Posted in Drama

The First Ponderosa Thanksgiving (by BettyHT)

Summary: The celebration is held in the true spirit of the holiday as proclaimed by President Lincoln, but there is melancholy too.
Rating: PG  Word count: 1,692

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later

Breaking the Bonds of Winter (by BettyHT)

Summary: the brothers break through the usual limits to have spring adventures and forget winter doldrums by visiting those they met in Springtime.
Rating: PG  Word count: 9,940

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

That Sad Birthday (by BettyHT)

Summary: It’s always a question as to how to commemorate the birthdays of those one has lost. For the Cartwrights, those days were days to celebrate and remember the best of each loved one no longer with them. Then they faced the most devastating loss of all, and the tradition seemed inadequate.
PG  Word count = 3,601

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family

Ya Gotta Believe (by BettyHT)

Summary: There are many ways of believing whether it is in the spirits of Halloween, in Santa, in promises and dreams, or in each other. The story is about how believing has an impact on the Cartwright family.
Rating: PG  Word count: 3,581

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family Spooky / Supernatural

Three ‘O Stories for Halloween (by BettyHT)

Summary: Oration on My Life’s Work – one of the Cartwrights in the mode of a self-appointed avenging angel and working hard to make sure no one knows his choice of a second job.
Old Stage Station –  otherworldly goings-on for Joe and Adam in an eerie and chilling mystery that almost sends one brother home without the other. 
On Living the Nightmare – Ben has trouble accepting his sons’ choices for wives; numerous references to ladies featured in Bonanza episodes.
rating = T  word count = 4,874

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Posted in Alternate Universe Family Spooky / Supernatural

Can’t They See Me? (by BettyHT)

Summary: After a tragedy, who died, and who is still living? How did some survive? What makes a hero?
Rating: T  Word count: 2,415

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Posted in Adam / Hoss Mystery Prequel

The Light In the Forest (by BettyHT)

Summary: There’s a mysterious spooky light, a mesmerized older brother, a worried Hoss who has heard some stories from Hop Sing that give him reason to worry, and a bad situation that Ben has to handle. 
rating: T  word count: 2185

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Alternate Universe Drama Writing Challenges

The Artist (by BettyHT)

Summary: Adam fails in a task that haunts him, but the aftermath is haunting to everyone because no one can understand what happens next. 
PG 2,128

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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright Missing Scene Writing Challenges

Setting a Trap (by BettyHT)

Summary: A WHIB for the Lady From Baltimore, it’s the story of the night after Joe confronts Adam and the next day when the Bannings leave the Ponderosa. The story is told completely from Joe’s POV and in his voice.
rating: T  word count: 1,655

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Posted in Action/Adventure Adam Cartwright Alternate Universe

Ride, Ride, Ride (by BettyHT)

Summary: Adam meets a man by coincidence on several trips, but eventually, it is by design and leads to a new direction in his life.
Rating: T  Word count: 21,713

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