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Author has written 69 stories for Gunsmoke.

I've been writing Gunsmoke FF since June of 2012. I'd never written a thing before other than school assignments back in the day. I've been a fan of Gunsmoke for as long as I can remember, and once I found FF, I so loved reading it that I decided to give writing a try. Once I started, a lot of generous writers and readers encouraged me and I got hooked. I am endlessly inspired by the talent of the writers who post here and the readers who share their comments and insights. I've gotten negative comments about my stories, but that's OK. I truly am a person who loves a good discussion, so all points of view are welcome. My true confession is that I used to block comments, so that "guests" who said negative things were eliminated. I've changed my mind about that. If something I write makes someone feel strongly in any direction, I'm truly amazed. Have your say, but please know that you can PM me. I'll never take offense, and we can have a real discussion.

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KITTY'S RETURN by RBHDPSMMK4EVER reviews
This story is set in Season 19 into Season 20. Kitty and Matt have a serious disagreement precipitated by the presence of old flames. Neither is ready to calmly discuss what is happening. Each one thinks the other is being unreasonable. Kitty decides she has to leave for a while to clear her head. She disappears and Matt must try to track her down after a terrible accident.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 21 - Words: 22,647 - Reviews: 235 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/31/2018 - Published: 8/12/2018
It's What He Deserves by lostcowgirl reviews
Matt Dillon thinks he has enough problems dealing with crooked gamblers, drunken TX cowboys and a friend from his youth turned lawman hating gunman. That is until he's filled with hate upon spotting a man out of the corner of his eye he last saw when he was 10.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,394 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/9/2016 - Published: 8/3/2016 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A., Chester G. - Complete
Lawman's Lament by lostcowgirl reviews
The job takes its toll on a man. All Matt wants to do is get home but he must first protect a boy, a strongbox with money for Ft. Dodge and himself.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,357 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/29/2015 - Published: 10/20/2015 - Complete
Decisions and Desires by ladybrit reviews
The Long Branch Saloon, had a reputation for having the prettiest girls, the best whisky and the coldest beer. There was no problem attracting customers. As far as business went Miss Kitty Russell should be feeling very happy right now, but it wasn't business that was worrying her.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 29,140 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/15/2015 - Published: 8/31/2015 - Complete
Past Meets Present by lostcowgirl reviews
Thanks to his stubborn devotion to duty Matt is still sick when a series of incidents that start out as practical jokes turn serious enough to be life threatening. At the same time the cattle season begins with the influx of people that impact Matt & Kitty's past & present. This is an ATC to Season 6 Unloaded Gun. AN: Apologies to those who tried to read my first posting attempt.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,499 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/21/2015 - Published: 4/10/2015 - Complete
The Men Who Loved Her by NevadaRose reviews
Kitty Russell was a remarkable woman, and a number of men, foremost among them Matt Dillon, loved her in a variety of ways. This story is about the different kinds of love, care, comfort, and protection that arise in relation what can happen in a person's life.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 80,868 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/22/2015 - Published: 2/12/2015 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Professional Courtesy by ladybrit reviews
After Chosen Profession, several people had asked for another story about Doctor Melissa Anders. This is it. She arrives in Dodge City to find the town in the middle of an outbreak of influenza. The events are heavily influenced by the epidemic proportions of the H3 N2 virus that caused everyone such misery in the 2014/ 2015 flu season.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Western/Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,608 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 3/8/2015 - Published: 3/4/2015 - Complete
Matt on Trial by lostcowgirl reviews
Sheriff Rick Miller may have stopped Matt Dillon from killing Dean Harlow with his bare hands, but that didn't help Kitty Russell. If she died nothing that happened from now on mattered. This is my attempt at meeting Nevada Rose's challenge.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Western/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,806 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/11/2015 - Published: 12/27/2014 - Complete
Revelations by anotherredhead reviews
Sixteen years after leaving Dodge, Kitty returns to ask Matt for a favor. A rewrite of "Return to Dodge."
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 28,306 - Reviews: 211 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 1/7/2015 - Published: 1/1/2015 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A Fine and Private Place: A Kincaid Story by NevadaRose reviews
Matt and Kitty have been together nearly 15 years - in the privacy of Kitty's room, and with advice from friends old and new, they explore the changes that might happen in their lives. The story accepts most of the series up through season 14, then makes some turns. Adult content.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance/Western - Chapters: 35 - Words: 108,310 - Reviews: 330 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10/17/2014 - Published: 7/13/2014 - Matt D., Doc. A., Sam N., Kitty R. - Complete
Decisions Made by LadyofDodge reviews
"What's the matter, honey?" Matt's voice was low and silky soft. The tender tone, the seldom used term of endearment were nearly her undoing. Reaching her arms toward him like a lost child, she whispered, "Hold me, Matt...please...just hold me." This story is an ATC for Kitty's Love Affair.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,278 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/9/2014 - Complete
Doc's Dilemma by ladybrit reviews
A little drama and adventure but most of this is devoted to Doc Adams whose skills are constantly in demand because he is the only Doctor within a hundred miles of Dodge City The very nature of his profession sets him apart from even his closest friends and when he thinks his skills are not up to the task in hand, he has to handle his own emotions before he can help others.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,312 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/25/2014 - Published: 6/21/2014 - Complete
Lawman by ladybrit reviews
Matt has to save an old friend and fellow lawman, from the gallows.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 35,690 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 5/1/2014 - Published: 4/25/2014 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
The Morning After by annieoakley30.06 reviews
Short ATC to Hostage and A Quiet Day in Dodge
Gunsmoke - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 935 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/7/2014 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Homecoming by LadyofDodge reviews
When Kitty left Dodge, and Matt, after 19 years, she never intended to return. But sometimes things happen...
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,144 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/27/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Kitty's Love Story by anotherredhead reviews
Kitty has a choice to make when she meets a man who causes her to re-evaluate her life with Matt. A rewrite of Kitty's Love Affair.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,852 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/21/2013 - Published: 11/18/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
The Birthday Party by anotherredhead reviews
Kitty talks Matt into helping her throw a surprise party, which quickly starts spiraling out of control when nothing goes as planned.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,915 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/26/2013 - Published: 9/24/2013 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R. - Complete
Counterfeit by ladybrit reviews
Matt Dillon has been gone from Dodge City for a long time when an urgent telegram arrives for Doc.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Western/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 31,379 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/22/2013 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A. - Complete
Don't You Want the Job? by mahc reviews
ATC for 'Anybody Can Kill a Marshal' Part of the flashback dialogue between Matt and Kitty is from the ep. I take no credit for that, of course, except for the surrounding description.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,845 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Published: 6/7/2011 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
The Best Part by mahc reviews
ATC to "The Avengers" - She was going to die. In just a matter of moments she was actually going to die. It wasn’t the first time Kitty Russell had faced that realization, but it was the most recent and, therefore, the most imminently possible.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,785 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2009 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
No Other Man by LadyofDodge reviews
...and then I began the longest walk of my life--the fifteen steps to the corner of the jail house." Kitty confides in her journal again.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,487 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/20/2009 - Complete
Elegy for a Marshal by mahc reviews
Just go on up now? While everyone was still there? While everyone could see him climb those stairs and know exactly whose room he was going to? And know exactly – well maybe not exactly – what he would be doing, and with whom?
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 30,743 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/9/2009 - Published: 1/4/2009 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Trust and Misunderstanding by FlarnChef reviews
A MM for "Whelan's Men," and yes there are spoilers. "Gunsmoke" doesn't belong to me. I just play in Dodge City... in my mind.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,107 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/9/2008 - Complete
GUNSMOKE Together an ATC for The Badge by MarMar1 reviews
Kitty left in this episode what made her change her mind and return?
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Complete
Episode Addition to the Gunsmoke ep The Badge by meri.MKfan reviews
What happened after Matt and Kitty's midnight stroll at the end of The Badge.
Gunsmoke - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,694 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/9/2007 - Complete
Haunted Heart by mahc reviews
He found his thoughts returning to another night three years earlier, a night he had lain almost in this very spot, a night he had thought would change his life. And it certainly had, but not at all the way he planned.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 108,092 - Reviews: 122 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/24/2007 - Published: 6/24/2006 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
If a Tree Falls Before Bedtime by mahc reviews
EPILOGUE POSTED He stared after her a moment, confused. It almost sounded as if she wanted to be molested. But surely that didn’t make sense –
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,227 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 2/19/2006 - Published: 1/22/2006 - Matt D., Kitty R.
Awareness by mahc reviews
Her thoughts fluttered back to that night, to his stunned eyes. He had knelt by her side, clutched her hand in his. “I need you, Kitty. I need you.”
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,829 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/16/2005 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
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A Rescue reviews
I sometimes imagine my own season 20 with Kitty still being there! This might be an episode. Kitty gets a disturbing note. (still not too good at this summary stuff, I know).
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 13,174 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 11/12 - Published: 11/4 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R., Festus H.
Wounds reviews
Matt's gun arm is seriously wounded in the episode, the Disciple, but people can be wounded in different ways. Is it true that time heals all wounds? (Yes, I'm still bad at this summary thing).
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,798 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/19 - Published: 9/12 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R.
A Visit reviews
After four years away from Dodge, Kitty returns married with children. (Like I've said before, I am very bad at this summary thing).
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,887 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/17 - Published: 5/14 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Overheard reviews
Takes place after MLS (I hate that title!). Mike Yardner visits Dodge, but I try to stay within GS canon. I think it could have happened! Just one chapter.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,313 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/10 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R. - Complete
Another Try reviews
6 months ago, Matt and Kitty's vacation to St. Louis had barely begun when it completely fell apart. Now they decide to try again. Can they succeed in having a normal vacation?
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,946 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/19 - Published: 2/11 - Matt D., Kitty R.
The More Things Change reviews
One Chapter. Kitty & Matt. Do we find our future by leaving our past behind?
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,021 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/2 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
After a Year reviews
At the end of The Founding, Kitty gave a baby up, despite an awakened pull towards motherhood. After a year, does anything change in her relationship with Matt?
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,593 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/23/2021 - Published: 11/19/2021 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Back from Mary reviews
An ATC for the episode, The Foundling. Emotions can be complicated
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,976 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/15/2021 - Matt D., Sam N., Kitty R. - Complete
Expectations reviews
An idea of where Kitty was during season 20. Sometimes we don't know people as well as we think. (In my GS mind the movies are discounted!)
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,926 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/21/2021 - Published: 9/12/2021 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R.
Looking Back - Moving Forward reviews
A post series Kitty and Matt story. The movies didn't happen. The title says it all.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,577 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/31/2021 - Published: 5/24/2021 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Things We Tell Ourselves reviews
Tragedy comes to Dodge. Sometimes we believe what we want to believe.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,546 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 1/29/2021 - Published: 1/17/2021 - Matt D., Doc. A., Sam N., Kitty R. - Complete
Important reviews
Matt misses another sociable. A Matt and Kitty story. I originally intended this to be a one chapter story, but it got too long so it's 2 chapters.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,952 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/14/2020 - Published: 9/13/2020 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Next Times reviews
"Seems to me I left 3 or 4 times ..." Kitty from Gold Train:The Bullet (season 17). This story picks up near the end of The Badge (season 15). Sometimes our actions have consequences we never even dreamed of!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 30,370 - Reviews: 192 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 5/31/2020 - Published: 5/16/2020 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Chances reviews
A Kitty and Matt Story - AU (for sure). MaryRoseEllen gave me the idea for this story. The idea could have gone many different ways. This is the way my mind and imagination took it. Thank you MaryRoseEllen. I hope the following 6 chapters don't disappoint you.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,288 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/7/2020 - Published: 1/2/2020 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Life's Realities reviews
I always thought that a missing moment for Kitty's Love Affair would be a Kitty/Doc conversation. Here's my version. I wrote this quite a while ago but was nervous about posting it. I came across it again and decided to!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,385 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/30/2019 - Complete
Ribbon of Love reviews
A light hearted look at love and magic, or the magic of love. This was an idea I wanted to try. Just 6 chapters! As always, I'm bad at this summary stuff.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,060 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/7/2019 - Published: 11/2/2019 - Matt D., Chester G., Kitty R. - Complete
A Tale of Two Cities reviews
Kitty and Matt face difficult challenges in separate cities, but don't know the problems they are forced to confront have a connection. (Yes, I know I'm pretty bad at this summary thing.)
