Laramie Original Stories
Updated February 15, 2014
This page contains fan-written fiction based on the characters of Laramie. It is in no way intended as an infringement on any copyrights. It's only for our own enjoyment. Ain't no body makin' any money on this, believe you me. The situations presented and the original characters created for these stories remain the property of the authors. Stories on this page are presented in the order they were posted.    stories are at the bottom.
The Way Home by Arren Jess gets himself in a passel of trouble in a distant town. A good-hearted stranger helps him find the way home, and finds his own way in the process.
I'll Be Home For Christmas by Arren Jess struggles to keep a promise to Andy. This one is a gift to the Relay Station, and a Christmas card to everyone who loves Laramie as much as we do. Merry Christmas, 2002. Added December, 2002.
The Christmas Winds by Maddie Holthe
A Laramie Christmas Story. Trouble comes to the relay station just before Christmas while Jess is worrying about making it a special Christmas for Mike. This continues the alternate version of how Slim and Jess met established in Maddie's "Requiem for a Renegade". Added February 2006.
The First Christmas by Patricia Henry
A rocky start to the first Christmas at the Relay Station for Jess with his new family, when his past Christmases come back to haunt him. Added Christmas Eve, 2006.
Second Chance by Patricia Henry
A nice little murder mystery involving Jess, Slim, the cast of The Virginian with a smattering of The Big Valley and Bonanza thrown in. Added October 2007.
Waiting by BadgerGater
Jess waits on the side of the road for Slim to return after he is shot. A missing scene from "Night of the Quiet Man". Added June, 2008
Bounty by BadgerGater
A bounty hunter comes after Jess, not knowing that wanted poster was old. Added August, 2008.
Tinder and Ash by Nachuma
A fire at the ranch brings back memories of Jess' family, as Slim and Jonesy fight to save his life. Added August, 2008.
Haunted, by Nachuma
A crossover with one of our all-time favorite shows, "Supernatural". Added March 14, 2010.
The First Step, by BadgerGater
An epilogue to Stage Stop that supplies one of those missing answers Ė where did that gun (Jessí gunfighter gun thatís hidden by the fireplace) come from? Added June 1, 2010.
Sorrow Trail, by Gail
It was a time of loss for The People, and friendship with them was a difficult path for Slim and Jess. References to earlier stories, but can be stand alone. Added August 4, 2010
Defiance, by Badgergater
As a wounded Jess returns home, his friends care for him, and worry. Missing scenes starting at Fort Defiance, on the way home, and a sequel to the episode Men of Defiance
Added August 23, 2010
The Stray, by Betty
A cowboy and his dog. Jess picks up a stray in this sweet short story.
Added September 8, 2010
The Big Cat, by Donna Wilmeth
Jess can't understand why the big mountain lion seems to be keeping watch over him.
Added September 11, 2010
Sins of the Father, by Pat Storm
Terror from Jess' past catches up with him, bringing new twists to complicate life at the Sherman Ranch and his new found family, putting all their lives in danger.
Added September 23, 2010
The Good Life, by Badger
When a rogue bear begins killing cattle, Slim and Jess must rid the range of this menace.
Added November 2, 2010
Nobility, by Jay Goldammer
The story of Mort Corey's wealthy cousin who comes to Laramie to offer Mort a job in Chicago.
Added February 15, 2011
Kayanna's Return, by Linda Phillips
When Daisy must leave the ranch to tend a sick friend, an old Sherman friend arrives to take over, and Jess finds himself in turmoil.
Added March 3, 2011
2010 4-story Challenge, by Gail
These four stories were written in response to a challenge; write stories based upon the words "rota, roster, rotor, rooster".
Added March 21, 2011
The Wanted Man, by Badger
Jess Harper is on the run, and the news shocks those back at the ranch. Filling in the gaps to Season 3's Lawless Seven Added April 5, 2011
Silence, by Badger
A missing scene for The Replacement, between the end of the gunfight and the tag. Added May 10, 2011
Family, by Jay Goldammer
"Family" is the sequel to "Nobility" and recounts the difficult journey of Mort Corey Sr. to Mort Corey Juniors wedding. Mort Sr. is aided and abetted by Jess Harper and the bride. This can stand alone if one wishes.
Added May 13, 2011
Loyal to a Fault, by Skye
Based on a brief mention by Jess from "Glory Road" about breaking his leg after a fall from his horse.
