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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Romance

Mud in Your Eye (by BettyHT)

Summary:  On a trip via muddy roads, Adam gets to know a feisty young woman, and their verbal jousting begins but doesn’t stop there.  However there are numerous twists and turns in this story with the rest of the family getting involved too, some in a good way, and some not so good.
Rating: T  Word Count: 20,439

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Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

A Rose for Mama (by AC1830)

Summary: Adam and Hoss have a surprise for Marie

Rating – K, Word Count – 748

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Posted in Drama Family Hop Sing Prequel Writing Challenges

Second Son (by Sierras)

Marie feels fear after the birth of her son, Joseph. Can she hold him forever? Rating: G Word Count: 764

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Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

Obloquy (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Ben is compelled to defend Marie’s honor.  A prequel written for Brand’s Mother’s Day Challenge. Rating: T Word Count: 1900

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Posted in Hoss Cartwright Missing Scene What Happened Before

The Pickle (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Just how did Hoss end up being the caretaker for two, little, troublemaking girls? The opening scene we were denied in Gallagher’s Sons. 

Rating: K+

Word Count: 1,259

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Poetry Romance

The Maiden With the Chestnut Hair (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: The captain’s daughter as seen through the eyes of a young, handsome sailor. Ben/Elizabeth.

Rating: K

Word Count: 172

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Posted in Drama

Buried Alive (By Missjudy)

Summary: This is a sequel to The Trial of Jessica Hardy. Four months have passed since Adam’s disappearance and presumed death, and life has taken on a more normal flow for the Cartwright’s who have conquered their grief to find joy again.  But just as things begin to even out, a series of coincidences and incidents bring them  back to the woman accused of  causing Adam’s death. The Cartwrights will become instrumental in helping others, while learning the truth of what happened to Adam. 

Rating: T – But only for adult themes and conversations. No overt situations

Word Count:  32615

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Posted in Hoss Cartwright Hurt/Comfort Missing Scene Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

A Matter of Guilt (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A WHIB (what happened in  between) for the episode “A Matter of Circumstance”. Ben and Hoss worry and wait for word of Joe’s condition.

Rated: K+

Word Count: 975

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Posted in Drama Humor Joe Cartwright Missing Scene Short Stories

Amy (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Gone was the awkward school girl I’d once known. In her place was an enticing young woman…. Joe’s thoughts after his first encounter with Amy.

Rating: T (a mild T for light language and hormonal, teenage thoughts)

Word Count: 554

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Posted in Drama Mystery

The Trial of Jessica Hardy (By Missjudy)

Summary: Virginia City is in the middle of a trial for a woman charged with bank robbery, kidnapping and murder. There are two factors whipping the town into a frenzy of activity: If convicted, Jessica Hardy could be the first woman sentenced to hang in the United States. The second part that has left the community in turmoil is that the person she’s accused of kidnapping and murdering, is Adam Cartwright.  The story is told from her perspective as she tries to convince the people on the jury that Adam was not the man they thought him to be; a man so tired and hateful of his family that he would use unthinkable methods to get away from them.

Rating: G  but with adult themes

Word Count: 12,6000

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