Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Instead

A Dish Served Cold (by Questfan)

A somewhat AU What Happened Instead for The First Born. While New Orleans had brought Marie into Ben’s life, it was also a breeding ground for lies, whispered rumours, family disputes and long-held hatred. It has long been said that revenge is a dish that is best served cold.

Rating: T

Word Count: 63028

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Mystery

Fragments (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  This is a story expanded from a challenge on Bonanza Trailriders.  One man faces execution for a crime he didn’t commit, another suffers a terrible beating, and Proud Mary is at the center of the controversy but can’t help.  The whole family will have to work together to untangle the mystery, but the question is whether it will be in time to prevent tragedy.  That depends on how much Adam can remember.

Rating = T  Word count = 4632

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Posted in Drama Short Stories What Happened Next/Later

Someday We’ll Be Together (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Hoss and Little Joe go fishing…or do they?

Rating: T

Word Count: 988

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

And Johnny Got His Gun (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  An expansion of a pinecone challenge from Bonanza Brand, this is the story of a boy who makes a terrible choice and has to live with the consequences, but he isn’t the only one.

Rating = T  Word count = 1941

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

Rendezvous (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  For the first time, the four Cartwright brothers meet.  It’s a time to get to know one another and for the older brothers to share stories with Jamie so that he can better understand the family members including their father.

Rating:  T  Word count = 3273

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Posted in Drama Humor Romance

A Gal Named Sal (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Hoss and Joe hire a new ranch hand while on a trip to purchase horses. Aware of the potential for problems with their father, they could not have imagined the stir the new hand would make.

Rating: T WC: 13926

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Posted in Drama

Dime Novel Question (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Little Joe finishes a dime novel, and in his enthusiasm to share it with his family, he stirs a philosophical discussion and reflection on a deep moral issue.

Rating:  T  Word Count:  1086

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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 Prequel Short Stories

Jeremiah (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: Hoss has an unusual gift for Little Joe. A prequel challenge piece.

Rating: K WC: 510

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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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