Summary: It’s been a year since Adam returned to the Ponderosa together with a 12-year old girl that he rescued on his journey. Life is good, but troubles don’t stay away for long. Not only does an old acquaintaince cause trouble for Adam, but the presence of Clara’s father still lingers like a black cloud. This is the sequel to ‘The Protector’ but can be read as a stand-alone story.
Rated: K+ (64,572 words)
A violent storm, a frightened mare, and the matter of his homecoming. My entry for the 2021 ‘Man in Black’ challenge.
Word count: 10,999
Summary: Adah Menken and John C. Regan return to Virginia City stirring up old emotions and creating new trouble for the Cartwrights.
Rated PG-13 for western brutality, violence and adult situations
Word count: 55, 282
Summary: A NaNoWriMo entry, this story begins when Ben and Adam traveled west and built the Ponderosa and Hoss and Joe joined the family and Inger and Marie are there as well. Then as an adult, Adam traveled to help Hop Sing on a quest, and he finds adventure and love before returning. There is a surprise too in the last chapters that ties the story back to the prequel beginning of the story.
Rating: T Word Count: 102,898
Summary: A WHIB (what happened in between) for the episode “A Matter of Circumstance”. Ben and Hoss worry and wait for word of Joe’s condition.
Word Count: 975
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
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.
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
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
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