Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Next/Later

A Better Man (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A story to try to answer questions left unanswered in The Crucible, it begins with Adam’s attempt to leave Kane’s camp at night.  The first part is a WHIB and then it will be a WHN when Adam is rescued and has to answer some questions to himself and to his family trying to understand what happened and make sense of it.  

rating – T    WC = 13,659

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

A Child is Born (by BettyHT)

A Child Is Born was included in the 2017 Advent Calendar Collection.  Click ‘Comments’ or “Leave a Comment” above to leave comments for the author.  Or click Read More … below for a link to the story.

Summary:  An unexpected visitor stirs up confusion when Adam keeps a promise.

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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 Drama Writing Challenges

A Degree In Engineering Can Be Deadly (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Written for the Thinking Man Challenge.  Adam’s education gets him into a dangerous situation when bank robbers decide he’s the man they need to send into a mine and retrieve their loot from a bank robbery.  One big problem, the mine tunnel is partially collapsed from an earthquake.  

rating = PG    WC = 3865

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Posted in Drama Humor

A Father’s Work Is Never Done (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A series of vignettes about Ben’s role as father to three sons.  There’s a mixture of humor, concern, anger, regret, and joy so it’s much like the emotions any parent might feel at various times with their children.  

Rating:  PG   WC = 9395

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Posted in Drama MA-Rated Writing Challenges

A Gift (by BettyHT)

Summary: How do the three Cartwright sons react to the plight of a young woman who needs a Man of Steel?  The issue arises when Joe brings home the ad from The Soiled Dove Society.

This is a sexually explicit story.  If that offends you in any way, do not continue to the story.

rating = MA  word count = 2025

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

A Hard Place (by BettyHT)

Summary:  After a cattle drive, Adam gets sick, and when Ben starts getting some of the same symptoms, Joe finds that he has to be the one making the decisions on the journey home. It’s a tough job especially because the outlaws trailing them think they have the money from the cattle drive with them.  Joe has to come up with a plan or two to get them out of all these problems and save their lives.

Rating = T   WC = 12,477

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Posted in Drama

A Jack of Spades (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: This began as a Pinecone but I couldn’t fit it all in there so here is the rest of the story — Little Joe Cartwright finds that having skill with a pistol and a fast draw isn’t the same as being good in a gunfight, and he has second thoughts about whether he should have gotten himself into such a predicament.

rating = T word count = 1156

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama What Happened Next/Later

A Journey Revisited (by BettyHT)

Summary: The trouble over Regan Miller leads to a frank discussion between Hoss and Adam and a trip to find Inger’s grave. Trouble happens along the way as the two brothers rebuild their relationship. WHN for She Walks In Beauty and somewhat for A Journey Remembered.  It’s a mostly lighthearted tale and ends with a meaningful Christmas gift.

rating = T WC = 11,500

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Posted in Drama Post Timeline

A Masquerade (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: A set of new projects brings with it a set of new problems, new partners, and a dangerous foe. The story continues the adventures of Adam and Kitty that started in At Odds.

rating = T word count = 13, 986

At Odds Series, links to all the stories for this series included.

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