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SCHOOLMASTER (by Bakerj)

Summary: Little Joe’s hopes to leave school are dashed by Adam’s interference. Then the arrival of a tyrannical substitute schoolmaster’s brings trouble for the children and takes Little Joe’s relationship with his family to breaking point. But will something far darker in the man prove even more dangerous for Little Joe?

Word Count – 20,868 Rating MA – For adult themes. Child punishment, cruelty and spanking.

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Prequel Writing Challenges

The Autumn Race (by wx4rmk)

Summary: The cross country race for the Virginia City fall festival brings some unexpected challenges for Little Joe and his new horse, Penny. Prequel. Written for May 2019 Chaps & Spurs.

Rating: K+ / Word Count: 3244

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Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories

Her Angel Arms (mcfair_58)

For all the mothers out there who give us so much.
An innocent comment by the reverend at church sends 40 year old Ben Cartwright on a journey into his young son’s hearts.  
Rated: G
Word count: 3427

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A Special Day (by AC1830)

Summary – Ben has a special day planned for Adam.

Rating – K, Word Count – 1087

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Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories

Lessons In Freedom (byHart4Ben)

Summary: Young Joe is drawn into a fight at school because of feelings for a girl. A prequel Bonanza Trail Riders challenge piece inspired by the song “Me and Bobby McGee” by Kris Kristofferson.

Rating: K+ WC: 940

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Forget Me Not (mcfair_58)

Summary: Adam Cartwright sentimental?  A certain day and a certain blue velvet chair hold bittersweet memories.

Word Count: 3019 Rated: G

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Prequel

Mother Nature’s Blessing (by wx4rmk)

Summary: Prequel. Written for March 2019 Chaps & Spurs.

Rated: K+ WC 1700

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel What Happened Before What Happened Next/Later

The Ultimate Wound (by mcfair_58)

Summary: As Ben Cartwright seeks to comfort Little Joe after he is forced to kill his childhood friend, Sharp Tongue, the older man recalls the curious circumstances that brought the two boys, Indian and white,  together – circumstances that threatened his young son’s life then as surely as now. A WHN/WHI for season six’s ‘The Far Far Better Thing’.

Rated PG-13 for Western violence and brutality
Word count: 29,541

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What Comes Around (by Missjudy)

Summary: Ben took the leadership of his wagon train when the group decided to keep moving to Fort Laramie after the tragedy at Ash Hollow. With their journey nearly complete, Ben rides ahead to make arrangements with the cavalry at the fort, leaving others to move the wagons the 15 miles from the final campsite. He’s excited to see his group arrive, but soon realizes all is not well.

Rating: K      Word Count: 16,263

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Santa Roy (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: Sheriff Roy Coffee played Santa for a benefit and noticed the Cartwrights weren’t there. When he found out why and went to the ranch, he found out how important a role Santa can play in giving a gift of his wisdom.

Rating = PG Word count = 2740

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