Posted in Drama What Happened Next/Later

Seasons (by Cheaux)

Summary:   Ben’s worried and sends new hand Candy Canaday on a mission.

Rating:  K Word Count:  1779

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

Ben’s Burden of Guilt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  After hearing Hoss’ reaction to an Easter sermon, Ben is consumed by thoughts of responsibility for past tragedies. It is when his sons finally return home from a trail drive that they are able to ease his burden and help him to let go of the weight of that guilt and find the source of their father’s current turmoil.

Rating = T  WC = 5116

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Posted in Drama Humor

Oh, Ducky! (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Because of a misunderstanding, Ben offers Adam as an escort for Clementine Hawkins’ niece for a week starting on a Sunday. Things quickly get difficult for Adam until there’s a problem with potential lifetime consequences. Remorseful, Ben steps in to help his son out of that one, and then helps Adam get some revenge on his brothers too. It’s all in good fun, or mostly it is.

rating = T  word count = 4146

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Hurt/Comfort Romance

Doubt That The Stars Are Fire (by McFair_58)

Summary:  Eight years have passed since Joe and Bella met. Both have experienced great tragedy. A letter from Ben Cartwright paves the way for them to meet again. But is it too late for their love?  This story takes place post-canon.

Rated PG-13 for adult situations, language, and intense emotional drama. However one section is rated M. (62,200 words)

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

Ben’s Boy Hoss (by DJK)

Summary:  A collection of seven short vignettes which were written in response to various prompts.  Together they paint a picture of Hoss Cartwright, boy and man.

Rating: teen   word count total:  3598

Ben’s Boys Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

A Twisted Affair (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  In San Francisco, Adam found someone, but that relationship will be threatened by what happens at home. Hoss has landed the Ponderosa in deep financial trouble whcih may doom Adam’s new relationship before it has a chance to develop. If you like twists and turns, you’ll find them in this story.

rating = T  word count = 19,913

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

Deadwood (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe leaves home after doing something he thinks is unforgivable.  His family misses him and wants him to come home, and when he does, there is a surprising turn of events for Joe.

Rating = T    WC = 5813

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Posted in Humor

The Jury-Go-Round (by Puchi Ann)

Summary:  Written for Camp in the Pines, 2018.  Sometimes the best show in town is in the courtroom, especially when the Cartwrights are involved.

Rating: K Word Count: 5385

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Posted in Hurt/Comfort Prequel Writing Challenges

The Long Way Home (by Questfan)

Summary: My entry for the 2018 Camp in the Pines. At fifteen, Joe thinks he knows what it is to be a man. Unexpected events tip his ideas upside down and he finds the road home is a lot longer than he thought.

Rating: T Word Count: 10856

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Posted in Drama Prequel What Happened Instead

Of Little Boys and Puppy Dog Tails (by Questfan)

Summary: It has only been a short time since the family lost Marie and each of them is struggling to come to terms with it. None of them could have foreseen the impact one small, stray dog would have on the whole family.

Word Count:  5846  Rating: T

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