This is the main page to find all of the Circle C Adventures' Lost Stories or Scenes.
Click on the links to read lost stories or scenes:
1. Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home
2. Christmas Interrupted
3. A Risky Solution to a Hot Day (original beginning of Trouble with Treasure)
4. Andrea Carter and the Terrible Secret (unfinished)
Lost Stories" category is the place where
Mrs. M unveils lost scenes, stories, and other tidbits that either did
not end up in the books or were stories she began but never found a
story "home" for them. It's a little like an "extended cut" version of a
movie. Well, the other day, Mrs. M's 11-year-old grandson Kevan asked,
"Why don't we ever get to see what's going on back at the ranch when
Andi's with the Gardunos?" (He and his brother are reading the Circle C
Adventures and doing the lapbooks and study guide for their literature
this year in their homeschool).
Good question, Kevan! As a matter of fact, when Mrs. M originally wrote Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home,
the story was much longer---43,000 words instead of the 36,000 words
she sent in. That's 7,000 words of LOST SCENES you may enjoy. They are
scenes Mrs. M cut out because they were what Kevan mentioned:
"meanwhile, back at the ranch . . ." One publisher had turned down the
story because of the shifting in scenes, so Mrs. M took them out. But . .
. she kept them.
For Kevan's enjoyment (and maybe yours too), Mrs. M will bring a series of "lost scenes" to fill in the blanks for readers of some of her early works (and a story that never made it into the Tales from the Circle C Ranch short-story collection).
hopes you find these "lost scenes" fun, and please excuse the
point-of-views shifts between characters. Just pretend you're watching a
TV episode. After all, these scenes never made it into the book, so why
worry about head-hopping?