Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Prequel

Not Forgotten (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A story for those who are willing to accept an Alternate Universe version of some of the Bonanza story. In this case, it is the story of Ben and Marie and the story of Adam in the prequel years with Adam’s backstory drastically altered. 
Rating:  PG  Word count:  15,477

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Prequel

The Twelve-Year-Old Gunman (by BettyHT)

Summary:  How do you get a sixteen-year-old son or a younger brother to be careful with their first pistol?  You tell them the story of the oldest son and brother and his first pistol to teach them as well as make them willing to follow the rules. Written on another site as a challenge  to use cowboy lingo in a story; definitions are at the end of the story.
Rating: PG    Word count: 6,749

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Posted in Action/Adventure Adam Cartwright Humor

And the Living Is Easy (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A little light summertime story about Adam who isn’t happy with the way his summer is going until he’s faced with robbery and jail.  It turns out better than that sounds. 
Rating:  PG   Word Count:  3978

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Posted in Drama Family Hop Sing Prequel Writing Challenges

Second Son (by Sierras)

Summary:  Marie feels fear after the birth of her son, Joseph. Can she hold him forever?

Rating: G

Word Count: 764

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Posted in Prequel Writing Challenges

Obloquy (by Cheaux)

Summary:  Ben is compelled to defend Marie’s honor.  A prequel written for Brand’s Mother’s Day Challenge. Rating: T Word Count: 1900

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Posted in Hoss Cartwright Missing Scene What Happened Before

The Pickle (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Just how did Hoss end up being the caretaker for two, little, troublemaking girls? The opening scene we were denied in Gallagher’s Sons. 

Rating: K+

Word Count: 1,259

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Poetry Romance

The Maiden With the Chestnut Hair (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: The captain’s daughter as seen through the eyes of a young, handsome sailor. Ben/Elizabeth.

Rating: K

Word Count: 172

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hoss/Pa What Happened Instead

Always One More (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A What Happened Instead for The Decision.  What if the doctor wasn’t able to do the surgery?  Ben recalls conversations he has had with Hoss and the best of his middle son’s attributes.
Rating: PG  Word count: 1243

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Posted in Drama

Buried Alive (By Missjudy)

Summary: This is a sequel to The Trial of Jessica Hardy. Four months have passed since Adam’s disappearance and presumed death, and life has taken on a more normal flow for the Cartwright’s who have conquered their grief to find joy again.  But just as things begin to even out, a series of coincidences and incidents bring them  back to the woman accused of  causing Adam’s death. The Cartwrights will become instrumental in helping others, while learning the truth of what happened to Adam. 

Rating: T – But only for adult themes and conversations. No overt situations

Word Count:  32615

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Posted in Ben Cartwright Post Timeline Short Stories

Grandfatherhood (by AC1830)

Summary: Ben reflects on the wonder of being a father and a grandfather. A Father’s Day tribute.

Rating: K, Word count: 518

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