Posted in Drama Humor Mystery What Happened Instead

The Search (by Monette)

Summary: Adam is accused of things he didn’t do. When he finds a strange message left behind in Virginia City, he starts out on a quest to save his identity.

Rating PG.  Word count 14,248

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

When Grace Heals a Broken Spirit (by Missjudy)

Summary:  The Triangle episode has always bothered me. It showed an upbeat Adam who was always chipper and jolly. Yet he’d been seriously injured, and was not having optimal outcomes when it came to walking again. He would certainly have gone through some very dark times while considering his future in a wheel chair.  In addition, he had to have felt Laura’s coolness and emotional absence, since she loved Will. This is my personal adaptation of that episode with a little backstory. It is a realistic and gritty look at the likely medical outcomes of the fall; the emotional battles Adam would have faced, and the power of brotherly love.

Rating: K

Word Count: 17425

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

Difficult Roads (by mcfair_58)

Summary: Ben Cartwright’s young sons are under threat. Could a secret long buried be the reason? And if so, just whose secret is it?

Word Count: 66,559

Rated PG-13 for racial slurs and western style brutality and violence

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The Photograph (by StephanieJ)

Synopsis: Afraid that some day he’ll lose his father or brothers, Little Joe feels he needs photographs of his family to help keep his memories alive. But trying to convince his family to take time off to get their pictures taken proves difficult. It takes a tragedy for Ben to realize how important the Photograph really is.
Rating: PG
Words: 14,400

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Missing Scene What Happened Next/Later

Last Minute Miracle (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A WHIB for the episode The Honor of Cochise. What was happening back at the camp while Ben was riding as fast as he could to Fort Barry? Read, and find out.

Rated: T (a strong T for racism, gore, and minor bad language)

Word Count: 1,313

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Escape to the Ponderosa – a WHI (by Starbuck)

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?
Rating: PG
3,875 words

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later

Lassiter (by Krystyna)

Summary:  It’s been two years since the events that almost saw two of the Cartwrights hung for a crime they didn’t commit.

Rating:  T  (6,550 words)

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East, West: Home’s Best–The Westerners (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: To help Adam’s friend George, Little Joe has impulsively boarded a ship for Boston. Now it’s up to Adam to chase him down and bring him home.
Rating: K (97,504 words)
Links to the stories in this series are included within.

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When Lies Wound a Broken Heart (by Missjudy)

Summary: Ben’s presence with his family is sporadic and brief. Adam is feeling frazzled with running the ranch and caring for his brothers. Hop Sing is holding his breath wondering if the family can ever be the same, and Little Joe has heard something in town that his very young heart believes, despite all evidence to the contrary. (A prequel)

Rating: K

Word Count: 9990

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A Different Kind of Desert (by McFair)

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Joe Cartwright dropped his gaze to the vast forest before him with its tall pines, low bushes, and tangled undergrowth – all of them buried in three to four foot high drifts. He was alone. All around him was silence and snow. Winter was a whole different kind of desert.
Rated: PG-13 for mild language and Western violence and brutality
Word count: 20,913

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