Summary: There are three stories that can stand alone but are related. –Trapper John — Hoss meets a man in the mountains whose life intersects with the Cartwrights a number of times. –Suspicion — Adam’s relationship with Delphine leads to a disastrous turn of events and to Adam leaving, but he meets someone important in France, and on his return, he meets Trapper John. –Belladonna — Murder and what to do about the murderer are at the center of the story. A threat to Adam’s family brings the situation to a crisis.
Rating: T Word count: 60,428
Summary: I didn’t think I would have a Christmas story this year, but I found two old story prompts in a folder and used them. The first two paragraphs of this story are those prompts with a few alterations, and the rest of the story is mine. A snowstorm leads to some changes for two families.
Rating: PG Word count: 5409
Summary: A ‘guest’ at the Ponderosa reveals a secret that Adam had warned his father would inevitably be found out. The family has to deal with the aftermath of the cruel truth.
Rating: T Word count: 12,471
Summary: Adam gets some bad news but decides to use those circumstances to do a good deed. That whole situation turns out to be far more complicated and dangerous than he had imagined until it affects his whole family.
Rating: T Word count: 18,031
Summary: In the last of the series, the story is all about Adam, Hoss, and Joe. There’s a hunting trip with their dogs, a hero who emerges after a case of mistaken identity, and then the plot for their sweet revenge. Some of this material was originally in the previous story, but when I edited it out, I saved it to create this story. You may notice how it overlaps part of what happened in that story.
Rating: T Word Count: 10,703
Summary: Adam gets involved in two cases for the government, but his new career leads to his father having some very bad luck. The whole family has to come together to resolve the issues.
Rating – T Word count – 15,685
Summary: What was Adam thinking as not only Bill Enders challenged his story, but his family, friends, and townspeople all doubted his version of events leading up to Toby being murdered? A companion piece for the episode, it makes sense only if you are familiar with The Ride.
Rating: PG Word count: 2,105
Summary: After more than five years since Adam was forced to leave, his family has a lot of questions, but it will take time and some luck to get the answers they want, and then they may find they don’t like all the answers either.
Rating: T Word Count: 41,355
Summary: Joe makes a serious mistake and Adam agrees to help him fix things only to find that he puts himself into a greater problem as others make too many mistakes as well. Adam needs more help than Joe did, but that help is slow in arriving.
Rating: T Word count: 35,315
Summary: Some haunting family history comes back to create problems for the Cartwrights until the true nature of the evil can be dug up. The theme fits the Halloween season, but this is not a spooky story.
Rating: T Word Count: 5,217