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Finn (by bahj)

Summary:  There’s just something about Finn.  Good or Bad.  You decide.

Rating:  K+  Word Count:  1952

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Whatever the Cost (by faust)

Summary: To what length will Adam go to prove a stranger’s innocence?

9570 words, rated PG

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama

Cliffhanger (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Follows the How Do I Tell Him story in which Adam married Lydia and brought her back to the Ponderosa. Now there are several things happening that the couple must face, and the question is whether that will make their love stronger or create problems in their relationship. For the family, there is a jealous young man who creates more trouble.

rating = T  word count = 18,888

Lydia Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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Mea Culpa (by Krystyna)

Summary: Evil comes in many different guises, and Adam discovers that some things are not quite as they seem. When the evil stretches out and harms Joe, Adam realises he has a lot to do to protect himself and his family from even greater harm.

Rating ‘G’ (26,485 words)

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Sharp Draw (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Ben has to accept that his youngest is growing up.  His older sons help him and Little Joe make that transition with one very important lesson that Little Joe has to learn from Adam and Hoss.  

Rating = PG  WC = 1153

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Posted in Action/Adventure

The Army Horses (by Lynrobinson)

Summary:  You’ve heard the saying, ‘Loose lips sink ships’?  Joe learns a valuable lesson and Adam could pay the ultimate price when the family attempts to deliver a herd of horses to the Army.

Rating: K+  WC 10,000

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Prequel

Lies and Losses (by BettyHT)

Summary:  In Illinois, Ben has more trouble with McWhorter and loses someone dear to him because of it. Story follows a different path but eventually the whole family will be together on the Ponderosa. It may take some time for that to happen however. It’s based on a story idea suggested by a reader. Thank you, Sylvia, for the story idea that got me started.    

Rating – PG13    WC = 36301

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama Humor Hurt/Comfort Writing Challenges

No Shovel Needed (by justafan)

Summary:   Once again, Little Joe finds himself facing the music. Hoss and Adam are amused by the current situation, although Ben thinks it is no laughing matter.  Sometimes, the Cartwrights can dig a very deep hole without using a shovel.

Rating K+    Number of Words:   1,798

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Posted in Humor Romance

An Excellent Plan (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A guest on the Ponderosa finds her time monopolized with activities planned by Adam and Joe.  Hoss comes up with a plan to change all of that.    

Rating = PG    WC = 1455

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Lucy (by jfclover)

Summary:  Joe is caught off guard when he steps up to help a longtime friend in a serious situation, but his good intentions don’t go as smoothly as he anticipated.  Though he thinks he’s doing the right thing, he soon realizes not everyone agrees.  Misplaced anger and desperation soon lead to tragedy.

Rated K+  WC 15,750

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