Summary: Written for the 2018 Missing Man Challenge – Add Adam into an episode as if he has always been there. I have chosen an episode from Season 12:6, Gideon the Good.
Rated: T Word Count: 8,148
Summary: A missing scene for the episode ‘A Matter of Circumstance’, which is one of my favorites. Left alone in the house with what may be a dying Joe, Hoss has a conversation with himself and makes a promise.
Rated G Word count: 2912
Summary: An angel. A messenger. Sent to bring news, sometimes good, often bad. Which was this, the one who gazed at me? Had she come to reward or punish me? To return me to my family or cut me down as I deserved? Forgive me, Adam, Pa. Mama, forgive your little Joseph. If only, I had known….
Rated PG-13 for brutality and violence, minor torture, and some uncomfortable language. Story contains words in use by some people in the South during the 1860s such as ‘dusky’, ‘bright’, and so on when referring to African Americans.
Word count: 71,074
Summary: My entry for BoNaNo 2017. A trip back from Sacramento takes a deadly turn and Joe is separated from his brothers. Believing he caused their deaths and left traumatised, Joe is picked up by a father and daughter who are heading for California.
Rating: T Word Count: 23,769
SUMMARY: Continuing the story of Ben and Rosey O’ Rourke. In this sequel to ‘Keep Your Eyes on the Sun’, things seem normal at the Ponderosa ranch. Ben, Adam and Hoss are hard at work and Little Joe is in trouble. What Joe’s family cannot know is that his trouble will soon draw them into a war that will end only when the victor possesses an ancient Chinese stone that, unbeknownst to them, has come to the Ponderosa.
Rated PG-13 for typical western violence and bad guy brutality.
Word count: 83,100
Other stories in this series:
Blood and Bread
Keep Your Eyes on the Sun
Thirty-Six Ways to Get out of Trouble
Summary: That baby brother of his, he could talk him into anythin’. They shoulda been home, but instead they ended up campin’ out near 13 year old Little Joe’s little gal’s house. All would have been well and good if’n only Joe’d have stayed put. But this was Joe and he didn’t. When he asked him how come, his baby brother said he didn’t know.
Was it a nightmare, Hoss wondered, that called Little Joe out into the mist and got him nearly drowned?
Or was it somethin’ else?
7, 666 words