Posted in Humor Poetry Writing Challenges

Halloween Silly (by SJR Cartwright)

Summary: The silliest things can happen.  Halloween is a perfect time for nonsense.  The Cartwrights had some special guests for their dinner this night.
Rating: G Word Count: 501

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Joe Cartwright Prequel Spooky / Supernatural Writing Challenges

Midnight (McFair_58)

What happens between the eleventh and the twelfth stroke of the clock on All Hallows Eve?  Beware!  Twelve-year-old Little Joe and his big brother Adam are about to find out.  Written for the 2021 Bonanza Brand Boo-nanza challenge.
Rated: PG for spookiness
Word count: 6,574

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Posted in Drama Hoss Cartwright Hurt/Comfort Missing Scene Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

A Cruel Sort of Kindness (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: “Pa’d once told us boys that a person shouldn’t go into marriage thinking that they could change their spouse; they’d only tear each other apart in the end. It was a piece of advice that I’d nearly forgotten.” A missing scene from the episode The Courtship.

Rating: K+

Word Count: 625

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Hurt/Comfort

Scars that Never Fade (by HarpistforHim)

Summary: Time had passed since Eastgate, though perhaps not enough. One year after the events of The Crucible, Adam finds that certain hurts never heal, and some scars never truly fade. A WHN/Later for The Crucible.
Rating: G  Word Count: 1,173

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Posted in Adam Cartwright What Happened Next/Later

A Man for Breakfast (by AC1830)

Summary: When a pistol-packing stranger starts asking questions about a Cartwright the moment he hits town, Sam, the bartender, knows trouble’s bound to follow.    

WC = 2093, Rating = T

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Posted in Drama Prequel

A Decision in Ohio (By Missjudy)

Summary: An unexpected visit from an old Boston shipmate, and the question he asks, prompts  Ben to think back to a time when he’d visited his brother with Adam, the winter before leaving for Missouri to join a wagon train west. Their stay had provided some great family times, while also pointing towards many obstacles Ben had never considered. It had finally prompted the biggest decision of his life. 

Rating: G

Word Count: 15626

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Hair of the Dog (by Patina)

Summary: Ben pays for the night before, much of which he can’t remember.
Written for day 24 of the 2021 Advent Calendar.
Rating: G
Word Count: 1400

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (by fanofoldtvshows)

Summary:  Joe reads to his nieces and nephews on Christmas Eve.
Written for day 23 of the 2021 Advent Calendar.
Rating: G
Word Count: 1070

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The Christmas Letter (by mumu74)

Summary: The legacy of Ben Cartwright.
Written for day 22 of the 2021 Advent Calendar.
Rating: G
Word Count: 1057

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Song of the Bells (by SJR Cartwright)

Summary: Practice makes perfect when it matters the most.
Written for day 21 of the 2021 Advent Calendar.
Rating: G
Word Count: 2049

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