Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel Romance

Heart of Stone (by mcfair_58)

Summary: A new school teacher comes to town and Adam and Hoss fear their little brother is growing too attached to her. Little do they know that the real danger is to their father. Will Ben’s heart break if he dares to love again, and what secrets does this mysterious woman hold?

Word count: 50,584

Rated: PG-13 

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Instead

A Dish Served Cold (by Questfan)

Summary: 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.

Rating: T

Word Count: 63028

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Mystery

Fragments (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  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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And Johnny Got His Gun (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  An expansion of a pinecone challenge from Bonanza Brand, this is the story of a boy who makes a terrible choice and has to live with the consequences, but he isn’t the only one.

Rating = T  Word count = 1941

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

Big Bad John (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Part of the story is a prequel and part is in the canon era as what happened many years earlier spurs Ben to an action which then has to be explained to his younger sons.

Rating:  T  Word Count:  2555

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Posted in Drama Humor Hurt/Comfort Romance

It’s a Bad Day, Or Not (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Adam has had some difficulties with women, and it doesn’t seem to stop.  When there are more incidents, he’s ready to give up on romance, but sometimes the darkest days can turn out to have unintended consequences that a man can learn to appreciate.  Added the second Adam and Monica story, Not Always, to this one.   Adam makes some serious mistakes in trying to extricate himself from trouble until he turns to his family for help.

Rating = T  Word count = 22,989

It’s a Bad Day, or Not Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Hurt/Comfort

The Cartwright Vigil (by AC1830)

Summary – Jamie learns first- hand about a special trait of the Cartwrights.

Rating – K, Word Count – 1270

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Humor Hurt/Comfort Writing Challenges

Mustang Sally (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  On a trip to catch mustangs, Adam learns about breaking horses from an unlikely source.  Edited in a second Mustang Sally story based on a Pinecone challenge from Brand — McTeague.

Rating: PG  Word count = 2215

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SCHOOLMASTER (by Bakerj)

Summary: Little Joe’s hopes to leave school are dashed by Adam’s interference. Then the arrival of a tyrannical substitute schoolmaster’s brings trouble for the children and takes Little Joe’s relationship with his family to breaking point. But will something far darker in the man prove even more dangerous for Little Joe?

Word Count – 20,868 Rating MA – For adult themes. Child punishment, cruelty and spanking.

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Missing Scene What Happened Next/Later

The Blows of Sound (mcfair_58)

A WHN and Missing Scene story for ‘The Stillness Within’.  While rewatching the episode I realized that, after the first commercial break, while Doc Martin was examining him, Joe says it’s been a month since he was blinded.  Say WHAT??  This tale explores what happened between the explosion and Paul’s examination of Joe, as well as what happened during that missing month and ends after Miss Dobbs’ departure.   

Word count: 18,320 Rated: PG

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