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Afterword
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  A tribute to Bonanza World: much loved, gone too soon. Adam’s nightmare would indicate that all is lost. But Hoss has a different perspective…
Rated: K  WC 1900
Counter-Point:  Michael Rode the Butter Shore
(by JoaniePaiute)
Inspired by sklamb’s “Not Without My Son.”  The two stories included are a collaboration between JoaniePaiute and sklamb.

A double-vision exploration of the conclusion to “The Crucible,” prompted by Cheaux’s November 15 2013 Pinecone challenge. Although these stories can stand alone, they were written in close coordination and benefit from being read in sequence.
Rated: T
Counter-Point:  Michael Rode the Butter Shore (by JoaniePaiute)
Alleluia by SKLamb

Courage?
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  A comic story inspired by a long-ago challenge at Bonanza World. Thanks to lminzer for her wonderful story “Shield,” which made me realize just how much Hoss protects Joe, and to sklamb for her thoughts on the Virtues.
Rated: K+  WC 6000
Dah-Gey:
A Fable Told
by Hop Sing
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary: An extremely silly response to a Chaps & Spurs challenge. Also partly inspired by the thread “Feminizing the Cartwrights.” Little-Little Joe is driving Adam crazy. Hop Sing has the solution: it’s story time!
Rated: K  WC 1400
Dark Pink
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  Home from college, Adam is feeling out of sorts. What dark secret haunts his dreams? Past and present collide as he and Hoss are faced with a life-and-death struggle in the desert. Originally posted on bonanzaworld.
Rated: T   WC 14,000
Don’t Let Him Kill Us
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  A comedic prequel featuring 5-year-old Little Joe and introducing Tommy Coffee, Roy’s 7-year-old son. Oh, Hoss…why did you take your eyes off those two? Poor Adam…
Rated: K  WC 3400
Nightshade
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  Ten-year-old Joe is tired of Adam treating him like a…well, like a kid. Enter Nightshade, Adam’s powerful and temperamental horse. What follows involves not only Joe and Adam, but some new Paiute friends and a revelation about Roy’s past.
Rated: K+  WC 16,000
Pa?  You
Listening?
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  An intimate look at 5-year-old Adam’s thoughts on berry jam, Miss Inger, and what Pa should do about them both.
Rated: K   WC 800
Poem:  “Tirza’s Lament”
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  My response to the “Once Upon a Midnight Dreary” challenge of January 2017: a poem written in the Gothic style.  I’m not sure Poe would approve of my attempt, but Tirza has always fascinated me, and she insisted on being part of this writing challenge.
Rating: K   Word Count: 248
Prudence and the Frog
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  What girl wouldn’t be distracted by Adam Cartwright’s presence in church? Shy, reserved Prudence Dane is no exception. Enter little Bobby, a baby frog, and…well, the devil makes her do it.
Rated: K  1250 words
Roll, Jenny, Roll
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  A lively folk song provides the framework for a closer look at Ben Cartwright’s loves…including a brief crush he had as a 15-year-old.
Rated:K+  WC 2800
The Strangest of Christmases
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  Written for the 2016 Bonanza Brand Advent Calendar.
Rating:  K (2,120 words)
While Shepherds Watched
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  “Real shepherds can be downright ornery,” Hoss tells his little brother, but 6-year-old Joe is determined to see for himself.
Rated: K+  WC 2900
Word of Honor
(by JoaniePaiute)
Summary:  Young Adam thinks his biggest problem is occupying 5-year-old Joe, so he can slip away and court pretty Annabelle. But when Roy Coffee has a truly “bad man” in his jail, and when Roy’s son Tommy is thrown into the mix, things can turn deadly in an instant.
Rated: T  WC 26,000

 

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Updated:  3.31.2017