Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Prequel

The Twelve-Year-Old Gunman (by BettyHT)

Summary:  How do you get a sixteen-year-old son or a younger brother to be careful with their first pistol?  You tell them the story of the oldest son and brother and his first pistol to teach them as well as make them willing to follow the rules. Written on another site as a challenge  to use cowboy lingo in a story; definitions are at the end of the story.
Rating: PG    Word count: 6,749

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Romance

Adrielle (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Adam is living and working in Paris during the World Exhibition of 1867. He meets a young flower vendor and is immediately smitten. The story is based on the Louis Marie De Schryver painting, La Rue Du Havre. A serial writing challenge done in short chapters. The chapter titles are in alphabetical order. A prequel to For The Love Of Maggie.

Rating: T WC:34378

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Equinox .(by Krystyna)

Summary: The Cartwrights face an unseen enemy who is preying upon the young women of Virginia City .. can it possibly be the man Adam suspects?

Rating: T (164,625 words)

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Posted in Action/Adventure Crossover Drama Hurt/Comfort

The Empty Casket (by Missjudy)

Summary: The final story of the trilogy of stories:  Trial of Jessica Hardy, Buried Alive, and now, The Empty Casket.  The first two stories told of Adam’s disappearance after being taken as a hostage by a woman bank robber, and then his return after months spent drugged in a mental hospital. When Buried Alive ended, Adam had left Carson City following a frosty reunion with his family that had left him feeling that for everyone’s sake, he should have died as Jessica Hardy, AKA Leslie Richter, meant for him to do.  This story picks up in San Francisco, where he has gone, hoping to find something about himself that is worth saving.  He meets someone who just might understand what he’s feeling, and recognize what he’s planning to do. Can this other “man in black” save Adam from himself? 

Rating: K+

Word Count: 28,000

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Posted in Drama Humor Short Stories

The Author (by Arien)

Summary:  While working on her latest story, an author gets a surprise visit.
Rating:  K+
Word Count:  778

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Hurt/Comfort

The Protector II – The Solitaire’s Song (by Sierra Girl)

Summary: It’s been a year since Adam returned to the Ponderosa together with a 12-year old girl that he rescued on his journey. Life is good, but troubles don’t stay away for long. Not only does an old acquaintance cause trouble for Adam, but the presence of Clara’s father still lingers like a black cloud. This is the sequel to ‘The Protector’ but can be read as a stand-alone story.

Rated: K+  (64,572 words)

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Not Guilty: Part Two, Justice Delayed (by BettyHT)

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

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

Not Guilty: Part One, Justice Denied (by BettyHT)

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

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Posted in Brothers Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Instead Writing Challenges

The Circumstance of His Return (by McFair_58)

A violent storm, a frightened mare, and the matter of his homecoming.  My entry for the 2021 ‘Man in Black’ challenge.  
Rated: PG
Word count: 10,999

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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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