Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Yuma, and Yuma, Lost and Found (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  In Yuma, while attempting to fix a mistake that Joe made, Adam makes one far worse and with greater consequences for his future.  Eventually his family will be drawn into it too and with lessons learned, they will face the problems.  Edited in a second story, Yuma, Lost and Found — it is a companion piece to the first part with the story told from Anne’s POV.

Rating = T  Word count = 44,158

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

A Confederacy of Dunces (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A pinecone expansion that grew exponentially, this story follows Adam on a journey where he takes action to support his convictions but ends up finding out his father was mostly correct in his assessment of the War.

rating = T  word count = 16,590

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to stories within this series are included.

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Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories

Lessons In Freedom (byHart4Ben)

Summary: Young Joe is drawn into a fight at school because of feelings for a girl. A prequel Bonanza Trail Riders challenge piece inspired by the song “Me and Bobby McGee” by Kris Kristofferson.

Rating: K+ WC: 940

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Posted in Humor Hurt/Comfort

Target Practice (by McFair)

Summary: It was just another ordinary day for Adam Cartwright, with the ordinary prospect that he would have to step in and keep his little brother out of trouble.  Or was it?

Word count: 2507
Rated: G

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama

Lady Justice (byBettyHT)

SUMMARY:  This is my Chaps and Spurs entry for April.  The topic is temporary insanity which was introduced in that era and tried out as a defense at a fictional trial in Virginia City.  The jury is going to have to deal with a complex issue so the call goes out for better educated citizens, and guess who gets tapped for jury duty?

Rating:  PG  Word count = 1678

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

Jinx (by Bakerj)

Summary: A tragedy forces Joe to face his darkest fears.

Rating: T Word count: 5457

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Posted in Drama Missing Scene

Scars (by pjb)

SUMMARY: Early in The Julia Bulette Story is a scene where Joe walks into the house to find Ben waiting to talk with him about Julia. This story, which borrows a bit of dialogue from the episode, explores what Joe might have been thinking.

Word count: 1,150 / Rating: PG

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

Only One Returns (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The third story in the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story takes the family on a dangerous ride.  Gunmen want to make a reputation by gunning down the fastest Cartwright, but he’s not willing to fight.  They decide on a way to draw him out while another brother faces personal tragedy that makes him examine what he’s doing with his life.

Rating:  T  Word count:  12,774

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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Posted in Drama Prequel

Forget Me Not (mcfair_58)

Summary: Adam Cartwright sentimental?  A certain day and a certain blue velvet chair hold bittersweet memories.

Word Count: 3019 Rated: G

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Posted in Humor Modern Day Poetry

Becoming Ben Cartwright, aka The Ballad of Lorne Greene (by JC)

Summary:  The day a balding, middle-aged, B-movie actor became a legend in the making. (Written in the style of Lorne Greene’s Number One hit recording of “Ringo”)

Rating: G     Word Count: 203

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