Summary: Ben’s life is in danger and so the boys devise a plan to get him out off the ranch without him knowing the real reason why. The task falls upon Hoss and Candy, who both realise that it’s going to be hard to keep Ben safe and in the dark.
Word Count: 6,711
SUMMARY: Ben has a frank discussion with his sons about their relationship and the future after some changes have taken place. It seems an appropriate story to post in the week before Father’s Day. This is an expanded version of a pinecone.
Rating = PG Word count = 1167
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)
SUMMARY: On a trip to catch mustangs, Adam learns about breaking horses from an unlikely source. Edited in a second Mustang Sally story based on a Pinecone challenge from Brand — McTeague.
Rating: PG Word count = 2215
Summary: Little Joe’s hopes to leave school are dashed by Adam’s interference. Then the arrival of a tyrannical substitute schoolmaster’s brings trouble for the children and takes Little Joe’s relationship with his family to breaking point. But will something far darker in the man prove even more dangerous for Little Joe?
Word Count – 20,868 Rating MA – For adult themes. Child punishment, cruelty and spanking.
Summary: The Cartwrights had pulled it off; successfully defended the Ponderosa without firing a single gunshot. Yet, the triumph was overshadowed by a persistent question; was anyone truly a winner or a loser when it came to a bittersweet memory from the past?
Rating: G (655 words)
Summary: The cross country race for the Virginia City fall festival brings some unexpected challenges for Little Joe and his new horse, Penny. Prequel. Written for May 2019 Chaps & Spurs.
Rating: K+ / Word Count: 3244
Summary: A WHN/alternate ending for the episode The Quality of Mercy. Joe goes to see Seth Pruitt in jail.
Word Count: 613