Synopsis: Escape to the Ponderosa a What Happened Next Story. What would have happened if the army deserts/escapees had not made it tp Netta’s ranch… and instead had managed to get back to the Ponderosa?
SUMMARY: Trying to find shelter from a storm, the Cartwright brothers find another type of excitement at Smoky Joe’s Saloon that almost snares one of them forever.
Rating = T Word Count = 2640
SUMMARY: Part of the story is a prequel and part is in the canon era as what happened many years earlier spurs Ben to an action which then has to be explained to his younger sons.
Rating: T Word Count: 2555
Summary: A somewhat AU What Happened Instead for The First Born. While New Orleans had brought Marie into Ben’s life, it was also a breeding ground for lies, whispered rumours, family disputes and long-held hatred. It has long been said that revenge is a dish that is best served cold.
Word Count: 63028
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
Summary: Cattle are being eaten, and their picked-clean skeletons are being deposited near the lake, but when the Cartwrights investigate, they find a lot more than they ever bargained for … and the effects will last forever.
Rating: T (20,000 words)
SUMMARY: On a trip to catch mustangs, Adam learns about breaking horses from an unlikely source. Edited in a second Mustang Sally story based on a Pinecone challenge from Brand — McTeague.
Rating: PG Word count = 2215
SUMMARY: In Yuma, 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. Edited in a second story, Yuma, Lost and Found — it is a companion piece to the first part with the story told from Anne’s POV.
Rating = T Word count = 44,158
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.