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Posted in Drama Post Timeline

Keeping Watch (by AC1830)

Summary: Guilt and misplaced anger between two brothers after an accident with Adam’s young daughter cause a rift that might never heal. When a rescue becomes a search the Cartwrights finally learn the truth of what happened to the child, but will it bring healing or more hurt for the brothers?

Rating: G, Word Count: 3451


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Posted in Adam / Joe Hurt/Comfort What Happened Next/Later

Scars That Distort Reality (by HarpistforHim)

Summary: While it’s become abundantly clear that some hurts never heal, a small bullet wound and a night trapped out in the rain reveal that the scars that stick around do so with a vengeance. Every time Adam tries to take a step toward healing, his mind forces him to…


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Posted in Writing Challenges

Black Means Love (by AC1830)

Summary:  Are Black and Adam Cartwright synonymous? In more ways than one might think. 

Rating: K, Word count: 871


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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort

Aces and Eights (by BettyHT)

Summary: A poker game leads to some dire problems for Adam, but with the family members helping, a solution is found for those problems and for the ones that led up to that situation.
Rating: T  Word count: 11,327


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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Romance Short Stories Writing Challenges

Longings (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  Written in Response to the May 2023 – Double Drabble Prompts:  “Will he kiss me?” and “Metamorphosis!”
Rating:  Teen  (Words: 600)


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Posted in Ben Cartwright Poetry

I Saw Her Again (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Of love, loss, and hope for the future. A poem from Ben’s point of view.

Rating: K

Word Count: 202


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Posted in Adam Cartwright Humor Romance Short Stories

A Shady Encounter (by JC)

Adam entertains an old flame. Could it be love the second time around?
Rating: Teen Words: 750


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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

Detour Through a Snake Pit (by MissJudy)

Summary: !5-year-old Adam is awaiting a letter from San Francisco, but his plan to  check for its arrival at Cass’ store are detoured by his father’s directive to head the opposite direction for the day instead. Something about this feels off to Adam, and he lets his frustration at being kept from his simple request billow into anger. After hearing something that seems to confirm his feeling that all is not right with this situation; he lets his emotions ride unchecked, causing a chain of  painful events he has to sort through. He settles on writing it all out just as it happened, including each step and misstep he made and the feeling that drove it. Meanwhile his father will have to examine his part it what happened as well, and we see this conclusion through Adam’s eyes as well.

Rating: K          Word Count:  16841


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The Ride
Posted in Adam Cartwright Writing Challenges

The Counterfeit Affair (by AC1830)

Summary: After several failed romances, Adam claims he needs a break from romancing women. But as the saying goes, never say never.  Written for the 2022 Camp in the Pines. 

Rating: K, Word count: 10,216


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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Writing Challenges

Casey’s Candy Cane (by ElayneA)

Summary:  Not everyone has a family and Christmas can be a sad time. The Cartwrights throw a wonderful party where a special person gets a very special gift.
Rating: G Words 2065
Written for the 2022 Bonanza Brand Advent Calendar


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