Author Page – AC1830

I’m from the US. I grew up with Bonanza. While I love all the characters, Adam is my favorite (and I like Candy too).

NEWEST:  Never, Ever Mess With His… — see summary below.

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A Brother’s Heartache
(by AC1830)
Summary:  In She Walks in Beauty, Regan Miller nearly destroyed two brothers’ relationship.  So what happened from the time when Hoss nearly beat Adam to death to when they reunited in Virginia City? A missing scene, or two, for She Walks in Beauty.
Rating K+, Word Count 1430
A Brother’s
(By AC1830)
Summary: One brother says good-bye to another.
Rating – K, Word count – 1446
A Christmas Journey
(by AC1830)
Summary: As three of the Cartwrights are making their way home for Christmas, Ben becomes ill.  Adam and Hoss find a rancher willing to give them refuge from the cold and snow.  Little do they know, their rescuer has a connection with another journey the Cartwrights made many years earlier. Ben, Adam and Hoss find they’ve come full circle in their Christmas journeys.
Rating = K, Word Count = 8705
A Different
(by AC1830)
Summary:  Imagine the scene in The Ride where Adam and Ben are by the fire having a serious conversation.  What if father and son discussed something totally different?  This came from a dialogue-only challenge.
Rating = K   WC = 818
A Heart of Hope
(by AC1830)
Summary:  Written for the 2017 Advent Calendar.
A Merry Heart
(by AC1830)
Summary:  While Joe is missing his brother at Christmas, a friend’s tragedy gives Joe a new perspective on the Christmas spirit.
Rating – K, WC – 1281
A Tribute to Pa
(by AC1830)
Summary:  This is a Father’s Day tribute to our favorite Dad, and to all the dads and kids everywhere.
Rating: K   WC = 1694
Believe in Love
– A Special Love
(by AC1830)
Summary:  Adam Cartwright and Peggy Dayton developed a special relationship that seemed to go beyond friendship. This is a WHN about the strength of that bond after tragedy strikes at Christmas.
WC = 8882   Rating K+
Black and Gold
(by AC1830)
Summary:  Rumors and sightings are flying around town about a dark creature roaming the mountains of the Ponderosa.  Will the Cartwrights find out what it is?  This little story was written for a Tall Tales challenge.
Rating K    WC = 1018
Blessings of Friendship
(by AC1830)
Summary:  After a last minute cattle drive that almost drove Hop Sing away, can the Cartwrights hope to have a calm Thanksgiving? Perhaps with a little help from some friends.
Rating – K     WC – 1288
(by AC1830)
Summary:  This is a what-if story for Halloween.  Adam’s son loves to read.  After reading a forbidden book, he discovers a dark family secret.
Rating – T     Word count – 1949
Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes, Part 1
(by AC1830)
Summary: It is 1875.  After recovering from some family tragedies, Adam and Joe still don’t have their spark back.  Their wives come up with a plan to light their fires again.
Rating: K  (2354 words)
Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes, Part 2
(by AC1830)
Summary:  Adam and Joe are on their “vacations” planned by their wives.  Will they each be able to finally deal with their grief as well as rekindle their love for their wives?  This is a continuation of Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes.  I suggest reading, or re-reading, that one before beginning this story.  Also, I’ll issue a “tissue alert” for this one.
WC = 7694   Rating = K+
Lo, I Am With You
(by AC1830)
Summary:  One of the Cartwrights is badly injured.  He’s trying to get home.  Someone comes to his rescue and helps him until his brother can find him.  But who took care of him?
Rating = K  (1633 words)
Lost and Found
(by AC1830)
Summary:  While in San Francisco with his father, ten year old Adam gets lost and is cared for by a special person.  Several years later, Adam has the chance to return the favor when he unknowingly saves the man’s life.
Rated K+   WC 1675
Never, Ever Mess With His…..? (by AC1830)
 Why is Adam in the dirt at Hoss’ feet?  Hoss is not going to like the answer.
Rating – K, WC – 823
Ponderosa Tiger
(by AC1830)
Summary:  Adam gets into a sticky mess at Halloween.  This is a fun story written for an October 2015 photo challenge.  The posted picture was the challenge – what were Hoss and Joe looking at?
Rating K   Word count = 1000
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
Spirit Child
(by AC1830)
Summary:  On his way home, Joe encounters a Spring snow storm and has to wait it out in a line shack. He has a visit from an unusual child who tells him troubling things about Adam, who has been gone for years.  Adam, in the mean time has suffered a great loss and has returned home. He and Hoss head into the mountains to meet with Joe.  Joe is desperate to get to Adam when he learns from the child that Adam has been injured on his way to the shack.  The brothers reconnect but soon learn the child is part of a terrible tragedy in Adam’s life. Will Adam find healing or more sorrow on his way home with his brothers?
Word count – 8814  Rating K+
(by AC1830)
Summary:  Young Hoss and Joe have decided that Ben deserves a day off so they plan a special day with him, but Ben soon discovers it’s more special than anyone anticipated.
Rating K  Word Count 678
Takin’ a Break
(by AC1830)
Summary: When July rolls in like a flaming freight train perhaps it’s best to just kick back and have a little fun.
Rating: K   Word Count: 922
The Long Night
(by AC1830)
Summary:  This is a missing scene for My Brother’s Keeper.  What happened from the time Ben arrived home with eyes blazing and gun drawn, to the next morning when he and Adam appear quite calm, despite Adam’s horrific, days-long ordeal of caring for his brother?
Rating: K   WC = 1498


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