Most Recent Stories
Summary: Ben’s guilt-ridden slump during the Prime of Life unearths painful memories for his oldest son. Despite this, the boys try their hardest to meet the contract deadline on their own. In the end, it’s up to Hoss to make sure his older brother gets back on the right track again. A WHIB/WHN for The Prime of Life.
Rating: G Word Count: 7,380
Summary: There are three stories that can stand alone but are related. –Trapper John — Hoss meets a man in the mountains whose life intersects with the Cartwrights a number of times. –Suspicion — Adam’s relationship with Delphine leads to a disastrous turn of events and to Adam leaving, but he meets someone important in France, and on his return, he meets Trapper John. –Belladonna — Murder and what to do about the murderer are at the center of the story. A threat to Adam’s family brings the situation to a crisis.
Rating: T Word count: 60,428
Summary: A grateful Virginia City wants to both reward and exploit Little Joe’s valiant defense of the town, but Adam fears his young brother may be unable to handle his sudden newfound fame. Written for BoNaNo 2021. Rating: K+ Word count: 13, 175
Summary: “…if anyone in the wide world had a reason to be angry it was me.” A WHB (what happened before) for the episode “The Stranger”. Leduque’s POV.
Rating: T (for language)
Word Count: 600
Summary: During the intense first day of the Battle of the Wilderness, Adam finds himself staring down his youngest brother, someone he had hoped to heaven he’d never meet on the battlefield. A terrible day only gets worse when Adam realizes he and Joe aren’t wearing matching uniforms. Part one of the Allegiance Series.
Rating: G Word Count: 2197
Summary: A bullet, a question, and the unconditional love of a brother.
Word Count: 978
Summary: “Pa’d once told us boys that a person shouldn’t go into marriage thinking that they could change their spouse; they’d only tear each other apart in the end. It was a piece of advice that I’d nearly forgotten.” A missing scene from the episode The Courtship.
Word Count: 625
Summary: When a pistol-packing stranger starts asking questions about a Cartwright the moment he hits town, Sam, the bartender, knows trouble’s bound to follow.
WC = 2093, Rating = T
Summary: Inspired by a Pinecone prompt. Rating: K Word Count: 1400
Summary: A journey home turns into a nightmare that will never be forgotten.
Word Count: 3,618