Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Prequel

Though She Be But Little (by McFair_58)

Summary: A slight mishap brings the old Indian blanket that hangs on the stair rail to Joe Cartwright’s attention.  His questions bring odd looks and just a little bit of pain. When his Pa breaks down and tells him the story of how the blanket came to be there and what it means, Joe realizes he will never look at his mother the same way again.

Rated PG-13

Word count: 17,653

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Posted in Drama Humor Prequel Short Stories

Hard Headed Woman (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Marie would do anything to protect her sons, anything…including this.

Rating: K+

Word Count: 737

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Posted in Spooky / Supernatural Writing Challenges

Adam’s Last Days (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: for the October challenge to write an out of this world story. Adam is suffering from a mysterious malady, and his days are growing short. Hoss gives Joe a clue to solve the mystery, but what Joe discovers is a horror. Most appropriate for the Halloween season.

rating = T word count = 1438

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Posted in MA-Rated Writing Challenges

A Blissful Night in Harmony (by Cheaux)

Summary:   Plain grub and a lumpy bed were all Ben Cartwright expected when a storm prevented his return to the Ponderosa.  Set in 1882, this is an Alternative Universe story. Rated:   MA (Mature Audience)  Warning:  Explicit language of a sexual nature.  If you are…

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Posted in Alternate Universe Humor

Studio Executives #3 – The Roberts Dilemma (by pjb)

Summary: The studio executives have two problems. First, one of their stars wants to leave a hugely successful show. Second, his fans won’t allow it.

Approximately 1,600 words. Rating: PG.

Studio Executives Series, links to all the stories included within.

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Posted in Prequel

Nevermore (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: A prequel story in which a fishing trip by two young brothers is the catalyst for an important father/son conversation.

Rating = pg Word count = 2533

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Humor Hurt/Comfort Prequel Short Stories What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

The Squirrel’s Stash #3 (by Questfan)

Summary: A few more Pinecone Challenges for my pet squirrel to gnaw on. Each chapter has a lyric prompt and had to be no more than 500 words.

Word Count: 8885 Rating: T

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Posted in Drama Post Timeline

Through Fiery Trials A Pathway Lies (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: After the loss of Hoss and Joe’s wife, Alice, the Cartwright family is facing yet another tragedy.

Rating: T Word Count: 10476

Warning: Character death

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Posted in Crossover Writing Challenges

The Road Not Yet Taken (by AC1830)

Summary: A crossover story (Bonanza and High Chaparral) for the August 2018 challenge. The Cartwright brothers head to Mexico on a cattle-buying trip. While there Adam meets someone who will change the path of his life, but will it be a path he desires?

Rating – K
Word count – 18,500

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Posted in What Happened Next/Later

Only Fifteen (by PSW)

Summary: A short WHN for ‘He Was Only Seven’ — a moment on the way back home.

Rating: G  Word Count: 1863

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