Holiday Collection – St. Patrick’s Day

Over the centuries, many legends have surrounded Patrick (Padraig), leading him to become Ireland’s foremost saint.  To some, St. Patrick’s Day is the world’s most favorite reason to drink, following New Year’s Eve, of course.

Be it wearing of the green, seeing ‘wee folk’, over imbibing, or maybe a case of extreme evangelism, we present the following stories in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

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A Father’s Thoughts about his Son by PJB

Summary:  A little extra bit for “Hoss and the Leprechauns.”
Rating:  K         WC 2000


A Misconstrued Statement by BluewindFarm

Summary:  Hoss attempts an explanation to Ben of who is coming down the street, and why.
Rating:  K+  900 words


Feud – by BettyHT 

Summary:  No one pulls a prank on a Cartwright brother and gets away with it.  When it’s another Cartwright brother or two, it means ‘war’ or a series of pranks meant to exact revenge until no one can make those scales of justice balance out.
Rating:  PG   Word Count:  3,383


Sacrificial Lamb – Part One by Kenda

Summary: Although Ben Cartwright knew his brother Daniel was not easy to get along with, the passing years had brought with them a nostalgic longing to reconnect with the family he’d left behind in Ohio. When word reaches Ben that Daniel has recently suffered difficult heartaches, he invites the man to spend the summer on the Ponderosa, never imagining the trouble Daniel’s presence would bring. In addition to Daniel’s visit that soon has Ben recalling why he’d never been close to his eldest sibling, is trouble from a neighbor bent on revenge. A summer Ben had been looking forward to, quickly changes to one that contains nothing but challenges, disagreements, and worries for his youngest son’s safety.
Rated: T  57,115 words


Sacrificial Lamb – Part Two by Kenda

Summary: Although Ben Cartwright knew his brother Daniel was not easy to get along with, the passing years had brought with them a nostalgic longing to reconnect with the family he’d left behind in Ohio. When word reaches Ben that Daniel has recently suffered difficult heartaches, he invites the man to spend the summer on the Ponderosa, never imagining the trouble Daniel’s presence would bring. In addition to Daniel’s visit that soon has Ben recalling why he’d never been close to his eldest sibling, is trouble from a neighbor bent on revenge. A summer Ben had been looking forward to, quickly changes to one that contains nothing but challenges, disagreements, and worries for his youngest son’s safety.
Rated: T  53,675 words

 

Other St. Patrick Day stories may be found here:

Episode Inspired Stories – Hoss and the Leprechauns