All the Butterflies Have Broken Wings (mcfair_58)

A WHN for both the episode ‘A Time to Step Down’ and ‘Lonely House’. Five years have passed and Trock has been released from prison and returned to marry Lee Bolden. Little does the former bank robber know, but his past is about to catch up to him – and Joe Cartwright – in the form of a man whose dark secret only Dan Tollivar knows. A note for the Adam-gals, your feller is home for a visit.

Word count: 61,659 

Rated: PG-13 for adult situations and innuendo, torture, and typical Western violence and brutality

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What Comes Around (by Missjudy)

Summary: Ben took the leadership of his wagon train when the group decided to keep moving to Fort Laramie after the tragedy at Ash Hollow. With their journey nearly complete, Ben rides ahead to make arrangements with the cavalry at the fort, leaving others to move the wagons the 15 miles from the final campsite. He’s excited to see his group arrive, but soon realizes all is not well.

Rating: K      Word Count: 16,263

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Dead Ringer (by Inca ‘aka Tye’)

Summary:  What is the sinister secret of the mysterious house on the cliff?  Adam and Joe are about to find out – the hard way.

WC: 16,570  Rating: T

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Redemption (by Questfan)

Summary: My entry for BoNaNo 2018 as well as the Crossover Challenge. After a chance encounter in his youth, Joe meets up with the man again under trying circumstances.

Rating: T Word Count: 14,309

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The Protector (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  After six years away, Adam is on his way home. But events conspire against him to delay his long anticipated return, and he finds himself up to his eyes in a plight that threatens both his life and those around him. With his father and brothers one step behind, will they be able to reach him in time to bring him home to the Ponderosa.

Rated: T    (49,558 words)

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Polka Dots and Tears (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Delayed on a trip home from Sacramento to the point that his family searched for him, Adam suddenly appears on the Ponderosa but wounded and wearing clothing clearly not his.  Joe is the one to find him but has no answers only questions for the unconscious man.  A quest for answers will lead to a variety of trouble for family members.

Rating:  T   Word Count:  13,833

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The Lady with Yellow Hair (by mcfair_58)

My apologies, I uploaded this story during December and forgot to press Publish.

Summary: Each year at Christmas a beautiful lady graces the Cartwright’s Ponderosa ranch house. From her post high atop their tree the little angel with cornflower yellow hair watches them. A smile lights her face for she knows that, without her, Ben Cartwright’s life would have been very different…

Word count: 7489
Rated: G

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