Posted in Writing Challenges

Hop Sing’s Fortune Cookies (by wx4rmk)

Summary:  Just some short drabbles/snippets (each 100 words) inspired by a posted fortune. Completed the first 5 or 6 fortunes that were missed during the original challenge in the forums and then combined them all to be posted here. Written for the 2019 Fortune Cookie Challenge.

Rating: K+ /  Word Count: 1668

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel What Happened Next/Later

When Lies Wound a Broken Heart (by Missjudy)

Summary: Ben’s presence with his family is sporadic and brief. Adam is feeling frazzled with running the ranch and caring for his brothers. Hop Sing is holding his breath wondering if the family can ever be the same, and Little Joe has heard something in town that his very young heart believes, despite all evidence to the contrary. (A prequel)

Rating: K

Word Count: 9990

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Posted in Romance

When Smiles Reach the Heart (by AC1830)

Summary: Still too restless to head straight home after three years of travel, Adam makes a detour to Ireland. There he discovers the warmth of the people and their strength to overcome adversity.   A new friend teaches him a certain truth about the Irish people.

Rating: T, Word Count: 24,167

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

A Different Kind of Desert (by McFair)

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Joe Cartwright dropped his gaze to the vast forest before him with its tall pines, low bushes, and tangled undergrowth – all of them buried in three to four foot high drifts. He was alone. All around him was silence and snow. Winter was a whole different kind of desert.
Rated: PG-13 for mild language and Western violence and brutality
Word count: 20,913

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Posted in Drama Modern Day Non-Bonanza

Reprise (by JC)

Summary: Tragedy affords a middle-aged actor a second chance at the role of a lifetime. (A Jack Richards story, Non-Bonanza)

Rating T (11,709 words)

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Posted in Drama Prequel What Happened Before What Happened Next/Later

A Man That Studieth Revenge (mcfair_58)

Summary:  A WHB & WHN for ‘The Last Haircut’, ‘Marie, My Love’, and ‘The Hayburner’ with a nod to ‘The Truckee Strip’ and ‘The Crucible’. Everyone in Virginia City knew Duke Miller had gotten away with murder, but there were few who knew he had done it before. At the heart of his hate lay one man and but a single goal: the complete and total destruction of Joe Cartwright.

Rated PG-13 for Western brutality and lots of angst and SJS

Word count: 72,114

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Posted in Drama

The Gifts (by Bakerj)

Summary: It’s almost Christmas, but Joe’s eagerness to hunt a wolf lands him in the middle of trouble, and we learn that gifts can come in many forms.
Word count: 3964 Rating: K

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel Short Stories

Let’s Stay Together (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A thunderstorm brings two brothers together. Pre-series story.

Rating: K

Word count: 897

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Posted in Prequel

The Duet (by DJK)

Summary: Adam cannot avoid singing a duet on Christmas Eve, and Hoss cannot avoid a damsel in distress.

rating K words: 1158

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Dogwood blossoms
Posted in Drama Romance Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

The Dogwoods in Bloom (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A WHN for “The Newcomers”. Hoss finally visits the canyon.

Rating: K+

Word Count: 914

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