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
SUMMARY: This is my Chaps and Spurs entry for April. The topic is temporary insanity which was introduced in that era and tried out as a defense at a fictional trial in Virginia City. The jury is going to have to deal with a complex issue so the call goes out for better educated citizens, and guess who gets tapped for jury duty?
Rating: PG Word count = 1678
Summary: This is my March 2019 Chaps and Spurs entry. The words to be used are massacre, reconstruction, sewing, citizen, and oversight. A new hand at the Ponderosa stirs Joe’s suspicions but what he learns is not what he expected and is far more profound and life-changing too.
Rating: PG Word Count: 1669
Summary: Little Joe recounts the tale of his encounter at the lake with a not so proper lady.
Rating: Teen for adult insinuations Word count: 1598
Summary: New hands play practical jokes that become increasingly a problem and their justification doesn’t sit well with Joe after Adam gets hurt. Response to October Chaps and Spurs challenge.
rating = T WC = 2870
Summary: a cowboy who returns to the Ponderosa after a long absence discovers a new horse trainer…with an unwelcome training method.
Rating: T (mild language). 4316 words.
The Lilies Series, links to stories within the series are included.