 (by Questfan)

Summary: Adam is facing another Christmas a very long way from home and family.  Can Little Joe grant his Christmas wish?
Written for Day 2 of the 2021 Advent Calendar
Rating:  G  Words:  2850

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Posted in Drama Prequel Writing Challenges

Reunion – Part 1 (by Questfan)

Summary:  Little Joe has a very big Christmas wish, but learns there is no hope it can be fulfilled.
Written for day 1 of the 2021 Advent Calendar
Rating: G
Word Count:  2900

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Posted in Drama Short Stories Writing Challenges

Home For the Holidays (by Southplains)

Summary:  Inspired by a Pinecone prompt.
Rating: K
Word Count:  1400

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Posted in Drama Spooky / Supernatural

A Warrior’s Tears (mcfair_58)

Summary: A youthful dream becomes an adult nightmare for Hop Sing. Does he have what it takes to save his beloved Cartwrights?
Word Count: 7,348
Rated: PG

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Equinox .(by Krystyna)

Summary: The Cartwrights face an unseen enemy who is preying upon the young women of Virginia City .. can it possibly be the man Adam suspects?

Rating: T (164,625 words)

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Joe Cartwright Prequel Spooky / Supernatural Writing Challenges

Midnight (McFair_58)

What happens between the eleventh and the twelfth stroke of the clock on All Hallows Eve?  Beware!  Twelve-year-old Little Joe and his big brother Adam are about to find out.  Written for the 2021 Bonanza Brand Boo-nanza challenge.
Rated: PG for spookiness
Word count: 6,574

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Posted in Drama Hoss Cartwright Hurt/Comfort Missing Scene Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

A Cruel Sort of Kindness (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: “Pa’d once told us boys that a person shouldn’t go into marriage thinking that they could change their spouse; they’d only tear each other apart in the end. It was a piece of advice that I’d nearly forgotten.” A missing scene from the episode The Courtship.

Rating: K+

Word Count: 625

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Posted in Drama Prequel

A Decision in Ohio (By Missjudy)

Summary: An unexpected visit from an old Boston shipmate, and the question he asks, prompts  Ben to think back to a time when he’d visited his brother with Adam, the winter before leaving for Missouri to join a wagon train west. Their stay had provided some great family times, while also pointing towards many obstacles Ben had never considered. It had finally prompted the biggest decision of his life. 

Rating: G

Word Count: 15626

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