Stories by Patina
A Gift Horse by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary: This is the fourth story in The Battle of Wills series. Ben announces at supper that he is going to buy a horse for Marie. Adam becomes unhappy because Ben had promised to buy him a horse before leaving for New Orleans. Will this situation cause another rift between Marie and Adam?
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2452 Read Count: 373
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 02/06/2014 [Report This]
Summary: After telling four year old Little Joe about the balls held during Mardi Gras, Marie dreams of a dance held in the future. How has life turned out for the Cartwrights? Did Adam, Hoss, and Joe turn out to be the men we know?
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3621 Read Count: 220
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

A What Happened Instead story for No Less A Man. The Virginia City Town Council convinces Adam and Ben that Roy Coffee is no longer capable of doing his job. When Adam explains the situation to Roy, the sheriff swears him in as a deputy and then quits his job. It's then up to Adam to protect Virginia City from the Wagner Gang. When the gang arrives in town to rob the bank, Adam is injured. Ben, Hoss, Joe, and Roy all feel guilt for what has happened to Adam while serving Virginia City's citizens.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10067 Read Count: 358
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary: Ben has hired a new hand to help with the branding. Is there more to him than meets the eye?
Categories: Prequel, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2407 Read Count: 246
Published: 04/30/2010 Updated: 04/30/2010 [Report This]
A Mouthful of Regret by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 51]
Summary: Adam's second round-up following his return home from college.  He and Joe aren't getting along but a brutal bear attack changes everything.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5746 Read Count: 772
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
A New Pattern by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 23]
Summary: This is the 8th story in the Battle of Wills series. The Cartwrights go into town so Marie can order baby furniture and Adam can get a haircut. Hoss goes shopping with Marie and, while in the store, he overhears her conversation with two elderly ladies about food cravings and whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. Which of course leads to questions.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3807 Read Count: 221
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary: Joe makes a resolution to stay out of trouble. Hoss and Adam are determined to help him break it. How long can Joe last?
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4105 Read Count: 283
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

WHN for Return to Honor.  Will Cartwright adjusts to life on the Ponderosa.

Disclaimer: I don't own the Cartwrights or Bonanza.  No copyright infringement is intended.  This story is intended for entertainment and no money was made.


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Will Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4924 Read Count: 147
Published: 10/16/2013 Updated: 10/16/2013 [Report This]
Summary: This is the 7th story in the Battle of Wills series. It's time to clean out the spare room so it can be turned into a nursery for the coming baby. As Ben, Adam, and Hoss go through the room's contents, they remember the past.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3408 Read Count: 204
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary: Marie Cartwright is sick with a chest cold. Three year old Little Joe discovers her cough syrup.
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2682 Read Count: 232
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

Two men are entrusted to carry out a plan to kidnap one of Ben's sons and hold him for ransom.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5438 Read Count: 301
Published: 08/16/2010 Updated: 08/16/2010 [Report This]
A Tangled Web by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

A What Happened Instead story for The Lady From Baltimore. Deborah Banning's scheme to marry her daughter to a Cartwright had come to fruition when Joe proposed to Melinda. But Melinda was in love with Adam. What if Melinda decided to have Adam, no matter the cost?


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9583 Read Count: 371
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

A mystical experience. Or was it?

Written for a Christmas challenge.

Disclaimer: Original plot is property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1411 Read Count: 44
Published: 12/10/2017 Updated: 12/10/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

WHIB for She Walks in Beauty. After Regan Miller's kiss, Adam realizes he has a decision to make since Hoss plans to marry her. As he ponders his course of action, his thoughts turn to another scandalous woman--his step-mother, Marie.


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1634 Read Count: 193
Published: 03/01/2009 Updated: 03/01/2009 [Report This]
Summary:

A man doesn't see himself as old, despite what he sees in the mirror.  Ben sets out to prove he's not yet ready for porch-sitting.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3613 Read Count: 113
Published: 09/20/2013 Updated: 09/20/2013 [Report This]
Baby's Breath by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary: This is the 14th story in The Battle of Wills series. Hoss finds a kitten in the barn and decides to bring it in the house. Marie is not happy because of the old wives' tales of cats stealing the breath from babies. Will this kitten change her mind?
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3792 Read Count: 147
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Back to the Beginning by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 15]
Summary: An important letter arrives for Adam that contains news which will change his life.
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2168 Read Count: 243
Published: 04/30/2010 Updated: 04/30/2010 [Report This]
Summary: The 12th story in the Battle of Wills series. Hoss wants to learn how to be a good older brother to his new sibling.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2282 Read Count: 191
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Birthday Blues by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 27]
Summary: Adam, away at college, is celebrating his first birthday away from his father and brothers.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1931 Read Count: 151
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Broken Chords by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

WHN for Woman of Fire. Hoss receives a guitar lesson from a patient teacher


Categories: What Happens Next?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1188 Read Count: 93
Published: 01/01/2013 Updated: 01/01/2013 [Report This]
Summary:

Sometimes traditions bring back memories and sometimes memories are created with new traditions.

A Cartwright Christmas story.


Categories: Holiday, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7510 Read Count: 229
Published: 12/25/2010 Updated: 12/25/2010 [Report This]
Dead Man's Hand by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

After seeking refuge during an Indian attack, Joe finds himself in a high-stakes poker game where everything, including his life, is on the line.


Categories: Comedy Characters: All, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2788 Read Count: 96
Published: 07/02/2010 Updated: 07/02/2010 [Report This]
Devil's Bargain by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 21]
Summary:

WHI for Death at Dawn.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5702 Read Count: 305
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Different by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

People have pegged Hoss as different his entire life. Is he really that different from his father and brothers? Written for the 2014 Bonanza Roundup 2 Writer's Seminar. WHN for She Walks in Beauty I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. No copyright infringement is intended on William Stuart's script. Original plot is property of the author.


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1822 Read Count: 133
Published: 08/10/2014 Updated: 08/10/2014 [Report This]
Ducks in a Row by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 27]
Summary: Two year old Hoss comes across some hatching ducklings. Will Pa let him keep his new friends?
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1851 Read Count: 149
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]