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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from the episode and the main character in the story
Posted in Drama

The Things You Don’t Choose (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Based on the episode The Wild One, Hoss has to explain the aftermath of his confrontation with Leif to his family and why it occurred.  They’re especially interested after seeing the condition of the main room when they arrive home.
Rating:  PG   Word Count:  1,127

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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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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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Posted in Action/Adventure Humor

House Hunt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Retaliation for a prank leads to revenge and a mystery which relieves some of the boredom of a long snowy winter.

Rating:  PG   Word Count:  3,079
Winter Tales Series, links to all stories included within.

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hoss, ben, joe
Posted in Alternate Universe What Happened Next/Later

The Old Stable (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Repair and reconstruction of an old stable on the Ponderosa is necessary to keep a memory and a hope alive for the family and leads to some stories that pull the family closer together. 
Rating:  G  Word Count:  1567

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