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 Action/Adventure Drama Prequel

Though She Be But Little (by mcfair_58)

Summary: A slight mishap brings the old Indian blanket that hangs on the stair rail to Joe Cartwright’s attention.  His questions bring odd looks and just a little bit of pain. When his Pa breaks down and tells him the story of how the blanket came to be there and what it means, Joe realizes he will never look at his mother the same way again.

Rated PG-13

Word count: 17,653

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A Necessary Sham (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The fate of the Paiute in Nevada hangs on the testimony of Adam Cartwright and what he remembers and is willing to tell about the attack on Egan Station.

rating = T  word count = 17044

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The Legend of the White Grizzly Bear (by mo1427)

Summary: On a visit to Chief Winnemucca’s Paiute Camp, Adam hears a legend that he wonders later if it could be true.

Word Count = 1421 Rating = K

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Posted in Drama What Happened Before

Shadows of Friendship (by AC1830)

Summary: In The Paiute War, Adam and Young Wolf, son of Chief Winnemucca, were once friends. What made Young Wolf end his friendship with Adam, although Winnemucca continues it with Ben and Adam? 

Rating – T, Word Count – 4799

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

The Man Who Lost His Heart (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  For two years Adam had been living in a village of Ute Indians believing his family had died in a wagon train attack. He was settled in his new life until the day he was abducted and left to die in the desert. Now, with help from some old faces, he embarks on a desperate search for his wife, before a heart-breaking decision has to be made.

Rating: T Word Count: 54,802 words

The Many Spirits Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

The Man of Many Spirits (by Sierra Girl)

Summary:  Adam’s life is turned upside down after an attack on a wagon train leaves him alone and injured in the desert. He is helped by an unlikely saviour. But what has become of his family? And why is his rescuer so keen to keep the truth from him.

Rating: T   Word Count: 83,320

The Many Spirits Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Prequel

Ben and Miss Barbara (by Robin)

Summary: Between the trial and Paiutes, tensions are running high in and around Virginia City.

Rating:  T  (9,410 words)

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Posted in Drama MA-Rated Prequel

Wings of Eagles (by jfclover)

Summary:  Ben’s youngest son and five other children are taken during a school outing in May of ’56.  Little Joe is thirteen years old and discovers a new and different way of life.  Can he accept the changes and survive the ordeal without his Pa and his brothers by his side?  

Rated:  MA  (47,000 words)

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A Promise by Ring Nose (by BettyHT)

Summary: An attempt to give background for “The Paiute War” episode and answer some questions. Why had Young Wolf developed animosity toward Adam? Why did Ring Nose agree to come back with Ben knowing he would be jailed or hanged for what had happened? Why was Wilson so intent on getting revenge on the Paiute and Adam?  

Rating = T  WC = 17,962

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