Stories
Bittersweet by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Autumn at the Ranch submission.  It is October, a time of looking back and giving thanks for a harvest of blessings.  For Joe Cartwright, this is impossible.  The autumn marks one year since he lost his beloved brother, Hoss. Needing to escape, Joe heads out to visit to Carrie Pickett.  He never makes it.  Instead, Joe finds himself lost and alone and badly injured. Half-dead, he works his way toward a plume of smoke rising in the distance.  Little does Joe suspect that what he finds at the end of his journey will change his life forever.


Categories: Drama, What Happens Before?, What Happens Next? Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22366 Read Count: 111
Published: 10/22/2018 Updated: 10/22/2018 [Report This]
Bring Marie by Marla Fair Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Summary:  A WHB or prequel to 'Between Heaven and Earth.' Have you ever wondered what happened when Little Joe climbed Eagle's Nest as a five year old boy that could have been so traumatic it resulted, not just in a fear of falling, but in total amnesia that lasted for nearly 20 years? This is my take on what happened when Ben Cartwright was told to 'Bring Marie'.


Categories: What Happens Before?, Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 31043 Read Count: 61
Published: 04/11/2018 Updated: 04/11/2018 [Report This]
Bully For You by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary:

It's a race against time, and to the victor goes the spoils . . . er . . . the calf. A WHB for "The Lawmaker"


Categories: What Happens Before?, Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: A Collection of Short Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1765 Read Count: 199
Published: 04/07/2013 Updated: 04/07/2013 [Report This]
DEVOTION by southplains Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

What did Joe's sweethearts think of his dalliance with Julia Bulette? This is the story of Joe's romance with Truckee Strip's Amy Bishop and how Julia played a role in their relationship--a relationship which started long before the Truckee Strip episode, by the way.


Categories: What Happens Before?, Drama, Romance Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7881 Read Count: 55
Published: 03/17/2015 Updated: 03/17/2015 [Report This]
Ducky by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

This is a WHB The Burma Rarity. All we know is that Ben drew Clementine’s name from a fish bowl at a picnic prior to the episode. This story attempts to shed some light on what happened at that picnic to make Ben so non eager to be around the Widow Hawkins.


Categories: What Happens Before?, Comedy Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9020 Read Count: 67
Published: 05/04/2011 Updated: 05/04/2011 [Report This]
Eagle's Nest by Sierras Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary: Feature

It is spring, and the winter has passed. Five-year-old Little Joe wanders off to find his mama who died couple of months earlier. This is about the incident that is referenced by Ben to Little Joe in the episode "Between Heaven And Earth". I originally wrote this story back in 2001. I entered it in a Bonanza fan fiction contest, but it didn't win. I recently came back to it and rewrote it for the Spring Awakens Challenge.


Categories: Drama, Prequel, What Happens Before? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3180 Read Count: 48
Published: 05/29/2018 Updated: 05/29/2018 [Report This]
Junebug by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

Hoss exhibits, once again, his ability to find friends in the strangest places. A WHB for "The Tall Stranger"


Categories: What Happens Before?, Sequel Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: A Collection of Short Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1973 Read Count: 71
Published: 01/16/2013 Updated: 01/16/2013 [Report This]
Mariette by Pt29646 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

We meet Mariette in the Bonanza episode, Badge Without Honor, and learn that the Cartwrights consider her part of their family. This prequel describes one way that situation might have come about. 


Categories: What Happens Before?, Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5644 Read Count: 233
Published: 02/18/2015 Updated: 02/18/2015 [Report This]
Summary:

A WHN and WHB for Bonanza's 13th season story 'Bushwhacked'. Have you ever wondered why, in his fever dreams, Little Joe saw his big brother Hoss holding a gun on him and pulling the trigger? This is my idea of why such a thought would have entered Joe Cartwright's head.


Categories: Drama, Prequel, What Happens Before?, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13760 Read Count: 64
Published: 05/16/2018 Updated: 05/16/2018 [Report This]
Toby by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

Adam recalls his first meeting with an old friend. A WHB for "The Ride"


Categories: What Happens Before? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: A Collection of Short Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1440 Read Count: 94
Published: 01/13/2014 Updated: 01/13/2014 [Report This]