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: The ending of the pilot has always bothered me. Would Alphaeus Troy and the mine owners really have given up that easily? What if the fight in China town had ended differently and Little Joe never made that dinner date with Lotta Crabtree…?
Word Count: 21,226
Summary: A WHI for A House Divided. “Father against son, brother against brother. A house divided against itself cannot not stand.” What if Adam did leave in order to keep peace in the family? This is a journey of healing for the Cartwright family and some newfound friends.
Rating = T, Word Count = 14415
Summary: Written for the 2018 Missing Man Challenge – Add Adam into an episode as if he has always been there. I have chosen an episode from Season 12:6, Gideon the Good.
Rated: T Word Count: 8,148
Summary: A WHI for A Home For Jamie, screen play written by Jean Holloway. This piece primarily covers the gap between Jamie rescuing his grandfather and the final scene of the episode.
Rating: K+ Word Count: 3933
Summary: When Ben and Inger left her brother Gunnar in Illinois (Inger, My Love), he was searching for his purpose in life, heading to the Canadian gold fields. The Last Viking showed he maintained his wild side. But how would his life have turned out if he had listened to his sister’s words? A WHI for The Last Viking.
Written for the Bonanza Brand 2018 Ancestry Challenge – Several relatives of the Cartwrights have turned up from time to time. Are there more and what effect do they have on the Cartwrights?
Rating – K+, WC – 5547
Summary – A young woman’s sudden departure from Virginia City leaves heartache and anger behind. After an eight-year absence, she returns home hoping to reconcile with the ones she left behind.
Rating – T, Word Count – 9751
Summary: Unexpected guests arrive at the Ponderosa on Halloween night. Includes a re-imagining of events depicted in “The Strange One” (Season 7).
Rating: K+ (3702 words)
Summary: Adam finds himself in dire straits and needs help to extricate himself, but he has to flee to avoid worse trouble. He makes a friend but manipulation takes from him something he had hoped never to lose. His family worries about him and wonders if he will keep his promise to come home one day.
Rating = T WC = 25,590
Summary: The arrival of a range detective in Virginia City means trouble for Adam in more ways than one. (A WHI for The Flannel-Mouth Gun, part of the Ties That Bind AU series)
Rating: T (13,258 words)
Ties That Bind Series, links to stories of this series included.