Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

The Cave (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Caught in an ambush, three brothers have a chance to show what’s in their hearts and take on different roles than the usual.  The outlaws aren’t going to be easily defeated and rescue isn’t as near as they hoped.

Rating:  T  Word count = 6282

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Father and Sons (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Ben has a frank discussion with his sons about their relationship and the future after some changes have taken place.  It seems an appropriate story to post in the week before Father’s Day.  This is an expanded version of a pinecone.

Rating = PG  Word count = 1167

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Yuma (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  While attempting to fix a mistake that Joe made, Adam makes one far worse and with greater consequences for his future.  Eventually his family will be drawn into it too and with lessons learned, they will face the problems.

Rating = T  Word count = 24,418

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

A Confederacy of Dunces (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A pinecone expansion that grew exponentially, this story follows Adam on a journey where he takes action to support his convictions but ends up finding out his father was mostly correct in his assessment of the War.

rating = T  word count = 16,590

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to stories within this series are included.

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

Mustang Sally (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  On a trip to catch mustangs, Adam learns about breaking horses from an unlikely source.  This is an expansion of a Sourdough challenge from Bonanza Trailriders.

Rating: PG  Word count = 1142

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama

Lady Justice (byBettyHT)

SUMMARY:  This is my Chaps and Spurs entry for April.  The topic is temporary insanity which was introduced in that era and tried out as a defense at a fictional trial in Virginia City.  The jury is going to have to deal with a complex issue so the call goes out for better educated citizens, and guess who gets tapped for jury duty?

Rating:  PG  Word count = 1678

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

Only One Returns (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The third story in the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story takes the family on a dangerous ride.  Gunmen want to make a reputation by gunning down the fastest Cartwright, but he’s not willing to fight.  They decide on a way to draw him out while another brother faces personal tragedy that makes him examine what he’s doing with his life.

Rating:  T  Word count:  12,774

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

All the Lies I Tell Myself (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A sequel to A Confederacy of Dunces, this story is about Adam settling into life back on the Ponderosa and adjusting  to his limitations.  A man from Joe’s past shows up though with a plot that involves all the Cartwrights and complicates everything.

Rating = T  Word count = 11,208

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to the stories within this series are included.

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama Writing Challenges

My Name Is Moses Lincoln (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This is my March 2019 Chaps and Spurs entry.  The words to be used are massacre, reconstruction, sewing, citizen, and oversight.  A new hand at the Ponderosa stirs Joe’s suspicions but what he learns is not what he expected and is far more profound and life-changing too.

Rating:  PG  Word Count:  1669

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

Franklin Was Right (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  a continuation of the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story is about Adam adjusting to his role in life.   Although there are skills he has that are admired by many, Adam faces situations in which he wants the skills he no longer has.  His family is there to back him up until he makes the adjustment.

Rating = T  Word count = 12,726

A Confederacy of Dunces series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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