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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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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Posted in Missing Scene What Happened Next/Later

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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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

An Island (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This is number twelve in the Traci series.  A question Adam and Traci have to face is having lost one child, there is the possibility of losing another as their son begins to assert some independence.  They must tread a fine line between responsible parenting and smothering, and don’t do that very well at first.
Rating:  PG   Word count:  7,923

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Changes In Plans (by BettyHT)

Summary:  It seems that not one plan that Adam has seems to go the way he intends until he learns to accept that sometimes you follow plans and sometimes random events take you places you never thought you would go.
Rating:  T
Word Count:  28,513

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Posted in Humor Prequel

The Hayloft (by BettyHT)

Summary:  In this prequel, Ben tries for a romantic interlude, but the weather and hay fever conspire against him.
Rating: PG  Word Count: 1,619

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picture of the formation of Devil's Gate between Lyon County and Storey County in Nevada
Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Ghost at Devil’s Gate (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Adam is recruited to do some dangerous work, but isn’t briefed fully on what the dangers are.  Predictably, he gets in more trouble than he could have imagined, but the help he expected doesn’t come.  The opposite is true.  When he can, he sets out on a quest to find out why.
Rating:  T
Word count:  15,798

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family

Dear Friends and Christmas Gifts (by BettyHT)

Summary:   The last story in this series starts with some informative letters between Adam’s wife and Joe’s wife but progresses into a Christmas visit in which important changes occur for all the brothers.
Rating:  T  WC:  18,845

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort Romance

Slow Burn (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Adam suffers a minor injury but it is the words of his opponent that wound him the most.  He sets out on a quest to test those words because of the doubts they have raised about his perception of himself and about his vision of his future.
Rating:  T  Word Count:  25,106

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Original artwork by BettyHT
Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort

Deception (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A woman attempts some romantic deceit and fraud with two Cartwright brothers, but it turns out to be even more devious than that.  Her actions tear at the fabric of the family and open other issues which leads to great changes for one of them.
Rating: T  Word Count: 28,025

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