Posted in Alternate Universe Crossover Joe Cartwright Mystery Prequel Writing Challenges

Enigma on the Ponderosa (by wx4rmk)

Summary: Mysterious things are happening on the Ponderosa and Little Joe is on a mission to figure them out by any means possible. Written for the 2022 Camp In The Pines. 

Rating: K / Word Count: 4897

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Posted in Mystery Prequel

The Light In the Forest (by BettyHT)

Summary: There’s a mysterious spooky light, a mesmerized older brother, a worried Hoss who has heard some stories from Hop Sing that give him reason to worry, and a bad situation that Ben has to handle. 
rating: T  word count: 2185

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Posted in Action/Adventure Family Humor Joe Cartwright Mystery Prequel

The Misadventures of Little Joe Cartwright ~ Book II (by bahj)

Summary: Little Joe’s misadventures continue when he once again finds himself face to face with an old nemesis. This story is a continuation of “The Misadventures of Little Joe Cartwright ~ Book I” and includes many references to that story but can be read as a stand alone :0)

Rated: PG

Word Count : 34,602
Part of the Misadventure Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Drama Family Mystery

Grandmother Cartwright and the Vampire Curse (by BettyHT)

Summary: Some haunting family history comes back to create problems for the Cartwrights until the true nature of the evil can be dug up.  The theme fits the Halloween season, but this is not a spooky story.
Rating: T  Word Count: 5,217

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Alternate Universe Drama Mystery

A Devious Affair (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A sequel to A Twisted Affair, this story shows how Adam faces a complex plot against him that gets more dangerous as each step fails to achieve its objective.
Rating: T   Word count:  12,184
The Affair Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Mystery

The Trial of Jessica Hardy (By Missjudy)

Summary: Virginia City is in the middle of a trial for a woman charged with bank robbery, kidnapping and murder. There are two factors whipping the town into a frenzy of activity: If convicted, Jessica Hardy could be the first woman sentenced to hang in the United States. The second part that has left the community in turmoil is that the person she’s accused of kidnapping and murdering, is Adam Cartwright.  The story is told from her perspective as she tries to convince the people on the jury that Adam was not the man they thought him to be; a man so tired and hateful of his family that he would use unthinkable methods to get away from them.
Rating: G  but with adult themes
Word Count: 12,600
Part of The Trial of Jessica Hardy Series, all links to the stories included within

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Posted in Action/Adventure Adam Cartwright Alternate Universe Drama Mystery

Circles (by BettyHT)

Summary: Adam and Anne have clues about her long lost brothers, trouble with a counterfeiting ring Adam is investigating in his new job for the Treasury Department, and a threat to kill one of the Cartwrights, and all of those are tied together.
Rating: T  WC = 11,299

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Posted in Drama Family Mystery Spooky / Supernatural

Doppelganger: The Return (by BettyHT)

Summary:   A troublesome spirit invades the Ponderosa and all the family hopes he will be gone on All Saints Day.
Rating PG   WC 1341

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Another Guise (by BettyHT)

Summary: In the eighth story in the Traci Series, there are some who want to disrupt the Ponderosa operations and will use any means to do so. Adam is the first target, but he and Joe wonder who else in the family is in the crosshairs and why. It’s a family drama as they all have to do their best to figure out the mystery villains.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  18,955
The Traci Series, links to all stories included within

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Posted in Adam Cartwright 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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