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)

Continue Reading...
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Writing Challenges

Interval (by JC)

Summary:  What is it like, being a Cartwright daughter?  Only one person could tell you, and it might not be what you think. Chronologically, this story takes place shortly after Winter of Discontent and is an expansion of a recent Pine Cone Challenge bit posted in the forum, the prompt being “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.” (Part of the Ties That Bind series, links to other stories included)

Rating: T    (2,093 words)

Continue Reading...
Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Yuma (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  While attempting to fix a mistake that Joe made, Adam makes one far worse and with greater consequences for his future.  Eventually his family will be drawn into it too and with lessons learned, they will face the problems.

Rating = T  Word count = 24,418

Continue Reading...
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

A Confederacy of Dunces (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A pinecone expansion that grew exponentially, this story follows Adam on a journey where he takes action to support his convictions but ends up finding out his father was mostly correct in his assessment of the War.

rating = T  word count = 16,590

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to stories within this series are included.

Continue Reading...
Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

Only One Returns (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The third story in the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story takes the family on a dangerous ride.  Gunmen want to make a reputation by gunning down the fastest Cartwright, but he’s not willing to fight.  They decide on a way to draw him out while another brother faces personal tragedy that makes him examine what he’s doing with his life.

Rating:  T  Word count:  12,774

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to all the stories within the series included.

Continue Reading...
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

All the Lies I Tell Myself (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A sequel to A Confederacy of Dunces, this story is about Adam settling into life back on the Ponderosa and adjusting  to his limitations.  A man from Joe’s past shows up though with a plot that involves all the Cartwrights and complicates everything.

Rating = T  Word count = 11,208

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to the stories within this series are included.

Continue Reading...
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

Franklin Was Right (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  a continuation of the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story is about Adam adjusting to his role in life.   Although there are skills he has that are admired by many, Adam faces situations in which he wants the skills he no longer has.  His family is there to back him up until he makes the adjustment.

Rating = T  Word count = 12,726

A Confederacy of Dunces series, links to all the stories within the series included.

Continue Reading...
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Someday Never Comes (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A few months after the Union defeat at Fredericksburg, a disillusioned Captain Adam Cartwright writes a letter to his family. A prequel to my other Adam in the Civil War stories.

Rated: T for the horrors of war

Word count: 1,830

The Long Road Home Series, links to all the stories within the series included.

Continue Reading...
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

For A Reason (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Adam does things for a reason. When he takes on corruption in San Francisco, he may find he has tackled too much for not a good enough reason, but his brothers get involved too. However one of them may not survive the fight to take down a corrupt villain.

Rating:  T  Word Count:  15,115

Continue Reading...
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Family Is Of the Heart (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The Cartwright brothers do not resemble each other. Many have remarked upon that, but there is a good reason for them looking so different from each other–they had different mothers and more.  However, they are still brothers because there is something more important than who is present at your birth.  The family learns to accept that principle.

Rating = T  Word count = 21,656

Continue Reading...