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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Rendezvous (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  For the first time, the four Cartwright brothers meet.  It’s a time to get to know one another and for the older brothers to share stories with Jamie so that he can better understand the family members including their father.

Rating:  T  Word count = 3273

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Posted in Drama Humor Romance

A Gal Named Sal (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Hoss and Joe hire a new ranch hand while on a trip to purchase horses. Aware of the potential for problems, they could not have imagined the stir the new hand would make.

Rating: T WC: 13926

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Posted in Alternate Universe Humor

On the Other Hand (by pjb)

Summary: The studio executives find themselves caught between the series regulars, who want some fresh new story lines, and the fans, who want . . . well, you’ll see.

Rating: PG

Word count: 2,650

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Posted in Action/Adventure Writing Challenges

Stagecoach (by VCLS)

Summary: A call for help and a stagecoach ride into trouble, brings danger for the Cartwright brothers.

Rated: T WC 17,185

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Posted in Prequel

The Power of the Lake (by AC1830)

Summary: Whether it’s for a crisis, a romance, or good old family fun, the Cartwrights are drawn to Lake Tahoe. 

Rating – K, WC – 1603

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Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

Reputation (by Patina)

Summary: A What-Happened-In-Between for the Julia Bulette Story. Some wounds never heal.

Rating: T (935 words)

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Posted in Drama

A Moment in Time (by JulieS)

Summary: Ben’s life is in danger and so the boys devise a plan to get him out off the ranch without him knowing the real reason why. The task falls upon Hoss and Candy, who both realise that it’s going to be hard to keep Ben safe and in the dark. (18th story in the series)

Rating: PG

Word Count: 6,711

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Fright / Supernatural / Spooky / Horror / Scary Humor Mystery

The Ballad of Tahoe Tessie (by sandspur)

Summary:  Cattle are being eaten, and their picked-clean skeletons are being deposited near the lake, but when the Cartwrights investigate, they find a lot more than they ever bargained for … and the effects will last forever.

Rating: T (20,000 words)

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

SCHOOLMASTER (by Bakerj)

Summary: Little Joe’s hopes to leave school are dashed by Adam’s interference. Then the arrival of a tyrannical substitute schoolmaster’s brings trouble for the children and takes Little Joe’s relationship with his family to breaking point. But will something far darker in the man prove even more dangerous for Little Joe?

Word Count – 20,868 Rating MA – For adult themes. Child punishment, cruelty and spanking.

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Posted in Missing Scene What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

Dangerous Liaison: The Countess (by BluewindFarm)

Summary: The Cartwrights had pulled it off; successfully defended the Ponderosa without firing a single gunshot. Yet, the triumph was overshadowed by a persistent question; was anyone truly a winner or a loser when it came to a bittersweet memory from the past?

Rating: G (595 words)

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