Broken Ballad
Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama

Night Rider (by AC1830)

Summary – Adam is the Man in Black but he also is a Man of the Night. Many times we see him heading out for a ride after the sun has set. These vignettes explore some of the reasons he’s a Night Rider. 

WC – 2064, Rating – K

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Posted in Adam/Pa Drama Post Timeline

A Dream Come True (by AC1830)

Summary: A child’s innocent question leads to memories for Ben and Adam, and a special moment with Adam’s young son.

Rating: K, Word Count: 2891

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Drama Writing Challenges

A Stitch in Time (by AC1830)

Summary: Christmas is a season for surprises, especially when one of Ben’s hidden talents helps out two special ladies in his life.
Written for day 16 of the 2021 Advent Calendar.
Rating: G
Word Count:  2485

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Posted in Adam Cartwright What Happened Next/Later

A Man for Breakfast (by AC1830)

Summary: When a pistol-packing stranger starts asking questions about a Cartwright the moment he hits town, Sam, the bartender, knows trouble’s bound to follow.    

WC = 2093, Rating = T

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Writing Challenges

Springtime Vignettes (by AC1830)

Summary: A collection of three vignettes based on three Springtime themes – mud, allergies, and memories. 

Rating: K, Word Count: 2676

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Post Timeline Short Stories

Grandfatherhood (by AC1830)

Summary: Ben reflects on the wonder of being a father and a grandfather. A Father’s Day tribute.

Rating: K, Word count: 518

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Posted in Adam / Hoss Prequel Writing Challenges

A Rose for Mama (by AC1830)

Summary: Adam and Hoss have a surprise for Marie

Rating – K, Word Count – 748

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Missing Scene What Happened Next/Later

The Roar of the Lion (by AC1830)

Summary: Ben reflects on how much life can change within the span of one month, especially when it involves one of his sons. 

Rating: K
Word Count – 2922

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A Gift that Grows (by AC1830)

Summary – Marty Johnson is spunky, talented, and a dreamer. After attending art school in San Francisco, she returns home to her grandfather who is now living in Virginia City. These are two short WHN stories for The Way Station.

In Chasing Rainbows – Marty settles into her new home, and has a new dream. Will this one come true, too, or is it just another elusive rainbow?

In The Art of Life – Someone is leaving anonymous gifts around Virginia City and Adam Cartwright’s curiosity is piqued to discover who and why.

Rating: K
Word Count: 10,814

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Posted in Brothers Drama Writing Challenges

The Mitten Angels (by AC1830)

Summary: When a young doctor arrives at the Mormon settlement near the Sierras, he finds his roots and discovers the community has not one, not two, but three Mitten Angels.

Rating:  G  6,370 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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