Summary: Jamie meets another adopted member of the Cartwright clan. Originally written for the March 2017 Pinecone challenge, and expanded for inclusion here. Prompt: Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. (Kris Kristofferson)
Summary: Adam has been back from college for a few months but is having a hard time settling in with the ranch hands and his brothers. Through the wisdom of his father he learns some lessons about being a boss and a brother. A What-Happens-Years-Before the episode The Grand Swing.
Summary: A day in the lives of Ben and Hoss Cartwright. Ben decides that his wife, Kate, and his daughter-in-law, Gabrielle, should have a day out away from the children. The 4th story in the Ben Brown series.
SUMMARY: Sitting in a campsite in the dark, two brothers can share what might be difficult to admit in other circumstances and perhaps say more than might be prudent to divulge. This is an expanded pinecone.
SUMMARY: In this story, Adam has returned home but is not sure of what to do and if he should stay. It’s a romance, but a bumpy one as there are detours involving all consuming work, tragedy, and life threatening trouble that will fully engage his mind and his heart until he has found his place and his future.
SUMMARY: This began as a Pinecone but I couldn’t fit it all in there so here is the rest of the story — Little Joe Cartwright finds that having skill with a pistol and a fast draw isn’t the same as being good in a gunfight, and he has second thoughts about whether he should have gotten himself into such a predicament.
Summary: The brothers share a bittersweet day. Written for the July 15 Pinecone Challenge and (very slightly) expanded for inclusion here. Prompt/lyrics: God only knows what I’d be without you. (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher)