2 Mike's Decision by GSgal I hated that Matt went to bed with Mike & they had a child. I believe if Amanda Blake hadn't died after Return to Dodge, the movies that followed RTD would have featured Matt & Kitty's child. Unfortunately that didn't happen. My story is an ATC to Matt's Love Story & a MM to the Last Apache. (Don't worry. There's no interaction be Matt and Mike in my story.)
K+, English, Angst, words: 1k+, 8h, OC
7 Hole in Heaven » by ParkerPal A follow up to "Soft Rain." A reader requested a story of what Matt and Kitty went through when he returned to Dodge after dealing with Jude Bonner and the Dog Soldiers. As I said before, "Hostage" is such a brutal, unresolved episode that I rarely watch any of it. Writing "Soft Rain" and this story has helped settle it a little more in my own mind.
K+, English, Angst & Friendship, chapters: 3, words: 2k+, favs: 1, 20h
6 The Kissmas Tree » by GSgal This is going to be a two chapter story based on the season 1 episode, "Magnus." It tells how Kitty was able to get a Christmas tree for her Christmas Eve party. (Yes, I know it's not even Halloween. But I figured since the Hallmark Channel started their Countdown to Christmas, I could post a Christmas fanfic.) I don't own the Gunsmoke characters.
K+, English, Drama & Romance, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 1, updated: 10/24 published: 10/23, Matt D., Kitty R.
12 Soft Rain by ParkerPal A short ATC to season eighteen's "The Hostage." There are probably many others. This one formed almost fully in my mind, and somewhat reluctantly, since this is an episode I can barely ever watch.
K+, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 710, favs: 1, 10/20
13 Measure of Grief » by ParkerPal An ATC for season ten's "Big Man, Big Target." Four chapters total.
K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 4, words: 4k+, updated: 10/18 published: 10/17
6 Matt's Quest by GSgal The inspiration for this short story came from something Matt said to Kitty in season five's "Horse Deal." I do not own any of the main Gunsmoke characters. The story has a new ending. (Thanks 52shari! Your review inspired the ending. You're right those ladies did do Kitty a favor.)
K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/16, Matt D., Kitty R.
4 The Grudge » by Shellecah Tormented by brutality in prison, Cade Winton hounds Matt for a gunfight.
K+, English, Western, chapters: 3, words: 9k+, 10/16, Matt D., Doc. A., Chester G., Kitty R.
4The little box with a little ring by Gig889 Kitty and Matt are getting out of Dodge for a romantic trip. Matt is late and Kittys is mad, but it is the little box with the little ring that takes center stage.
K, English, Romance & Western, words: 3k+, follows: 3, 10/15, Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R., Festus H.
16 Back from Mary by broncomap An ATC for the episode, The Foundling. Emotions can be complicated
K, English, words: 1k+, favs: 3, follows: 1, 10/15, Matt D., Sam N., Kitty R.
12 Always on My Mind by festusgal This was inspired by Willie Nelson's version of the song. I've always felt Matt owed Kitty a few words here or there and this song reminds of their dynamic. Set after season 8 or there abouts.
K+, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 10/12, Matt D., Doc. A., Chester G., Kitty R.
12 Crossed Connections » by GSgal I thought I'd write a short (3 chapter) story with some humorous mystery. The only characters that belong to me are Gwendolyn and her mother, Ellenore Dalton. I would say this takes place around season 4. (The humor and mystery doesn't really start until chapter 2.)
K+, English, Humor & Mystery, chapters: 3, words: 4k+, follows: 1, updated: 10/10 published: 10/9, Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R., OC
21 French Postcards » by lilyjack00 What follows is a highly unlikely yet hopefully thoroughly enjoyable and fulfilling tale, told in two chapters. Please leave your skepticism in your other purse. ;-)
T, English, Romance, chapters: 2, words: 5k+, favs: 7, follows: 3, updated: 10/8 published: 10/6, Matt D., Kitty R.
