Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Fright / Supernatural / Spooky / Horror / Scary Humor Mystery

The Ballad of Tahoe Tessie (by sandspur)

Summary:  Cattle are being eaten, and their picked-clean skeletons are being deposited near the lake, but when the Cartwrights investigate, they find a lot more than they ever bargained for … and the effects will last forever.

Rating: T (20,000 words)

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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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Dead Men Tell No Tales (by AC1830)

Summary – October challenge – write another worldly story involving one or all the Cartwrights. The unthinkable has happened – all four Cartwrights are dead! 

Rating – K, Word count – 2045

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Deceit (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: Joe comes up with a scheme to solve Hoss’ romantic troubles and acquires a treasure map too, but the schemes about Adam have the most significant consequences. Edited in more material to the last chapter.

rating = T word count = 15,925

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Yellow (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY: When witnessing a crime, Adam can’t act, and then after the fact, he can’t help the posse and he can’t tell what he knows. Those things give people the wrong impression, but eventually put him in great danger too. The whole family will have to work together to resolve the problem.

rating = T word count = 10,705

Yellow Series, links to stories of this series included.

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Premonition (by Inca)

Summary: After sixteen-year-old Adam discovers a mysterious cave, disturbing events follow.

5940 words  Rating K

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Lay Her Down (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  How does a Cartwright react when The Soiled Dove Society goes on the hunt for a man of steel? 

This story is sexually explicit; readers who are easily offended should not continue to the story

Rated:  MA  (2,320 words)

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Three Dog Night and Robin stories (by BettyHT)

Summary: Three stories. Three Dog Night — A year after Laura’s treachery with Will, Adam is still feeling the effects from that and the fall from the house he was building for her. He is melancholy and then a tragedy sends him on a quest for justice that turns into something more. Lemon Tree is in two parts. Joe has trouble to resolve in his marriage, Hoss needs a romance, and Adam is being tormented by someone which is the major mystery underlying the whole story. Dark Secrets — issues of hate and prejudice are at the center of this story as nasty stories about Robin’s heritage are spread. There’s a sinister plot by a dastardly villain too that has to be uncovered and stopped.

rating = T WC = 67,057

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The Black Widow (by Hart4Ben)

Summary:  A wealthy widow comes to Virginia City seeking investment opportunities. A WHN for the season 11 episode “Long Way to Ogden” where Ben gambles the future of the Ponderosa when a convincing meat packer (Emmett J. Whitney) from Chicago, sets out to ruin the local cattle industry. Written from the perspective of the villainess.

Rating: T  Word Count: 4056

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Black and Gold (by AC1830)

Summary:  Rumors and sightings are flying around town about a dark creature roaming the hills of the Ponderosa.  Will the Cartwrights find out what it is?  What is Adam’s connection to the creature?

Rating K    WC = 1323

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