October 2022 Update


~ we archive completed stories only
~ please note and follow the advice on formatting stories in the
submissions guidance
~ please ensure we have your most up-to-date email address



New Stories Archived on LancerLovers and Lancer FanFiction

Another Rival by RonD

Autumn Night’s Visitor by Barbara V.

(The) Contract by Ruthie W

Counterfeit Law (Rated R) by Nancy Marie

Family Ties by Olley

(The) Haunting by Buckskin

Knight In Shining Armor by Patricia G

Madrid’s Gun: The Morning After by EJ

(The) Mystery of the Zanetti Train by Silvia

(A) New Year’s Resolution by Suzanne

Scott’s Journal by Laurie
Little Sister and the Pony Express

(The) Simple Day by Spanky

Songbird by Em

(The) Weeping Woman by SandySha


Preserving The Legacy: Older Stories/ Newly Archived

All Hallows by Mary Whimsey (written 2021)

Apologies by Vickie G (written 2009)

Barbershop Buzz by d.b.brisbin (written 2013)

Drabbles (Who Told You This?/What’s in A Name) by Margaret P (written 2014)

(The) Experiment – WHN by Annk (written 2020)

Fight Series by Seminole (written 2007/2008)
No I Won’t, Yes You Will
After The Fight

The Garrett Letters Series by Ros (written 2011)
The Garrett Letters (1st in the Garrett Letters Series )
The Garrett Christmas Letters, 1870 (2nd in the Garrett Letters Series)

(A) Glimpse of His Sons by Seminole (written 2007)

(The) Gunfighter, the Lion, and the Dandy by d.b.brisbin (written 2010)

(A) Sense of Family by Ellen K. (older story)

Special Delivery by d.b.brisbin (written 2010)

Trick Shooter by d.b.brisbin (written 2010)

Thoughts About Chad by Annk (written 2020)

Warburton Scene – Murdoch’s POV by Sprite (written 2001)

What the Hell Is a Yankton? by d.b.brisbin (written 2010)



New External Archive Links (AO3, FFN, WWB, etc..)

The authors listed with the external links are not archived here. Their author pages are a simple list of their Lancer stories for the reader’s convenience.

Worth It’s Weight in Gold by LibertyBelleAnne  (at FFN)



New Authors


Ellen K.





Our Specialist Collection Title Lists


AU/AR Stories

Crossovers With Other Westerns


Episode Tags

For Specific Lancer Fans

Holiday-Related Stories

Lancer Writers 10th Anniversary Awards

Pre-Lancer Stories




An issue with leaving comments
Normally, when a reader comments on a story, WordPress sends the archive team an email notification that (i) we use to approve the comment so it’s published on the story page and (ii) we can top-and-tail and forward on to the author so they know they have comments to see and respond to.

WP stopped sending us notifications for several days this week. The comments were not lost, but we had to open the dashboards to each subsite of the Gateway (that’s 12 different sites!) and manually approve the comments on each dashboard, and then work out how to let the authors know. Because that was slow and laborious, we were doing one sweep across the subsites a day rather than constantly monitoring a single email box, meaning delays before comments appeared on the story pages.

After reporting it to WP support – and a bit of judicious nagging on our part – notifications are starting to trickle through. We’re tentatively hopeful the problem has resolved, but not entirely convinced, so if you’ve commented and you’re wondering where your comment is, we may still be battling it out with WP…


Norton Security thinks we’re dangerous…

Well, Johnny Madrid might be dangerous, but websites devoted to Lancer stories most certainly are not. However, we had a reader tell us that her copy of Norton, the internet security/anti-spam system, had flagged the LancerLovers T-Z subsite as a dangerous site. This wasn’t universal, as two of the archive team didn’t have similar problems with Norton, but one reader was enough! We raised a dispute with Norton, and it was resolved within 24 hours, which is pretty good. LancerLovers T-Z is deemed safe again.

But, as part of raising the dispute, we ran all our websites through a checker, and Norton has rated only two of them. That means that at any time, they might take the same action with the other ten.

So this is just a head’s up: if you ever get an error message warning you against one of our websites, please let us know asap. We’ll then take it up with Norton, hopefully with the same swift resolution as we had this week.




Next Update

The next monthly update is scheduled for November 27, 2022


Submission Date

To have your story included in the next monthly update, please send it to the archive teams by November 20, 2022.



If you want to contact us about this update, please leave a comment below the post.


Lancer Gateway Team
Anna, Karen, Ronnie, and Sandy
October 30, 2022

One thought on “October 2022 Update

  1. Thank you for the new stories and authors in the October update and all you do to keep the Lancer archive.


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