Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Joe Cartwright Short Stories What Happened Instead What Happened Next/Later

Please Don’t Go (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: “I’d never thought much about my own death, but on the rare occasions that I did, I’d always imagined I’d be surrounded by my family when my time came. Now, as I watched Hoss ride away, I knew I wouldn’t even be afforded that luxury.” An extended/AU scene from the episode “Second Chance” Joe’s POV.

Rated: T (for mild language)
Word Count: 920

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Everybody Makes Mistakes (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe and Adam have a series of altercations that have significant consequences for them and their families until they work out their differences and both make changes in their lives. 
Rating: T  WC:  30,906
This story is part of the Brenda Series, links to all stories included within.

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Bird Hunt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Hungry for something other than beef for dinner, Hoss gets his family to go on a bird hunt, but Adam ends up in a difficult situation as a result.  This is the first of three stories about the family in which winter is the setting and hunting is the theme.
Rating:  PG  WC:  4,153
Winter Tales Series, links to all stories included within

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Slow Burn (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Adam suffers a minor injury but it is the words of his opponent that wound him the most.  He sets out on a quest to test those words because of the doubts they have raised about his perception of himself and about his vision of his future.
Rating:  T  Word Count:  25,106

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Original artwork by BettyHT
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort

Deception (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A woman attempts some romantic deceit and fraud with two Cartwright brothers, but it turns out to be even more devious than that.  Her actions tear at the fabric of the family and open other issues which leads to great changes for one of them.
Rating: T  Word Count: 28,025

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Hurt/Comfort Joe/Pa Prequel

Going Home (by mcfair_58)

Summary: It is 1847 and such a winter had never been seen!  Snowstorms and squalls.  Sleet and ice.  Winds so ferocious they built drifts high as a man.  Driven by a need to escape the memory of his late wife, Ben Cartwright ventures out into a frozen landscape and becomes lost.  As he seeks a way to survive, he has no way of knowing that another member of the family has become lost as well.  Will the killer snow claim two Cartwright lives?
Rated PG
Word count 20,990

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Blindsided (McFair_58)

Summary: Two years after he was bushwhacked, Joe Cartwright returns to Lone Pines and the Griswolds’ spread. Though he intends to stay for one night, circumstances beyond his control compel him to change his plans. Something is terribly wrong, and he is bound and determined to set it right – even if it it costs him his life. Slightly AU in that the eps ‘Forever’ never happened.
Word count: 66, 499
Rated: PG-13

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The Black Egg (by BettyHT)

Summary: The seventh story in the Traci Series has Adam and Traci trying to find peace by living in Boston but they find that it can’t erase the losses they’ve suffered.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  14,151

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A Trust Broken and Fixed (by BettyHT)

Summary:  In this fifth story in the Traci Series, there’s trouble in relationships, a bank robbery, and an illness which somehow work out to resolve some family issues.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  7,623

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A Triangle (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This follows First Love, and Tragedy in the Traci Series.  In “A Triangle,” Hoss renews the family friendship with the Maxim family from Arizona, but that brings up some painful memories and trouble as well as some possibilities especially for Adam.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  19,803

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