Posted in Writing Challenges

At the Cliff’s Edge . . . (by A-P)

Summary:  Twelve-year-old Joe and Mitch are out exploring a cave when they meet Maybelle and Jean Williams.  They soon come to know that Mrs. Williams is not at all what they thought, but the figure it out right At the Cliff’s Edge…

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+  8,890 words

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A Diamond in the Desert (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: Hoss isn’t sure whether Little Joe’s latest get-rich-quick scheme will leave him rich beyond his boldest dreams or dead in the desert.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+  24,400 words

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A Little Excitement Goes A Long Way (by pantina)

Summary:   There’s never a dull moment with Little Joe around.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+  2,700 words

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The Handkerchief (by freyakendra)

Summary: Caught in a mudslide, Little Joe’s survival might just depend on a lacy handkerchief.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+  1,675 words

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The Last Fear (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe has an emotional talk with Hoss and reviews his memories of the events that led to Adam’s departure from the Ponderosa.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:  T   3,890 words

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Posted in Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

Angel of Love (by AC1830)

Summary – In the episode Gabrielle, one man was changed drastically by her consistent love. This is his reflection of that change.

Rating = K, WC = 804

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later

Lies (by A-P)

Summary: WHN for The Truckee Strip and an extension of a Pinecone. It’s the anniversary of Amy’s death and Joe can’t live with the grief.

Rating K+ Word Count: 1,053

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Posted in Prequel Romance What Happened Before

Passions and Dreams (by AC1830)

Summary – Adam Cartwright and Lotta Crabtree were supposed to be strangers when her carriage broke down on the Ponderosa, but something in their demeanor seemed to say otherwise.  Based on the episode A Rose for Lotta. Dialogue in the last chapter is from the episode written by David Dortort.

Rating – T

Word Count – 7909

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Posted in Post Timeline

Lessons In Love (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: A post canon letter from Jamie on life, love, and gratitude. References season 14 episode First Love.

Rating = K WC = 1137

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Posted in Post Timeline Short Stories

Circle of Life (by AC1830)

Summary – Spending the day fishing can open up all sorts of discussions. Adam asks Joe for help with his troubled grandson, but the child isn’t the only one helped by the fresh air and touch of home that the Ponderosa offers. Thanks to a friend for the title.

Rating – K, Word Count – 4990

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