Posted in Action/Adventure Ben Cartwright Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

Big Bad John (by BettyHT)

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


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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright Short Stories

No Way Back (by Jules)

Summary: Joe Cartwright thinks he is coming to help someone, but finds himself needing help getting back to reality.

Rating:  G
Word Count:  1001


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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hoss Cartwright Romance What Happened Instead

Broken Bonds (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The story is the WHI for She Walks In Beauty to answer the question of what might have happened if Regan stayed and she and Hoss married.  That decision would not only affect her and Hoss but Adam and the rest of the family as well.  Here is one version of what those effects might be.

Rating = T  Word Count = 33,467


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Posted in Drama Family Writing Challenges

Regret (by VCLS)

Summary: A newcomer to Virginia City talks the Cartwrights into a decision they wish they’d never made.

Rated: K+
Word count: 13,184


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adam, joe
Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Mystery

Double Cross (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  This started as a pinecone, Cousin Bette, but needed closure.  This is it.  Adam met a beautiful woman and the romance progressed rapidly.  But was it too rapid, and what else was going on?

Rating = T  Word count = 1667


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joe, adam, hoss, ben
Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Ben Cartwright Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Instead

A Dish Served Cold (by Questfan)

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.

Rating: T

Word Count: 63028


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Posted in Brothers Drama Writing Challenges

Shadows and Fears (by VCLS)

Summary: As the Cartwright brothers and Candy travel home from Sacramento in the summer of 1862, the journey takes an unexpected, and possibly deadly, twist, leaving Ben worried, with no idea what kind of mess they’re tangled in, who the enemy is, or what is wanted.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 14,800


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Elizabeth, my love
Posted in Drama Family Hurt/Comfort Mystery

Fragments (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  One man faces execution for a crime he didn’t commit, another suffers a terrible beating, and Proud Mary is at the center of the controversy but can’t help.  The whole family will have to work together to untangle the mystery, but the question is whether it will be in time to prevent tragedy.  That depends on how much Adam can remember.

Rating = T  Word count = 4632


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Posted in Drama Family Writing Challenges

Turmoil (by Belle)

Summary: When family is in danger, should the past remain forgotten?
Rated: K+
Word Count: 9829


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Posted in Drama Family Writing Challenges

Truth Will Out (by Bakerj)

Summary: Can the Cartwright family strength overcome the trouble brought to them by an ambitious man and his pretty daughter?
Rating: K+
Word Count: 9532


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