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Members: 1655
Series: 31
Stories: 987
Chapters: 2339
Word count: 11827486
Authors: 107
Reviews: 13198
Reviewers: 389
Newest Member: Onyx
 
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The Wooden Horse by Sheena G
Hoss is making a horse sculpture for a birthday gift...
Featured Stories
First to Die by Pt29646 PG-13
A slightly longer and revised version of a story I wrote for a writing prompt...
Faith by adamant PG-13
After a life-shattering event, can Adam's lost faith in himself and humanity...
A Brother's Love by Sharry PG-13
Adam and Joe are forced to spend an unplanned night in the woods rekindling...
With This Ring by Patina Family Friendly
A short story about a wedding.
She Walks In Beauty (for Dusty) by Threem PG-13
This is purely fanfiction, my take on  WHN with this episode of a Bonanza...
The Vacation by Tracy PG
The daughter of an old friend visits the Ponderosa. Something wonderful happens...
A Single Shot...And After by debpet2 PG-13
A single gunshot has devastating consequences for the Cartwrights and those...
A Father's Gift by Annie K Cowgirl PG
Ben's thoughts as one of his son's lies in a hospital bed.
The Power of Love by BensReader Family Friendly
An accident occurs, leaving Ben in an underground cavern, surrounded by darkness...
You're Gonna Get It! by littlejoenice Family Friendly
April Fool's Day pits the two younger Cartwrights against Pa and older brother.  
Year of the Snake by Gillie PG-13
This story was written for the 2012 Ponderosa Nightmare thread. The night holds...
Invisible Mending by ansinico PG-13
One day in the life of Joseph Francis Cartwright, or is it just a moment, or...
No Strings by Bejules G
Plagued by dreams, things go from bad to worse for Joe when Adam is sent an...
Wayfarer's Return by CowgirlAtHeart Family Friendly
Written for the "A Winter's Tale" writing challenge.  After having been...
Somewhere Along a Trail by Elizabeth Holmes G
Twenty-two year old Hoss is caught in a snowstorm on a mountain trail. ...
Never Quote Me the Odds by Marla Fair Family Friendly
Anyone who has watched the episode 'Once A Doctor' leaves the story with one...
After Forever by RedShirt PG-13
A Cartwright son -- with family of his own to rely on -- returns to the Ponderosa...
The Perfect Moment by PlatoofthePonderosa Family Friendly
Sue Ellen Terry tries to figure out what love is. WHIB for “The Sisters.” 
Eagle's Nest by Sierras G
It is spring, and the winter has passed. Five-year-old Little Joe wanders off...

WELCOME TO BONANZA BOOMERS' LIBRARY!

Effective January 2019, all stories must be at least 2,500 words.  Shorter stories are welcome on our main board in our Fan Fiction forum.

Please register here in our Library.  Library registration is separate from our discussion forums. Use your same username (pen name) as you have in our forums to avoid confusion.

Authors that are adding a story for the first time must get approval from our Librarian, Patina. Private message your complete story to Patina, via our Bonanza discussion forum, and she or one of the members of the Beta Readers team will review your story.

This Library is for Bonanza stories only. Any stories featuring the Bonanza cast in other roles are not permitted.

We allow cross-over stories; however, the Cartwrights must be the main characters in the story. Any character from the other TV story must not supersede the Bonanza characters in the progression of the plot.

Library submissions should be free of major typographical and grammatical errors. You are free to request a beta reader to help you. A list of our beta readers and our beta reader team leader can be found in our discussion forums.

All stories must have a rating of G, PG, or PG-13. There are no R Rated stories permitted.

All stories must be complete.  Incomplete stories can be posted as a WIP in our Fan Fiction forum on our main board.

You may edit your story at any time after you've submitted it, but you may not add any additional chapters to your story. Added chapters bumps your story to the top of our Library home page and that pushes somebody else's story down a notch and someone else's off this home page screen completely.

You may add 1 picture to your story.

An author may add no more than one story per week. After 7 days, you are free to add a second story.

Don't post your story title in all CAPS.

Our Library has a side bar for featured stories. I will alternate those features now and then. Only members who participate in our Bonanza discussions forums will be featured and no stories with titles in "all caps" will be featured.

Any stories not meeting the above criteria will run the risk of their story being removed.

 

Most Recent
Summary: This is a short story about the return of Bradley Meredith to Virginia City.  Ben and Roy try to figure out a way to capture...
Rated: PG
Categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3874 Read Count: 28 Published: 04/13/2019 Updated: 04/13/2019
Summary: Written for April 2019 Ponderosa Prospects Challenge. Ben is late to his own family meeting, and when he does arrive, he has a...
Rated: G
Categories: Mystery, Comedy, Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee, Will Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8930 Read Count: 33 Published: 04/10/2019 Updated: 04/10/2019
Summary: Joe doesn't heed his brothers' warning about a certain girl he's seeing and winds up in trouble because of her. Written for Bonanza...
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2690 Read Count: 28 Published: 04/02/2019 Updated: 04/02/2019
Summary: Young Adam has a problem with love but Hoss sure doesn't.  Will a bout with a serious illness change that or make Adam all...
Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5045 Read Count: 50 Published: 03/31/2019 Updated: 03/31/2019
Summary: Adam Cartwright sentimental?  A certain day and a certain blue velvet chair hold bittersweet memories.  
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3030 Read Count: 20 Published: 03/27/2019 Updated: 03/27/2019
Summary: Ben Cartwright's life is rescued in the mountains by a mysterious woman.  Is she a spirit, or just a lonely woman? ...
Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama
Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2581 Read Count: 43 Published: 03/15/2019 Updated: 03/15/2019
Summary: Prop Fiction - March Challenge – The Blue Chair. Just how did that chair get a place of honour at the Cartwright hearthstone?...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2887 Read Count: 52 Published: 03/07/2019 Updated: 03/07/2019
Summary: Two brothers disagree over a life and death decision.  And that's just the start of a story that includes a mysterious shooter...
Rated: PG
Categories: Drama, Romance
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 18942 Read Count: 91 Published: 03/03/2019 Updated: 03/03/2019
Summary: Adam's wife discovers a corpse and Adam assists (against his better judgment) to help her discover the killer.
Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 34009 Read Count: 78 Published: 03/03/2019 Updated: 03/03/2019
Summary: Ponderosa Prospects – Feb 2019 Going on six-years-old Joe Cartwright has big trouble called school looming in front of...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3067 Read Count: 61 Published: 02/23/2019 Updated: 02/23/2019
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