Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Joe Cartwright

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 Humor Writing Challenges

Never Frighten the Cat – Little Joe’s Wardrobe Challenge (McFair_58)

Summary: Ben comes home to a comic crisis creating by who else – his youngest son!  Can he help him before the boy is buried alive? 

Word count: 1746
Rated: G

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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 Drama

A Simple Favor (By Missjudy)

Summary: A fellow rancher asks Adam to look in on his daughter’s family who lives in California, where Adam is about to travel with a small herd. A problem has arisen is that this daughter has fallen ill while visiting her parents in Virginia City, leaving her husband with a farm to run and two young children to care for, at the busiest time of year. While that seems easy enough, the other information Adam is given about the situation at that home, and the request being made of him, is anything but simple. What he finds on arrival changes, and the roles he must assume to get this family through the frightening times, revisits feelings he’s been contending with for some time.

Rating:  K (General)

Word Count:  32505

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Home is the Sailor #8 – A New Direction – Changes (by Krystyna)

Summary: President Grant offers Joe Cartwright a job as Head of Security in NYC. Will he take it? Hoss and Adam discover another Eden on a far flung part of the Ponderosa? What do they plan to do with it? And Ben … could this story end with his demise or not?
Rating: PG Word Count: 204,400
Home is the Sailor Series, links to the stories included within.

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Prequel What Happened Before

The Cavalry Is Coming (by McFair_58)

Summary: A prequel to ‘A Rose for Lotta’. Ben Cartwright’s meeting with Alpheus Troy and the other mine owners did not go well. They want his timber and he won’t give it to them. The rancher knows Troy will do whatever it takes to keep his mine running, and when he arrives home to find out sixteen-year-old Little Joe is missing, he fears the worst.

Word Count: 19871
Rated PG-13 for typical Western violence 

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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright Prequel What Happened Before

Eagle’s Nest (by Sierras)

Summary:  It is spring, and the winter has passed. Five-year-old Little Joe wanders off to find his mama who died a couple of months earlier. This is about the incident that is referenced by Ben to Little Joe in the episode “Between Heaven And Earth” written by Ed Adamson

Rating G

Word Count: 3,184

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Another Visit (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe receives a second visit but this one follows the tragedy with Alice and after Joe has returned home.  Although the material is still serious in nature, the story is in a much lighter tone than the previous one.
Rating: G   Word Count:  1477
Visits Series, links to the stories are included within.

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The Grandswing
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

A Visit (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A somewhat metaphysical explanation of what happened to Adam after he left the Ponderosa in a story set in the time period immediately after the death of Hoss. Though the story is about what happened to Adam, Joe is the central character.
Rating:  G   Word count: 1640
Visits Series, links to all the stories are included within.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family

Frogs and Other Stuff (by BettyHT)

Summary: This the eleventh story in the Traci series.  Adam, Hoss, and Joe get a better understanding of the kinds of problems their father faced as they were growing up.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  9,755
The Traci Series, links to all stories included within.

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