Posted in Drama Short Stories Writing Challenges

Home For the Holidays (by Southplains)

Summary:  Inspired by a Pinecone prompt. Rating: K Word Count:  1400

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Midnight (McFair_58)

What happens between the eleventh and the twelfth stroke of the clock on All Hallows Eve?  Beware!  Twelve-year-old Little Joe and his big brother Adam are about to find out.  Written for the 2021 Bonanza Brand Boo-nanza challenge.
Rated: PG for spookiness
Word count: 6,574

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Romance Writing Challenges

Halloween of the Heart (by SJR Cartwright)

Summary: It’s Halloween night.  Things happen.  Some things are special.  And some are very special. Share this night with a woman in love and will soon have heart’s desire come true.  Alternative Universe. Written for the 2021 Bonanza Brand Boonanza Challenge.
Rating: T Word Count: 1430

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Posted in Drama Family Writing Challenges

When Winners Become Losers (by wx4rmk)

Summary: A simple, late summer day quickly turns more complicated than any of the Cartwrights could have imagined potentially changing one Cartwright’s life forever.

Rating: PG Word Count:  3466

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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 Family Writing Challenges

Never Under a Pale Moon (by Sierras)

Summary: Little Joe takes out a girl who’s family recently moved from New York. Can he help her to find good in Nevada? And what does a pale moon have to do with anything?

Rating:  K+ Word count:   2116

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Posted in Humor Poetry Writing Challenges

Halloween Silly (by SJR Cartwright)

Summary: The silliest things can happen.  Halloween is a perfect time for nonsense.  The Cartwrights had some special guests for their dinner this night.
Rating: G Word Count: 501

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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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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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