Posted in Humor Short Stories

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 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 Drama Hurt/Comfort Mystery

Fragments (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  One man faces execution for a crime he didn’t commit, another suffers a terrible beating, and Proud Mary is at the center of the controversy but can’t help.  The whole family will have to work together to untangle the mystery, but the question is whether it will be in time to prevent tragedy.  That depends on how much Adam can remember.

Rating = T  Word count = 4632

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Turmoil (by Belle)

Summary: When family is in danger, should the past remain forgotten?
Rated: K+
Word Count: 9829

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Posted in Writing Challenges

Truth Will Out (by Bakerj)

Summary: Can the Cartwright family strength overcome the trouble brought to them by an ambitious man and his pretty daughter?
Rating: K+
Word Count: 9532

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Posted in Writing Challenges

The Return (by Sibylle)

Summary: Adam’s upcoming return from Boston affects his brothers in an unexpected way.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 1,015

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