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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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Posted in Drama Humor Mystery

Confession? (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Joe is hurt and wonders if the dream he had was a dream because it seemed so real.  It’s the kind of thing he rather wishes might be true, but then again, could this really be?  This is an expanded version of a challenge from Bonanza Trailriders.

Rating = T  Word count = 1450

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Mystery

Fragments (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  This is a story expanded from a challenge on Bonanza Trailriders.  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 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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Posted in Drama Fright / Supernatural / Spooky / Horror / Scary Hurt/Comfort Mystery Writing Challenges

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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Posted in Mystery What Happened Next/Later Writing Challenges

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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Posted in Drama Mystery

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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Posted in Drama Fright / Supernatural / Spooky / Horror / Scary Mystery Prequel Writing Challenges

Premonition (by Inca)

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

5940 words  Rating K

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Posted in Drama MA-Rated Mystery Romance Writing Challenges

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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