Posted in Writing Challenges

A Debt of Kindness (by Questfan)

Summary: Some debts cannot be repaid; they must be paid forward to others. A tough day for Joe leads to revelations for both Ben and Adam.

Rating: G
Word Count: 2,340

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Second Sunday (by sklamb)

Summary: Shortly before Christmas, Candy seeks someone out for a serious talk.

Rating: G
Word Count: 965

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Small Print (by Belle)

Summary: Sometimes, it’s better to not know what you are getting yourself into . . .

Rating: G
Word Count: 3,095

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The Christmas Hostage (by Belle)

Summary: Can one good man overcome three Great Men?  With gratitude to L. Frank Baum for providing inspiration.

Rating: G
Word Count: 3,570

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Wrapping the Present (by DJK)

Summary: Summary: Pa volunteers Adam when the pastor needs someone to bring his Christmas vision to life. The result: two rebellious sons in need of some brotherly wisdom.

Rating: K+
Word Count: 1,660

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Merry & Bright (by faust)

Summary: How can one get through the self-loathing and grief at a time like this?

Rating: G
Word Count: 2,070

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The Wrangler (by Questfan)

Summary: There is more than one way to die. A man can still be breathing and yet not living as Joe has discovered. Somebody is sent to find a lost soul and turn him for home once more.

Rating: G
Word Count: 1950

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Late Return (by Silver Sven)

Summary: The family had to rearrange the allocation of their work. Therefore, Joe had to ride out on his own. Did he manage his work?

Rating: G
Word Count: 750

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Posted in Prequel Short Stories

Christmas Spirit (by AC1830)

Summary: Little Joe learns something special about Christmas, with the help of his brothers.

Rating: T, WC 947

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Posted in Drama Prequel What Happened Next/Later

Moments – A Brother’s Decision (by Missjudy)

Summary: Moments is my new series of stories taking a look at situations that affected the Cartwrights deeply and personally. In this one, we see how something learned in the midst of a decision Adam had to make when he and  Hoss were younger, sheds light on a a question posed in a canon episode. Part 1 is a prequel called October Snow, describing the events as youngsters. Part 2 is entitled Hard Decisions and has Hoss recalling that memory to help his father and brother  understand Adam’s decision in a “what happens during” scene from a familiar episode. Each of the Moments stories are separate with no need to read others in the same series to understand.

Rating: G  Word Count: 9858

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