Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

The Cave (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Caught in an ambush, three brothers have a chance to show what’s in their hearts and take on different roles than the usual.  The outlaws aren’t going to be easily defeated and rescue isn’t as near as they hoped.

Rating:  T  Word count = 6282

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Fright / Supernatural / Spooky / Horror / Scary Humor Mystery

The Ballad of Tahoe Tessie (by sandspur)

Summary:  Cattle are being eaten, and their picked-clean skeletons are being deposited near the lake, but when the Cartwrights investigate, they find a lot more than they ever bargained for … and the effects will last forever.

Rating: T (20,000 words)

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Posted in Drama Prequel Short Stories

Her Angel Arms (mcfair_58)

For all the mothers out there who give us so much.
An innocent comment by the reverend at church sends 40 year old Ben Cartwright on a journey into his young son’s hearts.  
Rated: G
Word count: 3427

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Writing Challenges

Interval (by JC)

Summary:  What is it like, being a Cartwright daughter?  Only one person could tell you, and it might not be what you think. Chronologically, this story takes place shortly after Winter of Discontent and is an expansion of a recent Pine Cone Challenge bit posted in the forum, the prompt being “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.” (Part of the Ties That Bind series, links to other stories included)

Rating: T    (2,093 words)

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Posted in Prequel

A Special Day (by AC1830)

Summary – Ben has a special day planned for Adam.

Rating – K, Word Count – 1087

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Father and Sons (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Ben has a frank discussion with his sons about their relationship and the future after some changes have taken place.  It seems an appropriate story to post in the week before Father’s Day.  This is an expanded version of a pinecone.

Rating = PG  Word count = 1167

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Yuma (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  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.

Rating = T  Word count = 24,418

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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 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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