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 Chaps and Spurs Drama

Lady Justice (byBettyHT)

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

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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 Chaps and Spurs Drama Writing Challenges

My Name Is Moses Lincoln (by BettyHT)

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

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A Brother Lost (by AC1830)

Summary: One brother has gone astray and the other two brothers have come to take him home. 

Rating – G, Word Count – 1015

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Humor Writing Challenges

A Hot Day, a Cold Lake, and a Bare Brother (by DJK)

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

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama Hurt/Comfort Writing Challenges

You Have To Ask the Right Man (by BettyHT)

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

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Humor Post Timeline Writing Challenges

The Strawberry Roan (by sandspur)

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.

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Prequel Short Stories What Happened Before Writing Challenges

Somebody else’s dog (by Inca / aka Tye)

Summary: There’s been some gossip in Virginia City about Ben Cartwright’s new wife.

Rating: K Word count: 581

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama Humor Prequel

There’s Wisdom, and Then There’s… (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  He thinks he knows all it takes to be a cowboy; leaving Ben to wonder.

Rating:  K  (1,070 words)

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