Posted in Alternate Universe Humor Post Timeline Short Stories

Like Father Like Son (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Post show story. While on a trip to Abilene, Texas, Joe’s son goes missing.

Words: 693
Rating: K

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Posted in Humor Short Stories Writing Challenges

The Shanghai Rooster Inn (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Ben and the boys are spending the night in Placerville and are surprised when they meet the owners of the inn. A piece based on Sweet Betsy From Pike written by John A. Stone before 1858.

Rating: K WC: 670

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Regret (by VCLS)

Summary: A newcomer to Virginia City talks the Cartwrights into a decision they wish they’d never made.

Rated: K+
Word count: 13,184

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Posted in Drama Mystery

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 Alternate Universe Drama Romance

Soul Searching (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Adam needs to find the source of happiness before he can be happy.  It is a struggle though as he has to work through a number of issues to get to that point.

Rating = T  Word count = 30,312

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Posted in Drama Spooky / Supernatural Writing Challenges

Evil (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Adam’s life changed to a darker tone one night when he and a young lady shared some apples.  Now Little Joe likes those same apples and Adam wants to protect him but can’t tell him the whole story.  You can read it here though.

Rating = PG  Word count = 2135

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Writing Challenges

A Stray Named Muffin (by wx4rmk)

Summary: A simple trip into town turns into something that will change the Cartwright’s lives forever. Written for August 2019 Chaps & Spurs.
Rating: K+ / Word Count: 1821

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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 Writing Challenges

Shadows and Fears (by VCLS)

Summary: As the Cartwright brothers and Candy travel home from Sacramento in the summer of 1862, the journey takes an unexpected, and possibly deadly, twist, leaving Ben worried, with no idea what kind of mess they’re tangled in, who the enemy is, or what is wanted.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 14,800

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Romance What Happened Instead

Broken Bonds (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The story is the WHI for She Walks In Beauty to answer the question of what might have happened if Regan stayed and she and Hoss married.  That decision would not only affect her and Hoss but Adam and the rest of the family as well.  Here is one version of what those effects might be.

Rating = T  Word Count = 33,467

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