Reviews by cma
A Mouthful of Regret by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 55]
Summary: Adam's second round-up following his return home from college.  He and Joe aren't getting along but a brutal bear attack changes everything.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5746 Read Count: 850
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: A Mouthful of Regret Reviewer: cma Signed

Good story however, I find myself conflicted with how Joe acted. Don't you think he was a bit old to be sitting in Ben's lap? 

 

 



Author's Response:

Thank you, cma.  Each child is different.  I'm glad to know you enjoyed the story.

Date: 05/29/2012
Redemption by EPM Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

A tragic fire causes a crisis of trust and faith.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7394 Read Count: 248
Published: 11/20/2011 Updated: 11/20/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed

I've read this before but enjoyed it a second time. Well done!!!



Author's Response:

Thank you so much!

EPM

Date: 11/20/2011
Small Gifts by EPM Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

A Cartwright Christmas Tale---


Categories: Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3581 Read Count: 114
Published: 12/02/2011 Updated: 12/02/2011 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed

Excellent!!! Your writing style and characterization is always spot on.



Author's Response:

Thank for the nice review. EPM

Date: 12/03/2011
Summary:

They're all around me now just like I thought they'd be and I'm still no closer to finding a way out of this fix. Not that I'm looking too hard for one; I guess I'm still hoping that my family will show up to rescue me, but that mere flicker of hope in my heart is quickly dying...like I am.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2951 Read Count: 359
Published: 01/22/2012 Updated: 01/22/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed

Excellent

Date: 01/22/2012
Summary:

A beautiful summer's day becomes a struggle of the spirit as well as the body.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5687 Read Count: 242
Published: 03/22/2012 Updated: 03/22/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed

Excellent. I've read this story before but the second time was just as sweet as the first.



Author's Response:

What a nice thing to say!  And thank you being kind enough to leave a comment.

EPM

Date: 03/22/2012
Unseen Link by EPM Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Ben and Adam are ambushed on the way home. Seperated by circumstance, something stronger keeps them together.


Categories: Action/Adventure Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8429 Read Count: 133
Published: 04/18/2012 Updated: 04/18/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed

Great story. Loved the way Ben "heard" Adam. Any more sitting around your closet?



Author's Response:

Thank you for leaving the nice comment. Yes, several stories that do not appear on this site but no new stories right now. I am, however feeling the urge to write again.

EPM

Date: 04/22/2012
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE by Krys Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Hoss Cartwright often wondered what side he would be on should the war come to the Ponderosa ... one cold winters night he found out exactly where he stood.


Categories: Drama Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13974 Read Count: 58
Published: 12/16/2012 Updated: 12/16/2012 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed
Thanks Krystyna, for a story well-written. It was indeed the viewpoint of the man in the middle.

Author's Response:

Hi cma, yes I thought it drove that point home to him as well, tragically even though it was ... thank you, cma.   Krystyna

Date: 01/02/2013
Burden Of Guilt by TLR Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

After college, Adam comes home.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1640 Read Count: 385
Published: 02/05/2013 Updated: 02/05/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed
Excellent story but it ended way too soon!

Author's Response:

Thanks for your review, cma, and for reading the story.

Date: 02/05/2013
The Gambler by faust Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Most people thought Adam wasn’t a gambler. They thought wrong.


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1750 Read Count: 86
Published: 04/24/2013 Updated: 04/24/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: The Gambler Reviewer: cma Signed
Sweet!!

Author's Response:

Thanks!

Date: 04/25/2013
Miss Millie by Krys Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Millicent Browne leaves her family in order to discover more about herself and the world, then she meets Hoss Cartwright and realises HE is her world....


Categories: Romance Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 30683 Read Count: 47
Published: 04/25/2013 Updated: 04/25/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed
Great story Krystyna.

Author's Response:

Thankyou so much, cma, glad you enjoyed it.  Krystyna

Date: 04/26/2013
A Wolf Story by TLR Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Ben relates a wolf story.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1078 Read Count: 131
Published: 04/26/2013 Updated: 04/26/2013 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed
Sweet.

Author's Response:

Thank you, cma.

Date: 04/26/2013
Final Storm by Sharry Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Something is decidedly amiss on the Ponderosa.  Despite the welcome start of a fresh spring season, Hop Sing warns the Cartwright family that something dangerous is truly underfoot.  Wanting answers, Ben engages the help of Sheriff Coffee with nearly disastrous results for Adam.         


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15530 Read Count: 96
Published: 06/19/2020 Updated: 06/19/2020 [Report This]
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed

Excellent. That's all I have to say.



Author's Response:

Thank you, cma.  :)  

Date: 06/29/2020
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Reviewer: cma Signed

Oh and one point. Why would Margaret be wearing earings? If they were a gift from George, I can understand but the reason wasn't obvious. Pioneer women did not dress themsleves up with earings very often. I think you need to expand upon that.

I also would have llked a tie-up between Hop Sing and Adam concerning the black panther.

 

As I said in my previous email, it's an excellent story. Thanks for posting it.



Author's Response:

While many women did not 'dress up' in those days, I made a small assumption that Margaret might have worn simple earrings as part of her every day attire.  I think it's a nice idea to assume any jewelry she wore was likely a gift from her husband although it was not a point that I chose to elaborate upon.  I didn't think it was important at the moment - not in my mind I guess.  I can, however, appreciate that you might have wanted to know more about that detail.   

I did consider a more lengthy tie-up of sorts between Hop Sing, Adam, and the symbolism of the black panther.  It is safe to say that I may have been a bit explained out at that point.  I don't think an additional tie-up between Adam and Hop Sing would have been at all unreasonable.  I simply chose a shorter route by allowing the panther, and all it represented, to quietly disappear, and for Adam and Hoss to remain safe in the aftermath.  However, Adam could have had indeed had a lot to talk to Hop Sing about once he was back home.  Perhaps I missed an opportunity there.  

Thank you for all of your feedback.  Thumbs up.  :)     


Date: 06/29/2020