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Disclaimer

I am in no way affiliated to any of the shows portrayed in my stories. No copyright infringement is intended and I have made no profit from  any of my stories.I do not own any of the rights to any of the characters or programs represented in the fanfic stories.The sole aim of these stories is to entertain. Click here to filter so you only view the Laramie stories.

Please note stories should be read in numerical order as many of the stories are linked to previous ones, starting at number #1 Loved Lost Survived. To view the stories in order click on Archives All and they will be displayed, then simply choose your story by clicking on the title.

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The Laramie Chronicles

My stories are based on the Laramie TV Show which aired between 1959 and 1963, staring Robert Fuller as Jess Harper and John Smith as Slim Sherman,two friends running a Ranch and Relay Station in 1870’s Wyoming.

Some stories also feature their housekeeper Mrs Daisy Cooper played by Spring Byington and Mike Williams their Ward played by Dennis Holmes.
Other characters featured were Sheriff Mort Corey, Stage driver Mose Shell,Slim’s younger brother Andy Sherman and an old family friend named Jonsey.

The stories are sometimes theme led as in Loved lost Survived where the subject of bereavement is explored, within the parameters of early 1870 western America.Many of the stories deal with issues of the time from lawlessness to the problems involved in eking out a living in the untamed west. The main framework of all the stories is the enduring friendship between the two, very different main characters.

Slim Sherman is the honest, straightforward ranch owner, who is a worrier and likes to do everything by the book and within the letter of the law. However once he befriends Jess Harper drifter, and ex gunslinger with a wild streak, his life changes forever. The unlikely duo team up and eventually become partners in the business but many trials and tribulations abound and life is never plain sailing.

I hope you will enjoy my take on this popular series. I have been writing these stories for over four years and have completed over fifty, many available on various Fanfic sites. It is my aim to compile them on this site,in time,as I have had many requests to collect them all together, so welcome to the new home of my Laramie Chronicles.

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#80 Andy Slim and Me -End of an Era

Andy, Slim & Me - End of an Era

By Patty Wilkinson(Some strong language, adult themes and violence)

Third of the Trilogy of the ‘Andy, Slim & Me’ stories

Prologue
As told by Jess Harper.

Times they’d been changing since I’d first moved into the Sherman Ranch and Relay Station...I guess me arriving with a greased holster and trouble in both pockets, as Slim termed it, kinda changed things some...me in particular. But then over the first and second year I was there I reckon everyone who slept under that ol’ roof changed some...and in some real special ways too.
I guess the biggest change in me was when I put my old gunslinger weapon up for good and decided to throw in my lot at the Sherman place...Well I reckon there were a few times I regretted that decision...But maybe not as much as Slim, Andy and old Jonesy had cause to. What with my wild ways and all...But I figure generally they ended up feelin’ kinda glad I was a part of the set up. And dang it, I never thought I’d say this...but I was real glad to have a place to call home...a place where I could really make something of myself.
Anyways I’d been there a while when Slim decided that it was time young Andy left home to head off for a St Louis Boarding School and get all educated up as per his Pa’s last wish...Well I’d spoken to the boy about it and it looked like he was pretty much fired up to move on. To get the kinda education he needed under his belt to be an animal doc... or as Slim said hopefully, even a real proper Doc...
Well that was until the day he was to leave the ranch loomed closer and closer...and it looked like he was having second thoughts....Read More »

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#79 Andy Slim and Me- What Happened Next.

Andy, Slim and Me – What Happened Next?
By
Patty Wilkinson
Second of a Trilogy Andy, Slim & Me Stories

Some strong language, adult themes an and violence

Forward by Jess Harper

I guess those first few weeks and months at the Sherman Ranch and Relay were kinda eventful in more ways than one. I reckon it was a time of learning…us all getting to know and trust each other and heck that didn’t come easy.
See I was just findin’ my feet. Even beginning to think that Wyoming might be the kind of place I could settle, put down roots, heck really make a go of things…Then the Durkin brothers arrived and turned everything upside down…* See #78 Andy Slim & Me
I won’t go into the details, but when Andy was put in grave danger, well then, I felt I really should move on...It was only the fact that I managed to save Andy’s life that made Slim realize I would never let him or the kid down. Well I guess that really strengthened the bond between us all…especially me and Slim and I was persuaded to stay.
Then there was Mort Cory. Jeez I never thought I’d count a lawman as one of my good friends but it was sure shaping up that way. I figure he rated me as much as I did him, especially when the chips were down and you needed a good man at yer back. It had been Mort who helped me out when the whole town had turned against me after an old flame, Durkin’ s sister, had spread lies of the very worst kind about me. The Sheriff helped to ‘exonerate’, me ...Slim’ s words. So now I was in pretty good standing with everyone…well almost everyone…
As to old Jonesy , well I guess he figured the jury was still out as far as I was concerned and there was no way he was cutting me any slack…That was until one day in high summer of that first year that I started to call the Sherman place home…. and he needed my help.Read More »

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Stay Safe

Dear Readers,

Due to all the crazy things that are going on in the world right now I thought it might be a good idea to send a little ‘Happy Card’ to you all.

Just to say I hope you are keeping well and safe and that you are in good spirits. I guess none of us have ever lived through times like these and it is certainly challenging for us all!

However we are a resourceful people and usually rise to the occasion, so I’m sure all will be well...just a case of sitting tight and riding out the storm!

I do hope that you are surviving well and things are not too difficult. As my dear old Ma always said, ‘All things pass in time!’

Take care and look after your-self, keep calm and carry on reading!

A new story will be out soon. In the mean time stay safe and well,

All good wishes from Jess and I,

Patty xxx