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Members: 1621
Series: 31
Stories: 963
Chapters: 2293
Word count: 11549165
Authors: 106
Reviews: 13022
Reviewers: 382
Newest Member: Ben Cartwright
 
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You Can't Make Me! by Tracy Family Friendly
With Ben and Marie away for the week, Adam is left to make sure his little brother...
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...

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Please register here in our Library to allow you to read, comment and upload stories. Registration here is separate from our discussion forums. Use your same username (pen name) as you have in our forums to avoid confusion.

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

This Library is for Bonanza stories. Any stories featuring the Bonanza cast in other roles are permitted on our forums only. Bonanza Boomers website offers a forum that welcomes fan fiction based on the stars of Bonanza as they appeared in many different roles.

While we allow cross-over stories in the Library, this is still a Bonanza Library and 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.

AU stories are permitted. We do not have a category for that, please post this in your summary to let the readers know.

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.

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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.

Stories must be at least 1,000 words.

You may add 1 picture to your story, no more than 1 please.

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

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.

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Summary: Joe comes home shot and fighting for his life. His family and friends hope and pray he will make it. This started as some paragraphs...
Rated: PG
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10130 Read Count: 93 Published: 11/13/2018 Updated: 11/13/2018
Summary: Written for November's fan fiction prop challenge.  Each year at Christmas a beautiful lady graces the Cartwright's Ponderosa...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Mystery, Holiday, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8298 Read Count: 90 Published: 11/12/2018 Updated: 11/12/2018
Summary: A Cartwright take on the Christmas classic, It's A Wonderful Life. When Adam's guitar gets broken by an unfortunate accident...
Rated: G starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama, Holiday
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6377 Read Count: 28 Published: 11/07/2018 Updated: 11/07/2018
Summary: On the eve of his birthday Adam is questioning whether his life has made any real difference in the world.  A special visitor...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5679 Read Count: 21 Published: 11/07/2018 Updated: 11/07/2018
Summary: Basically, a young lady and another day at the stagecoach station.   Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters...
Rated: G
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4922 Read Count: 27 Published: 11/07/2018 Updated: 11/07/2018
Summary:     It is autumn as 16-year-old Little Joe and his brothers check on the line shacks. They come across something...
Rated: PG
Categories: Mystery, Drama, Prequel
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2295 Read Count: 40 Published: 10/30/2018 Updated: 10/30/2018
Summary: A routine task turns deadly for Joseph after he makes a last minute decision against his father's wishes.  The worst happens...
Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star
Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Holiday
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1770 Read Count: 41 Published: 10/26/2018 Updated: 10/26/2018
Summary: Written for the Ponderosa Nightmares V challenge.  It is All Hallows Eve. Unwittingly, seventeen year old Adam issues a challenge...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3630 Read Count: 53 Published: 10/26/2018 Updated: 10/26/2018
Summary: Ponderosa Nightmare V: Joe volunteers to give Paul Martin needed help with some basic handy-man chores which bring about a terrifying...
Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar
Categories: Drama
Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12580 Read Count: 114 Published: 10/26/2018 Updated: 10/26/2018
Summary: Written for Ponderosa Nightmares V. An old friend of Ben's shows up at the Ponderosa with harrowing tales of a witch's curse...
Rated: G starstarstarstar
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Holiday
Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2546 Read Count: 24 Published: 10/26/2018 Updated: 10/26/2018
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