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Difficult Roads (by mcfair_58)

Summary: Ben Cartwright’s young sons are under threat. Could a secret long buried be the reason? And if so, just whose secret is it?

Word Count: 66,559

Rated PG-13 for racial slurs and western style brutality and violence

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A Different Kind of Desert (by McFair)

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Joe Cartwright dropped his gaze to the vast forest before him with its tall pines, low bushes, and tangled undergrowth – all of them buried in three to four foot high drifts. He was alone. All around him was silence and snow. Winter was a whole different kind of desert.
Rated: PG-13 for mild language and Western violence and brutality
Word count: 20,913

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Posted in Drama Prequel What Happened Before What Happened Next/Later

A Man That Studieth Revenge (mcfair_58)

Summary:  A WHB & WHN for ‘The Last Haircut’, ‘Marie, My Love’, and ‘The Hayburner’ with a nod to ‘The Truckee Strip’ and ‘The Crucible’. Everyone in Virginia City knew Duke Miller had gotten away with murder, but there were few who knew he had done it before. At the heart of his hate lay one man and but a single goal: the complete and total destruction of Joe Cartwright.

Rated PG-13 for Western brutality and lots of angst and SJS

Word count: 72,114

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A Christmas Kiss (by mcfair_58)

Summary: All sixteen-year-old Hoss wanted for Christmas was a kiss from Ellie Miller. He was so excited he set off for the Millers’ place before his brothers. Instead of a kiss, Hoss was soon hoping for a Christmas miracle….

Rated: PG
Word Count: 8081

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Posted in Crossover Drama Hurt/Comfort Spooky / Supernatural What Happened Next/Later

Louise (by mcfair_58)

Summary: Joseph Cartwright is a haunted man. He can’t forget the woman he met in Martinville. Little does he know, she remembers him as well and has made a pact with the Devil to make certain he will be hers for eternity. A WHN for the Bonanza episode Twilight Town.  The characters of Nicholas, Janette, and Lucien LaCroix were originally created by  Barney Cohan and James D. Parrott for the TV series Forever Knight. 

Word count: 38,844

Rated: PG-13

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Posted in Drama

A Little Bit of Heaven – a tribute (by mcfair_58)

Summary: This was written for Michael Landon’s 83rd birthday.  He may be gone but he will never be forgotten!  Joe and Hoss have a discussion.

Word count: 1216

Rated: G

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Posted in Drama Spooky / Supernatural

When the Autumn Moon is Bright (by mcfair_58)

Summary: Adam goes looking for his little brother in the woods on All Hallows Eve and finds more than he bargains for.

Word count: 2497

Rated: PG

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel Romance

Heart of Stone (by mcfair_58)

Summary: A new school teacher comes to town and Adam and Hoss fear their little brother is growing too attached to her. Little do they know that the real danger is to their father. Will Ben’s heart break if he dares to love again, and what secrets does this mysterious woman hold?

Word count: 50,584

Rated: PG-13 

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Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories

Her Angel Arms (mcfair_58)

For all the mothers out there who give us so much.
An innocent comment by the reverend at church sends 40 year old Ben Cartwright on a journey into his young son’s hearts.  
Rated: G
Word count: 3427

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Missing Scene What Happened Next/Later

The Blows of Sound (mcfair_58)

A WHN and Missing Scene story for ‘The Stillness Within’.  While rewatching the episode I realized that, after the first commercial break, while Doc Martin was examining him, Joe says it’s been a month since he was blinded.  Say WHAT??  This tale explores what happened between the explosion and Paul’s examination of Joe, as well as what happened during that missing month and ends after Miss Dobbs’ departure.   

Word count: 18,320 Rated: PG

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