Stories by southplains
AIM TRUE by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
Summary:

A man doesn’t always hit what he’s aiming for—even when he’s a Cartwright. Sometimes all he can do is hold his breath, squeeze the trigger, and just do the best he can.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22197 Read Count: 469
Published: 10/05/2011 Updated: 10/05/2011 [Report This]
BLOOD BONDS by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

The ties that bind men together are many and varied. Some of those ties can even be deadly, as Adam and Joe discover.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14780 Read Count: 240
Published: 08/14/2015 Updated: 08/14/2015 [Report This]
CROSSROADS by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Adam's choices regarding his torment at the hands of a madman result in an ever-widening "butterfly effect."  A WHN/WHI for "The Crucible."


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 36194 Read Count: 227
Published: 03/10/2014 Updated: 03/10/2014 [Report This]
DEVOTION by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

What did Joe's sweethearts think of his dalliance with Julia Bulette? This is the story of Joe's romance with Truckee Strip's Amy Bishop and how Julia played a role in their relationship--a relationship which started long before the Truckee Strip episode, by the way.


Categories: What Happens Before?, Drama, Romance Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7881 Read Count: 58
Published: 03/17/2015 Updated: 03/17/2015 [Report This]
FIGHT CLUB by southplains Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

"If I've told Joe once, I've told him a thousand times to keep those elbows in!" Famous words from Adam uttered while Joe is getting himself thoroughly whipped by Jean Millain in the Julia Bulette episode. This is the story behind those words.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Prequel, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4097 Read Count: 277
Published: 10/07/2012 Updated: 10/07/2012 [Report This]
GLORY by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

A WHN for My Brother's Keeper. Sometimes the aftermath is the toughest part of a tragedy to struggle through.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10020 Read Count: 411
Published: 09/28/2012 Updated: 09/28/2012 [Report This]
HEROES by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 25]
Summary:

Sometimes courage is found in the unlikeliest of sources, and sometimes answers are found in the tiniest things when all seems lost. A bank robbery goes bad, and the Cartwrights struggle to find a way to survive.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15978 Read Count: 448
Published: 09/20/2012 Updated: 09/20/2012 [Report This]
INVINCIBLE by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

Two brothers at odds. A war party on the attack. Alone in the mountains, wounded and with Indians in pursuit, Joe and Adam must lean on one another as never before.


Categories: Drama, Action/Adventure Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15711 Read Count: 234
Published: 12/16/2012 Updated: 12/16/2012 [Report This]
LOYAL SERVICE by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

What happens when a Cartwright loves a girl who, in turn, favors his brother? And what does Regina from 'The Hopefuls' have to do with Melinda Banning from ‘The Lady From Baltimore’? When Joe fell for Melinda Banning, she, in turn, had her eye on Adam. Things were brought to a head when Joe found Melinda and Adam together in a rather compromising tableau. To head off the unavoidable clash between the two brothers, Ben quickly found some other place for Adam to be while the Bannings were still around. But what happened when Adam came home after the episode’s ending? This story, narrated by Hop Sing, tells us how Joe and Adam came to terms with the events of that episode—and how Regina from the episode ‘The Hopefuls’ tied into it all. (Titled 'A Family Affair' on other sites, but I felt the title should reflect more of Hop Sing's part in the story, thus the change.)


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9247 Read Count: 204
Published: 09/30/2013 Updated: 09/30/2013 [Report This]
LUCKY by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

As Joe's life hangs in the balance, his dreams are haunted by old family secrets and questions he has never dared ask. He finds that the mysteries of Marie's background are deeply threaded throughout not only his own life, but that of the other Cartwright men as well; her past is intertwined inexorably among their destinies.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6813 Read Count: 264
Published: 08/18/2013 Updated: 08/18/2013 [Report This]