Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

Only One Returns (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The third story in the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story takes the family on a dangerous ride.  Gunmen want to make a reputation by gunning down the fastest Cartwright, but he’s not willing to fight.  They decide on a way to draw him out while another brother faces personal tragedy that makes him examine what he’s doing with his life.

Rating:  T  Word count:  12,774

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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Posted in Drama Prequel

Forget Me Not (mcfair_58)

Summary: Adam Cartwright sentimental?  A certain day and a certain blue velvet chair hold bittersweet memories.

Word Count: 3019 Rated: G

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

All the Lies I Tell Myself (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A sequel to A Confederacy of Dunces, this story is about Adam settling into life back on the Ponderosa and adjusting  to his limitations.  A man from Joe’s past shows up though with a plot that involves all the Cartwrights and complicates everything.

Rating = T  Word count = 11,208

A Confederacy of Dunces Series, links to the stories within this series are included.

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel What Happened Before What Happened Next/Later

The Ultimate Wound (by mcfair_58)

Summary: As Ben Cartwright seeks to comfort Little Joe after he is forced to kill his childhood friend, Sharp Tongue, the older man recalls the curious circumstances that brought the two boys, Indian and white,  together – circumstances that threatened his young son’s life then as surely as now. A WHN/WHI for season six’s ‘The Far Far Better Thing’.

Rated PG-13 for Western violence and brutality
Word count: 29,541

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Posted in Chaps and Spurs Drama Post Timeline Writing Challenges

My Name Is Moses Lincoln (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This is my March 2019 Chaps and Spurs entry.  The words to be used are massacre, reconstruction, sewing, citizen, and oversight.  A new hand at the Ponderosa stirs Joe’s suspicions but what he learns is not what he expected and is far more profound and life-changing too.

Rating:  PG  Word Count:  4934

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Post Timeline

Franklin Was Right (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  a continuation of the Confederacy of Dunces series, this story is about Adam adjusting to his role in life.   Although there are skills he has that are admired by many, Adam faces situations in which he wants the skills he no longer has.  His family is there to back him up until he makes the adjustment.

Rating = T  Word count = 12,726

A Confederacy of Dunces series, links to all the stories within the series included.

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Posted in Drama Romance

Matchmaking and More Truth (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The third in the series. The first two stories in the series featured Adam, but this one showcases all the brothers in a lighter story of what they can do to build their father’s dream and their own.

Rating:  T  Word Count:  14,525

Truth Series, links to other stories within the series are included.

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Next/Later

All the Butterflies Have Broken Wings (by mcfair_58)

Summary: A WHN for both the episode ‘A Time to Step Down’ and ‘Lonely House’. Five years have passed and Trock has been released from prison and returned to marry Lee Bolden. Little does the former bank robber know, but his past is about to catch up to him – and Joe Cartwright – in the form of a man whose dark secret only Dan Tollivar knows. A note for the Adam-gals, your feller is home for a visit.

Word count: 61,659 

Rated: PG-13 for adult situations and innuendo, torture, and typical Western violence and brutality

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Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later

Can’t Smile Without Her (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  A WHN for The Hopefuls, this is a scene in which Hoss and Adam talk about an incident in Placerville.  The actions Adam took there were because, although Regina was gone, her effect on him was still being felt.

Rating:  PG. Word count:  1208

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

For A Reason (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Adam does things for a reason. When he takes on corruption in San Francisco, he may find he has tackled too much for not a good enough reason, but his brothers get involved too. However one of them may not survive the fight to take down a corrupt villain.

Rating:  T  Word Count:  15,115

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