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,969 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/21/2019 - Published: 9/10/2019 - Complete
A Change of Scenery reviews
Life seems somewhat stale to Kitty!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,433 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/4/2019 - Published: 4/24/2019 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A Clever Man reviews
A man comes to town and has plans for Kitty.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,268 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 3/6/2019 - Published: 2/24/2019 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Talk and More Talk reviews
Doc and Kitty have a failure to communicate. I wrote a story called, Talk, some time ago. Recently I received a comment from 52shari saying she wished the story had continued. She got me thinking, so here is a continuation. I reposted the original as chapter one and added 2 more. 52shari if you read this, I hope you're not disappointed.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,385 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/30/2018 - Complete
One Man's Decision reviews
After Kitty heals from the vicious attack by Bonner and his men, Matt makes a decision.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 30,635 - Reviews: 270 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/20/2018 - Published: 6/2/2018 - Complete
The Night Before reviews
This is how I imagined the night before Kitty's Love Affair. There's not much drama, angst or action but at least it's short!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,365 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/25/2018 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Building a Life reviews
"Doc ... our relationship is crumbling before my eyes." A Matt and Kitty Story
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,507 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/27/2018 - Published: 1/12/2018 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
You Know How I Feel reviews
A conversation with a Gunsmoke fan got me thinking about Kitty's Love Affair. His views made me revisit my own. The result is this combination MM & ATC for Kitty's Love Affair.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,376 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/26/2017
Dusk reviews
Kitty forms a new and interesting friendship. Oh and there's some action and adventure too. A Matt & Kitty story.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,867 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/30/2017 - Published: 9/18/2017 - Complete
A Quiet Night in Dodge reviews
A combination MM and ATC for A Quiet Day in Dodge. OK I am really bad at this summary stuff so that's all!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,668 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/13/2017
Crossroad reviews
This takes place 18/19 years in and there are decisions to be made by Kitty and Matt. I had intended this to be a 1 chapter story but I couldn't manage it so had to expand it to 3. It leaves GS canon!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,908 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 5/2/2017 - Published: 4/30/2017 - Complete
What a Woman Can Do reviews
Life has never been easy for a strong, independent woman in a man's world. Kitty takes a trip to prove herself and someone from Matt's past arrives in Dodge.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,894 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/2/2017 - Published: 1/23/2017 - Complete
Encounter reviews
Just 1 chapter, this takes place in season 20. The real season 20, not the one shown on TV and the movies never happened. Kitty has an encounter with someone she never expected or wanted to meet.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,477 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/28/2016 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
Charlie reviews
A special person from Kitty's past suddenly reappears. Fortune favors the strong and the bold.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 18,721 - Reviews: 194 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 5/12/2016 - Published: 5/2/2016 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
A Journey Back reviews
Kitty is on a stage going back to Dodge. As everyone knows Kitty on a stagecoach is never good. Her travelmates prove to be interesting companions, to say the least.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 17,701 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 2/3/2016 - Published: 1/24/2016 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun reviews
Matt can't take Kitty to the sociable and she is upset. She finds someone in the same situation.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,273 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/26/2015 - Published: 9/24/2015 - Kitty R. - Complete
Finding a Path reviews
Early on Matt and Kitty are in love, but they are still figuring things out about themselves and their relationship. Oh, and there is quite a bit of murder and mayhem thrown in.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 16 - Words: 24,025 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/29/2015 - Published: 8/14/2015 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A. - Complete
A Year reviews
An idea of where Kitty was during season 20 and just after, done in 5 sketches.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,170 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/12/2015 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Will reviews
At the end of Kitty's Love Affair I sometimes wondered what Will Stambridge made of it all. Here's one brief idea.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,397 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2015 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
A Heart reviews
Early in Kitty and Matt's relationship they are still learning about love.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,715 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/13/2015 - Kitty R. - Complete
Beauty reviews
A beautiful 19 year old woman arrives in Dodge with a plan for a new life.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 19,747 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/25/2015 - Published: 3/13/2015 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A Note reviews
As we go through life making choices, sometimes a note left behind for a loved one can make a difference.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 26,883 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/16/2014 - Published: 11/29/2014 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A. - Complete
Talk reviews
Doc & Kitty are at Matt's bedside having a failure to communicate.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/29/2014 - Kitty R., Doc. A., Matt D. - Complete
Cost of Doing Business reviews
A wealthy man comes to Dodge and brings problems. This takes place early in the Matt and Kitty relationship. Folks, I am really bad at this summary thing!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 21,898 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 8/31/2014 - Published: 8/17/2014 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Protecting Others reviews
Having a good reason to do something doesn't always mean it's the right decision, or does it? Matt and Kitty face challenges.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 15 - Words: 21,657 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/15/2014 - Published: 6/1/2014 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A., Festus H. - Complete
A Gift reviews
Early in their relationship Matt wants to buy Kitty a gift. Dear readers, don't expect too much of this story, it's a simple one chapter story that I even hesitated to publish.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,310 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/27/2014 - Matt D. - Complete
Going Home reviews
The 3 part episode, Gold Train:The Bullet, has Matt being taken to Denver to have a specialist remove a bullet from his spine. En route Doc successfully operates and we are left believing Matt would recover. I always figured Matt got further care in Denver. This is my musing about Matt & Kitty's return home. Also another attempt on my part to say something in one chapter.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,059 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/8/2014 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
Acts of Kindness reviews
Matt arrests a woman for murder. Kitty thinks she's innocent. It's a problem.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,890 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/14/2014 - Published: 3/6/2014 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
A Different Path reviews
What if Kitty had married Will Stambridge? Also, I wanted to try to see if I could write a story in 1 chapter!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,970 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/15/2014 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
Choices and Plans reviews
After his gun arm is wounded Matt makes plans for the future. Men who've hated him for years, make plans too. The story takes place after the episode the Disciple, but familiarity with the episode is not needed for the story to make sense.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 18,497 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/5/2014 - Published: 1/25/2014 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A. - Complete
Dear Kitty reviews
After spending 5 years in Dodge, Kitty returns to New Orleans.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 20,335 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/20/2013 - Published: 12/7/2013 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
Family reviews
Some readers requested a sequel to a story I wrote called Foundling. Here it is. I believe it works as a stand alone. Warning - Out of canon!
