This story made me laugh! Sheriff Coffee's idea for helping Joe is very clever...much more effective than just talking to him solemnly about how he has to go to school. I also liked that one of Joe's motivations for not wanting to go to school was missing Adam; Adam's leaving for college must have made a big impression on him at that age. Great take on the prompt, littlejoenice!
I love this so much, littlejoenice! You did a wonderful job. I almost squealed reading this-- it's so cute!
I laughed myself when I wrote it. I'm really glad you enjoyed it, SteamEngine99.
That's a nice little story. Little Joe is cute. Roy is a nice father figure. I can picture him being fatherly to the Cartwright boys.
A sweet story.
Little Joe is so adorable.
The sheriff is a very wise man. Too bad he never had any children.
He sure made an impact on joe's life.
I enjoyed this very much.
I'm glad you liked it, Tahoe Lee. I don't get a chance to work much with Roy's character, and this was a fun way to make him more of central part of the story.
What a cute story! I love the addition of Sheriff Coffee to be the one to help teach Joe a lesson.
I'm glad you liked it, daisy. I figured Sheriff Coffee would be the right one to help out.
A cute story with hints of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".
The prompt this was written for, Ponderosa Prospects, offers writers the chance to take a situation and make it their own, and littlejoenice, you've certainly done that. It's clever and I especially enjoy any story that captures Roy's intuition and thoughtfulness. Thanks for the story.
Thanks, Tracy. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Dickens, huh? I wasn't even thinking of that when I wrote it! lol