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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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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A Hard Place (by Betty HT)

Summary:  After a cattle drive, Adam gets sick, and when Ben starts getting some of the same symptoms, Joe finds that he has to be the one making the decisions on the journey home. It’s a tough job especially because the outlaws trailing them think they have the money from the cattle drive with them.  Joe has to come up with a plan or two to get them out of all these problems and save their lives.

Rating = T   WC = 12,477

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Messages (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Prequel stories set in the time shortly after the family has lost Marie and in the pre-Christmas season.  Little Joe is sad and there are a couple of ways that Adam finds to bring him out of that sorrow.  One his father isn’t entirely pleased to see but the other is amazing.

Rating:  K+  (1,620 words)

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Shoe Leather (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This is a prequel in which Adam is at odds with Ben and with Hoss because of events that occur and words that are spoken in anger. A master manipulator is at work and needs to be stopped before things get any worse.  Rating = T  WC = 13,369 Read More-> 20 total views, no views Read More …

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Bullfrog Song (by BettyHT)

Written for the 2016 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament.

Summary:  Adam meets a shy boy on the stage and then helps guide him when he must face decisions after traumatic events and revelations.  The boy has a secret that others want, but even he doesn’t know what that secret is.

Rated:  T    Word Count:  9907

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Second Chances (by BettyHT)

Summary:  The story follows the Heat Wave story and includes a flashback segment as well as taking the story forward as Adam deals with regrets he has in his life.  He goes to meet a woman he had known about ten years earlier, and their first meeting is the subject of that flashback.

Rating = T  WC = 21,833  (Nicknames BJ and Beej used with permission)

Heat Wave Series:

Heat Wave
Second Chances

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