Added June 17, 2011
The Voice of Silence, by Betsy
Daisy takes in a deaf and mute girl who finds her place in life with Daisy's gentle care.
Added July 6, 2011
Too Late, by Badgergater
Missing scene and epilogue to The Fugitives. Jess has to tell Slim the truth about Greevy's escape, and the answer to a couple of nagging questions.
Added September 6, 2011
Acceptance, by Deborah Casey
After a life changing accident, Jess wonders if it is best that he stay on at the ranch or leave for the better of all. As told by Slim Sherman.
Added September 22, 2011
Spirit Trail, by Gail
Not all trails are across the land; some lead deep into the heart and spirit. For Jess, this was the way of it.
Added October 3, 2011
Where the Greenbriers Twine, by Pat Storm
Andyís growing pains cause havoc at the Sherman Ranch as well as a heap of trouble for himself. With Slim and Jess away, Jonesy must handle the growing teenís rebellion leading to even further complications once Slim and Jess return to the ranch.
Added December 4, 2011
Holding On by Gail
The shootist rode in with the southwest wind, through the dust kicking up on Main Street.
December 4, 2011
Arrogance, by Gail
It was his first Christmas at the ranch, and Jess understood Andy's longing for some promise of good in the world. But first there's a gang to deal with.
Added December 4, 2011
Farewell, by Florence Bush
Daisy is looking back on her life. Some bits and pieces of what happened at the Sherman ranch after Season 4.
Added December 4, 2011
Leaving Home, by Badgergater
Between Seasons 1 and 2 -- Itís a time of change at the Sherman Ranch and not everyone is taking it well. In fact, no one is. Added January 31, 2012
Twisters From Texas, by Iphigenia Smytes Tomes
Former Texas panhandle drifter Jess Harper, has settled down in Laramie, somewhat, and known to declare heís only afraid of two things, a good woman and being left afoot, a quote from real cowboy Teddy Blue. Rancher Slim Sherman, on the other hand, talks about settling down with a good woman whenever the writers allow him. What better way to see how they react than to throw a woman into the mix!
Added March 15, 2012.
Prizes, by Jay Goldammer
Prizes is a three part story, of which only part 1 stands alone. Part 1- Winner Takes All- Where an unplanned acquisition by Jess leads to civil disorder. Part 2- Diddling Around- A romance for Slim. Part 3- See How They Run - Slim's innocuous trip to Cheyenne takes an unexpected turn.
Added March 30, 2012.
Chupacabra!, by Pat Storm
What is stalking the local rancherís newborn calves? Does Jess know the answer from stories heíd been told as a child back on the Panhandle? When one of their own calves is ravished, the boys must find out the truth. Added April 16, 2012.
The Suit, by Joyce Manley
Slim and Jess are invited to a fancy wedding, but Jess' idea of fancy is far different from Slim's. Added May 25, 2012.
Eagles and Horses, by Pat W.
Slim reaches the breaking point and tells Jess to ride out,only to meet up with a much different Jess later. Added May 25, 2012.
A Sacred Birth, by Pat Storm
Poor Slim, outnumbered again and always amazed by his pardner and little brother, and by what they will bring to the ranch next. Added September 22, 2012.
From the Memoirs of Miss Emma Scott, by Pat Storm
Miss Emmas Scott remembers and encounter with two handsome strangers who drift into her town as she writes her memoirs. Memories can sometimes cause even a retired saloon girl to blush. Added November 16, 2012.
Four Days on the Prairie, by Badgergater
From an incident mentioned by Jess in Glory Road, something that happened several years before: here's how it just might have taken place. Added March 12, 2013.
Battle Plans, by Jan G.
Missing scenes from near the middle of The General Must Die. And some answers for the action at the end of the episode. Slim tries to keep everybody safe! Added Monday, April 22, 2013.
Belonging, by Badgergater
There are things to be talked about on the ride home from Tumavaca (missing scenes from near the end of The Road to Tumavaca. Added Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Dead Man's Tale
Slim and Andy Sherman and an ailing Jess Harper accidentally stumble onto a secret that will change their lives forever. Added Monday, June 3, 2013
Second Chances, by Badgergater
Jess is thinking about what he's done after the shootout with Bakker's Bunch. A missing scene from the season 2 episode, No Second Chances.
Added September 27, 2013