A Jack of Spades (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: This began as a Pinecone but I couldn’t fit it all in there so here is the rest of the story — Little Joe Cartwright finds that having skill with a pistol and a fast draw isn’t the same as being good in a gunfight, and he has second thoughts about whether he should have gotten himself into such a predicament.

rating = T word count = 1156

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The Friendship Game (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  It’s tough being a 14-year old boy, but it’s especially hard when you have little brothers, a friend you’re eager to impress and the added complication of those creatures from another planet…girls!  Will Adam survive his first forays with the opposite sex in one piece, and still have a friend at the end of it?

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:   K+ 13,535 words

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The Flume (by Hart4Ben)

Summary:  The timber industry is booming. Anxious to truly use his skills and attempt to make the Ponderosa financially secure for years to come, Adam proposes constructing a narrow gauge rail line and flume from Tahoe to Empire City. But there is a price for becoming a major player in this high stakes game.

Written for the 2018 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament. 

Rated:  T  8,870 words

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