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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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#86 The Secret in the Attic


The Secret in the Attic

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

Many thanks to Pam Knych Klawinski for use of her excellent screen cap!

Chapter 1

It was a week after New Year and Daisy had been asking for the Christmas tree decorations to be put away, back up in the attic, for several days.
Now it was a wet Sunday afternoon and Slim and Jess had run out of excuses.
“Come on Jess let’s get to it,” said Slim pushing his chair back from the table where a substantial Sunday Lunch had just been enjoyed.
Daisy hid a smile as she started to clear away the dishes. Her dear Mama had been right. The way to a man’s heart was through his stomach. Especially so with her three boys, as she thought of Jess Harper and Slim Sherman, partners in the Sherman Ranch and Relay Station and their young ward Mike Williams. Goodness she had become more than just a housekeeper to them she mused, but in so many ways she was a Ma really.
Jess confirmed that thought by grabbing her and placing a smacker of a kiss on the top of her head and saying, “Anything for you Daisy.”
“Um, well do try not to make too much mess dear,” Daisy replied, “it really is dusty up there.” Then she looked thoughtful, “I suppose it could do with a spring clean really.”
Jess backed off quickly a pained look crossing his handsome features, “Aw Daisy you don’t spring clean attics...that’s the whole dang point. They’re supposed to be dirty and untidy, just a place to store stuff ain’t they.”
“Well, you never know what you might find,” she said cheerfully. “There could be all sorts of hidden secrets up there.”Read More »

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Happy Valentine's Day!

I would just like to wish all my lovely readers a very Happy Valentine's Day! 

 Cowboys always loved and valued their mounts..and so it was with  Jess Harper and Traveller! So today I am honoring the faithful and  true Traveller...AKA  Hoot! 

 A new story on the way soon folks 😀 

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#85 Finding Christmas

Finding Christmas
By
Patty Wilkinson
(Some strong language, adult themes and violence...but not much!)

Many thanks to Jenny Prout for the lovely screen cap.

Chapter 1
The run up to Christmas was a busy and exciting time for most folk in Laramie. The Day itself was a time for ranchers to relax and take a step away from the often-backbreaking hard work and inclement weather; to spend a few hours in the good company of family and friends.
For the women folk the few weeks leading up to the special day were an especially busy time of preparation, baking, bringing in supplies, cleaning and of course making or buying gifts for their loved ones.
As for the children it was a time of unremitting excitement and much speculation as to what Santa would bring them that year. For even the lowliest of homes tried to provide a special present for the youngsters albeit often homemade by Pa in the barn. Many a rocking horse or doll’s house were fashioned, painted and wrapped in the dead of night, by candle light in the chilly barn.
As the days progressed preparations increased, with housewives getting short tempered in the heat of a busy kitchen, whilst over excited children were underfoot and made mischief. That was the signal for the menfolk to take themselves off on some pretext or other, returning later in the day when the children were abed and once more peace prevailed.
Two weeks before the big day, the Sherman spread was a hive of activity as well.Read More »