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,412 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/12/2013 - Published: 11/3/2013 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
Foundling reviews
Taking its beginning from the TV episode "The Foundling" this goes off in a different direction.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,747 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/11/2013 - Published: 10/5/2013 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
The Fortune Teller reviews
A self proclaimed fortune teller comes to Dodge on a quest. What is she really capable of?
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 17,993 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/13/2013 - Published: 9/1/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R., Doc. A. - Complete
Trials reviews
Matt has evidence to present at a trial. Kitty reconnects with her past. They converge.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 24,324 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/18/2013 - Published: 7/3/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
After the Wedding reviews
A Matt & Kitty story with marriage and adventure.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,086 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/2/2013 - Published: 5/24/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Finding the Future reviews
Kitty is looking forward to her future with Matt, after looking back at some past obstacles. Of course nothing is simple
Gunsmoke - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 11,067 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/4/2013 - Published: 4/26/2013 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
The Ring reviews
A ring and a man, both from Kitty's past re-enter her life.
Gunsmoke - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,844 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/3/2013 - Published: 3/29/2013 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
The Fight reviews
Early in Kitty and Matt's relationship they are suddenly not talking to each other, and friends want to help.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,608 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/15/2013 - Published: 3/13/2013 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
The Trip reviews
Matt and Kitty take a trip together. A vacation of sorts after Will Stambridge.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 23,657 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/27/2013 - Published: 2/10/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Call To Duty reviews
Matt had been retired for 3 years, but Marshal Newly O'Brien comes with a request
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,672 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/16/2013 - Published: 1/5/2013 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Decisions, Reactions and Changes reviews
Life stands still for no one. After 19 years as marshal Matt's life is shaped not only by the decisions he makes, but by his reactions to the decisions made by others.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,581 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/19/2012 - Published: 12/10/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A Second Encounter reviews
Kitty is in St. Louis without Matt. A former suitor, Will Stambridge appears and is determined to have a second chance with her.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,686 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/24/2012 - Published: 11/17/2012 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
A Time To Quit reviews
Sometimes a person has to know when to quit and move on.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 12,422 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/29/2012 - Published: 10/21/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Fevers reviews
Kitty doesn't realize that Matt is ill when she asks him to ride out to do a favor for a friend.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,849 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/7/2012 - Published: 9/30/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Matt & Doc Before Dodge reviews
Kitty, Doc & Festus are worried about Matt. Doc recalls his first encounters with Matt to keep them occupied.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,123 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/23/2012 - Published: 9/21/2012 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R. - Complete
What Came Before reviews
An old man from Matt's past comes to Dodge, seeking some answers
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,954 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/6/2012 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R. - Complete
Revenge on Doc reviews
An obsessed man is intent on revenge not only on Doc but also on the people Doc cares about.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,739 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/27/2012 - Published: 8/23/2012 - Doc. A., Matt D. - Complete
The Johnson Gang reviews
The Johnson Gang is in Kansas taking hostages for ransom. Kitty gets involved doing a favor for a friend, while taking a trip Matt doesn't want her to go on.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,709 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/18/2012 - Published: 8/13/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
A Visit from Grace reviews
Kitty's beloved and beautiful childhood friend visits. Should Kitty be worried about her interest in Matt?
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,717 - Reviews: 25 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/26/2012 - Published: 7/21/2012 - Kitty R., Matt D. - Complete
The Evil That Men Do reviews
Matt goes after a bad guy
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 8,619 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 7/8/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
Kitty Returns reviews
The hours following the end of The Badge. Kitty returns.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,529 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/5/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete
You're Not Alone reviews
My version of what went on between Kitty & Matt during season 20.
Gunsmoke - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 14 - Words: 15,960 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 6/24/2012 - Matt D., Kitty R. - Complete