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
Summary: A journey home turns into a nightmare that will never be forgotten.
Word Count: 3,618
Summary: in a hotel in a small town in California, Adam has an unsettling experience where a woman years earlier suffered a great tragedy.
Rating: T Word count: 1485
Summary: A troublesome spirit invades the Ponderosa and all the family hopes he will be gone on All Saints Day.
Rating PG WC 1341
Summary: Like any legend, it’s something that no one believe unless they’re one of the lucky ones who experienced it too. But for Joe, the problem is how to explain the unexplainable to others without becoming the subject of ridicule.
Word Count: 1955
Summary: This is the third and final part of the Visit series. In this story, the focus is on Ben who has had suspicions of what has been happening and those are confirmed and a revelation is made that explains why he knew. Joe and Candy are also part of this story.
Rating = PG WC = 1,986
Visit Series, links to all the stories are included within.
Summary: When the stage route from Placerville becomes blocked by a rock slide, Adam and Joe decide to ride home. While crossing the old gold fields, a storm approaches, forcing the brothers to take refuge in an old mining cabin. During the night, they become ensnared in a legend that is beyond their worst nightmares, but will morning be any better for them?
Rating: PG-13 for horror. Nothing too graphic, more implied.
Word Count: 3103
Summary: Appropriate to the Halloween season, Adam has nightmares from a troubling experience he had while visiting Placerville. It affects his relationships with his family, but the nature of the dreams means he cannot discuss them with his family and must face the issue alone. Although there is nothing specific, there are implications of sexual behavior so this is a warning if that offends you.
Rating = R/Mature Word count = 1888