14Buttons » by ParkerPal One of the quiet people in the background of Dodge City.
K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 10/6
105Hidden Secrets » by RunningFree93 There hidden secrets that Kitty has kept from Matt for more than 10 years. She has moved from Dodge to St. Louis to keep the secrets safe... But why does it feel like it's her undoing? and everything is unraveling around her? The story is rated T just to be safe.
T, English, Drama, chapters: 14, words: 30k+, favs: 7, follows: 18, updated: 10/4 published: 6/22, Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R., Newly O.
13 Ad Astra Per Aspera » by GSgal The title of this story means "To the stars through difficulties." It's Kansas' state motto. This story is an AU, set around the 4th or 5th season. I'm not sure how many chapters it will be. I'll try to post a chapter a day. The original Gunsmoke characters are not mine.
K+, English, Drama, chapters: 6, words: 9k+, favs: 1, follows: 5, updated: 10/3 published: 9/28, Matt D., Kitty R.
37 Justice Without Mercy » by Violets and Lilies My alternate for 11.14, Avengers, episode. 8 chapters. Posting once a day.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Crime, chapters: 8, words: 9k+, favs: 1, follows: 3, updated: 9/30 published: 9/23, Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R., Thad G.
8Man in the Moon » by ParkerPal For Sam
K, English, Friendship & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 2, words: 2k+, 9/24
5 Doggonest Stew by GSgal This is an MM from season 3 episode "Widow's Mite." I don't own any of the characters. All comments are welcomed and appreciated.
K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, 9/22, Matt D., Kitty R.
108Expectations » by broncomap 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!)
K, English, Drama, chapters: 10, words: 17k+, favs: 5, follows: 8, updated: 9/21 published: 9/12, Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R.
9 You're Still the One by lostcowgirl A song recorded by Orleans made me think of Kitty's emotional turmoil in season 15's The Badge. Here's an MM as she readies herself to surprise Matt in his office and a short ATC that follows the final scene of them walking arm in arm down Front Street.
K+, English, Romance, words: 1k+, 9/21, Matt D., Kitty R.
6 Doc's Mistake » by GSgal This is an ATC for the Pest Hole (Season 1). What if, in addition to the men in the jail who were diagnosed with typhoid, Chester wasn't the one who also ended up being sick with it? This story contains scenes and paraphrased dialogue from the episode. No plagiarism intended. I do not own the characters.
K+, English, Drama, chapters: 4, words: 5k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 9/18 published: 9/15, Matt D., Doc. A., Chester G., Kitty R.
6 Words by ParkerPal A short missing moment to "The Disciple," this time from Matt's point of view.
K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 795, 9/16
4 Can I Touch You Marshal? by GSgal This story is based on a scene from The Brothers (season 11 episode 25) with Matt and Kitty in Delmonico's. There is no plot. It's just a very short story for all you Matt and Kitty romance fans. I don't own any of the characters.
K+, English, Romance, words: 371, 9/14, Matt D., Kitty R.
7 A Little Bit Too Salty » by GSgal This is an ATC to the season 1 episode The Killer. What if Matt left Mr. Jonas' store after he went to the back to leave his new coat? I do not own these characters. The first part of the story contains scenes and dialogue from the show. No plagiarism intended.
K+, English, Crime & Drama, chapters: 3, words: 3k+, favs: 1, follows: 4, updated: 9/13 published: 9/11, Matt D., Doc. A., Kitty R., Jonas
246A Passionate Understanding: Vignettes Through the Years » by lilyjack00 Most are extremely brief, all will be stand-alone vignettes, completely unhindered by plot. ;-) Some sweet, some bittersweet, some humorous, some poignant, all romantic. When you get to the end of the "chapter" it is over. The end. If you like 'em, I've got seven or so already written, another half dozen partly written. If you hate 'em, I can quit at any time. Thanks, lj
T, English, Romance, chapters: 18, words: 37k+, favs: 21, follows: 17, updated: 9/11 published: 4/22/2018, Matt D., Kitty R.