The Lantern Man (by mcfair_58)

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?

Rated PG

7, 666 words

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The Squirrel’s Stash – Part 2 (by Questfan)

Summary: Some more Pinecone Challenges for my pet squirrel to chew over. Each chapter has a lyric prompt and had to be no more than 500 words.

Word Count: 5275  Rating: T

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Fear No Evil (By Questfan)

Summary: Based on The Kingdom of Fear episode. Ben, Hoss, Joe and Candy are captured and illegally found guilty of trespassing so they can be used as slave labour in a gold mine. There is no hope of escape and no hope of parole.

Word Count: 9621 Rating: T

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Keep Your Eyes on the Sun (by McFair)

Summary:  Nearly a year after Little Joe was kidnapped by Wade Bosh a new threat arises born of an old pain. Can the Cartwrights survive being drawn into the tangled web woven by the choices Rosey O’Rourke made long ago?

Rating:  T  (69,970 words)

Blood and Bread Series:  

Blood and Bread
Keep Your Eyes on the Sun

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The Cup of Bitterness (by Questfan)

Summary: After being cleared for shooting Zach Crenshaw in self-defense, Joe tried to square things with Zach’s father. While he thought he was helping Amos Crenshaw to dig a well, Amos had other plans for that hole. A WHI for “The Wormwood Cup.”

Word Count: 9,689 Rating: T

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The Squirrel’s Stash (By Questfan)

Summary: I’ve been playing in the Pinecone Challenge for a while and decided to post the collection here. Each chapter has a lyric prompt and had to be no more than 500 words.

Word Count: 5205 Rating: T

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Blood and Bread (by McFair)

Summary:  Twelve-year-old Little Joe is late for supper. Hop Sing is hopping mad and Adam is none too pleased. When he heads for the stable to look for his brother, Adam expects an argument – what he gets is something else entirely. Something that begins in terror and rolls on toward tragedy. Will the Cartwrights ever be the same?

Rated PG-13  (92,480 words)  Rating assigned for typical standard episodic TV Western violence and brutality.

Blood and Bread Series:  

Blood and Bread
Keep Your Eyes on the Sun

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Doubt That The Stars Are Fire (by McFair)

Summary:  Eight years have passed since Joe and Bella met. Both have experienced great tragedy. A letter from Ben Cartwright paves the way for them to meet again. But is it too late for their love?  This story takes place post-canon.

Rated PG-13 for adult situations, language, and intense emotional drama. However one section is rated M. (62,200 words)

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart Series:

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart
Sunshine With a Little Hurricane
In the Light as in the Darkness
Doubt that the Stars are Fire

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In the Darkness As In the Light (by McFair)

Summary:  A burned out stagecoach lies on its side, the victim of an Indian raid. There’s a name on the coach manifest that makes Joe Cartwright’s heart stand still. Can it be that Elizabeth Carnaby is dead? And, as the man who robbed the coach seeks personal vengeance against Ben Cartwright’s youngest son – can Joe himself survive?

Rated M.  The story is probably a PG-13 one, but for safety sake – and for the sake of one heavy duty romantic scene – I am calling it ‘M’.  Contained in that PG-13 rating would be western brutality and violence, and torture.  (101,760 words)

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart Series:

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart
Sunshine With a Little Hurricane
In the Light as in the Darkness
Doubt that the Stars are Fire

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230 total views, 4 views today