Posted in Drama

Eleanor (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: While in Carson City, Joe stops for a quick drink before heading home and meets Eleanor. A challenge piece based on the song “Eleanor Rigby” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Rating: T WC: 1463

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Posted in Poetry

From Adam’s Pen (by DJK)

Summary: Three poems in the voice of Adam Cartwright. Publish here in honor of the March Poetry Challenge though they have been individually posted elsewhere previously.

rating: k+word count: 302

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Posted in Action/Adventure Crossover Drama Hurt/Comfort Post Timeline Writing Challenges

Redemption (by Questfan)

Summary: My entry for BoNaNo 2018 as well as the Crossover Challenge. After a chance encounter in his youth, Joe meets up with the man again, many years later, under trying circumstances.

Rating: T Word Count: 14,878

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Posted in Drama

Dire Straits (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: One son is in terrible trouble, but Ben doesn’t know which one. One by one, they come home until there is only one missing.

Rating: PG Word Count: 2443

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Post Timeline What Happened Before What Happened Next/Later

Bittersweet (mcfair_58)

Summary: It is October, a time of looking back and giving thanks for a harvest of blessings.  For Joe Cartwright, this is impossible.  The autumn marks one year since he lost his beloved brother, Hoss. Needing to escape, Joe heads out to visit to Carrie Pickett.  He never makes it.  Instead, Joe finds himself lost and alone and badly injured. Half-dead, he works his way toward a plume of smoke rising in the distance.  Little does Joe suspect that what he finds at the end of his journey will change his life forever.

Word count: 22,401

Rated PG

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Posted in Prequel

Germantown Lady (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: While Ben and young Adam are making their way west, they make a brief stop in Germantown, Ohio. An unusual festival is in progress when they arrive. Set in approximately 1834 or 1835.

Rating: K WC: 1419

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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 Action/Adventure Drama Prequel Writing Challenges

A Cold Day in Hell (by McFair_58)

Summary: Twenty-one year old Hoss Cartwright has a problem. Older brother Adam just took off into the desert without a word and Little Joe wants to follow him. Pa will have his hide, he knows. But it’s awful hard to say ‘no’ to Little Joe…

Rated PG

Word count 21,317

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Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

Closing the Book (by Questfan)

Summary: Adam finally comes home and has to face something he’s kept buried for many years. Can he close the book on a dark chapter of his life?

Word Count: 3183

Rating: T

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