Posted in Drama Humor Joe Cartwright Missing Scene Short Stories

Amy (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Gone was the awkward school girl I’d once known. In her place was an enticing young woman…. Joe’s thoughts after his first encounter with Amy.

Rating: T (a mild T for light language and hormonal, teenage thoughts)

Word Count: 554

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A Better Thing By Far (by Justafan)

Summary:  This is a WHN for the episode “A Far, Far Better Thing.”  
Rating:  T
Word Count:   6320

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Romance

Mud in Your Eye (by BettyHT)

Summary:  On a trip via muddy roads, Adam gets to know a feisty young woman, and their verbal jousting begins but doesn’t stop there.  However there are numerous twists and turns in this story with the rest of the family getting involved too, some in a good way, and some not so good.
Rating: T  Word Count: 20,439

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Recipe For Disaster (by wx4rmk)

Summary: A series of abnormal weather events one winter culminates in an unfortunate disaster that blindsides the Cartwrights.

Rating: K / Word Count: 1611

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort Romance

Wanderlust and Consequences (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A NaNoWriMo entry, this story begins when Ben and Adam traveled west and built the Ponderosa and Hoss and Joe joined the family and Inger and Marie are there as well. Then as an adult, Adam traveled to help Hop Sing on a quest, and he finds adventure and love before returning. There is a surprise too in the last chapters that ties the story back to the prequel beginning of the story.
Rating:  T   Word Count:  102,898

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A Day in Town (by Arien)

Summary:  Adam offers an explanation to his father about his day in town.
Rated:  G     Word Count:  1695

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later

The World Goes Still (by Arien)

Summary:   A What Happened Next for the episode “My Brother’s Keeper.”
Rated:  G Word Count:  3567

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The Roar of the Lion (by AC1830)

Summary: Ben reflects on how much life can change within the span of one month, especially when it involves one of his sons. 

Rating: K
Word Count – 2922

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from the episode and the main character in the story
Posted in Drama Hoss Cartwright

The Things You Don’t Choose (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Based on the episode The Wild One, Hoss has to explain the aftermath of his confrontation with Leif to his family and why it occurred.  They’re especially interested after seeing the condition of the main room when they arrive home.
Rating:  PG   Word Count:  1,127

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Posted in Adam Cartwright Drama Mystery

The Trial of Jessica Hardy (By Missjudy)

Summary: Virginia City is in the middle of a trial for a woman charged with bank robbery, kidnapping and murder. There are two factors whipping the town into a frenzy of activity: If convicted, Jessica Hardy could be the first woman sentenced to hang in the United States. The second part that has left the community in turmoil is that the person she’s accused of kidnapping and murdering, is Adam Cartwright.  The story is told from her perspective as she tries to convince the people on the jury that Adam was not the man they thought him to be; a man so tired and hateful of his family that he would use unthinkable methods to get away from them.

Rating: G  but with adult themes

Word Count: 12,600

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