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A Matter of Family (by BluewindFarm)

September 17, 2015 | 16 Comments

Summary:  A mistaken identity sends the Cartwrights on a race to rescue one of their own.

With an uncooperating muse for Camp in the Pines, mid-way through I realized I would need to accept my 4-Ws (Who, What, Where, When) in an effort to create a story. My Ws are revealed at the end, as well as my three Go-Fish words.

Author’s Note:  My 50th Bonanza story!

Rating: K (6,820 words)


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    • Sue, it was amazing what my muse actually created once I stopped fighting her. :O Thank you for reading a commenting. I’m glad the story worked for you.

  1. I enjoyed this take on the family. I think you captured the true sense of his reasons for leaving, and it’s nice to think that he might be settling down, near enough to the Ponderosa for visits. Your use of your 5 Ws fit seamlessly into the story, and the fishing words must have, too, because I never even noticed them. 🙂

    • Puchi Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I agree, with your sentiments on why. Would have been interesting had the writers felt more inclined to have him as a recurring character.

    • Kima, thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed the WHL for this episode. There were many story lines where it would have been fun to have a particular character return later in the series.

    • Krystyna, thank you for taking time to read and to leave a comment. My muse finally came through for me for this year’s Camp in the Pines; however, she wanted more. I knew if I delved deeper into my own ‘missing scenes’ within the story, I’d never get it posted before the deadline. Maybe someday I’ll flesh this out more.

      As for 50, there is only you to blame credit for hooking me into writing Bonanza fanfiction. 🙂

    • Silver, thank you for reading and commenting. Challenges do require a lot of hard work; some more than others. Sometimes a muse is extremely cooperative (my story from Camp in the Pines last year) and other times, the writer wonders if their muse will ever return from their vacation.

      Don’t let a challenge get you down, the most important part is to have fun! (and yes, there was plenty of grumbling until my muse returned.)

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