Posted in Drama Humor Romance

A Gal Named Sal (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Hoss and Joe hire a new ranch hand while on a trip to purchase horses. Aware of the potential for problems, they could not have imagined the stir the new hand would make.

Rating: T WC: 13926

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Posted in Alternate Universe Humor

On the Other Hand (by pjb)

Summary: The studio executives find themselves caught between the series regulars, who want some fresh new story lines, and the fans, who want . . . well, you’ll see.

Rating: PG

Word count: 2,650

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Fright / Supernatural / Spooky / Horror / Scary Humor Mystery

The Ballad of Tahoe Tessie (by sandspur)

Summary:  Cattle are being eaten, and their picked-clean skeletons are being deposited near the lake, but when the Cartwrights investigate, they find a lot more than they ever bargained for … and the effects will last forever.

Rating: T (20,000 words)

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Posted in Drama Humor Hurt/Comfort Romance

It’s a Bad Day, Or Not (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Adam has had some difficulties with women, and it doesn’t seem to stop.  When there are more incidents, he’s ready to give up on romance, but sometimes the darkest days can turn out to have unintended consequences that a man can learn to appreciate.  Added the second Adam and Monica story, Not Always, to this one.   Adam makes some serious mistakes in trying to extricate himself from trouble until he turns to his family for help.

Rating = T  Word count = 22,989

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Humor Hurt/Comfort Writing Challenges

Mustang Sally (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  On a trip to catch mustangs, Adam learns about breaking horses from an unlikely source.  This is an expansion of a Sourdough challenge from Bonanza Trailriders.  Edited in a second Mustang Sally story based on a Pinecone challenge from Brand — McTeague.

Rating: PG  Word count = 2215

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Posted in Humor Hurt/Comfort

Target Practice (by McFair)

Summary: It was just another ordinary day for Adam Cartwright, with the ordinary prospect that he would have to step in and keep his little brother out of trouble.  Or was it?

Word count: 2507
Rated: G

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Posted in Humor Modern Day Poetry

Becoming Ben Cartwright, aka The Ballad of Lorne Greene (by JC)

Summary:  The day a balding, middle-aged, B-movie actor became a legend in the making. (Written in the style of Lorne Greene’s Number One hit recording of “Ringo”)

Rating: G     Word Count: 203

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Posted in Humor

Fretting About Fundraising (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  It’s time to raise money for the church, and the ladies have an idea about how Ben and Adam can help with that.  However, as you would expect, things don’t work out as planned.Rating:  PG  Word Count:  1194

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Posted in Humor

Men of the Ponderosa: A Valentine’s Day Treat (by pjb)

Summary:  The studio executives pitch a brilliant marketing idea.

Rating: R (mild sexual and suggestive content)

Word count: 2,320

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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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