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2021 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament

The winner of the 2021 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament Stories was Questfan!!! All stories have now been attributed to their authors and can be accessed via the links below. Words/phrases were assigned to a standard 52-card deck. Participants in the tournament were dealt five…

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Posted in Humor Writing Challenges

Cunning Beavers (by wx4rmk)

Summary: The Cartwrights have to work to devise a plan to outsmart some crafty beavers who are causing mayhem on the Ponderosa.

Rating: K / Word Count: 1843

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Posted in Brothers Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Instead Writing Challenges

The Circumstance of His Return (by McFair_58)

A violent storm, a frightened mare, and the matter of his homecoming.  My entry for the 2021 ‘Man in Black’ challenge.  
Rated: PG
Word count: 10,999

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Writing Challenges

Springtime Vignettes (by AC1830)

Summary: A collection of three vignettes based on three Springtime themes – mud, allergies, and memories. 

Rating: K, Word Count: 2676

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Posted in Drama Family Hop Sing Prequel Writing Challenges

Second Son (by Sierras)

Summary:  Marie feels fear after the birth of her son, Joseph. Can she hold him forever?

Rating: G

Word Count: 764

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Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

Obloquy (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Ben is compelled to defend Marie’s honor.  A prequel written for Brand’s Mother’s Day Challenge. Rating: T Word Count: 1900

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Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

A Rose for Mama (by AC1830)

Summary: Adam and Hoss have a surprise for Marie

Rating – K, Word Count – 748

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

I Think of You (by SJRCartwright)

Summary:  Remembering the family gathering together to open their gifts on Christmas morning.

Rating:  G  600 Words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

A Book: A Gift of Reading (by fanofoldTVshows)

Summary:  A box of gifts arrives with a sender that intrigues the Cartwrights.

Rating:  G  1,609 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Drama Prequel What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

The Paper Toy-Theater (by Sibylle)

Summary:  Adam wishes to share a Christmas memory with Hoss, a memory begun by Inger.

Rating:  K+   1175 words 

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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