Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

I’ll Wait (by Sierras)

Summary:  The Cartwrights discover dangerous and unwanted company hiding out on the Ponderosa.

Rating: PG
Word Count: 7,031

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Posted in Spooky / Supernatural

Terror at Old Dry Diggins (by AC1830)

Summary: When the stage route from Placerville becomes blocked by a rock slide, Adam and Joe decide to ride home. While crossing the old gold fields, a storm approaches, forcing the brothers to take refuge in an old mining cabin. During the night, they become ensnared in a legend that is beyond their worst nightmares, but will morning be any better for them?

Rating: PG-13 for horror. Nothing too graphic, more implied.
Word Count: 3103

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Spooky / Supernatural

Angelic Visit (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This is the third and final part of the Visit series.  In this story, the focus is on Ben who has had suspicions of what has been happening and those are confirmed and a revelation is made that explains why he knew.  Joe and Candy are also part of this story.
Rating = PG   WC = 1,986
Visit Series, links to all the stories are included within.

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Posted in What Happened Instead

Broken Ballad – The Last Gunfight (by AC1830)

Summary: What if the final gunfight that killed Ed Payson took a different turn and set the main players on different paths? A WHI for Broken Ballad. 

Rating: T, Word Count: 2676

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Posted in Drama Spooky / Supernatural

Hangtown Nightmares (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Appropriate to the Halloween season, Adam has nightmares from a troubling experience he had while visiting Placerville.  It affects his relationships with his family, but the nature of the dreams means he cannot discuss them with his family and must face the issue alone.  Although there is nothing specific, there are implications of sexual behavior so this is a warning if that offends you.

Rating = R/Mature Word count = 1888

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Posted in Writing Challenges

To Clear the Dust (by faust)

Summary: Saturday night, Adam and Hoss got stranded in an abandoned cabin, and what Adam wants most is a bath. And hadn’t Hoss just reckoned that? But there’s more at stake than just washing off road dust.

Rating: PG
Word count: 6223

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Epidemic (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  A silent killer stalks the streets of Virginia City, and all Ben Cartwright’s sons are at risk.

Rating:  K
Word Count:  14,210

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Posted in Writing Challenges

The Hawk (by Sierra Girl)

Summary: When the abduction of one brother leads to injury for another, it seems that two Cartwrights may be about to meet their maker. But fraternal bonds aren’t easily severed, especially on Paiute land.

Rating: PG-13
Word count: 12,596

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Fireworks (by Patina)

Summary:  What’s the Fourth of July without fireworks?

Rating:  PG
Word Count:  3,609

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Eternal Legacy (by wx4rmk)

Summary: After the death of a close friend, Adam and his family find a peculiar object that appears to have a long and fascinating history among the Cartwrights.

Rating: K
Word count: 2684

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