Stories by littlejoenice
Summary:

The Ponderosa deed is put up for stakes in a poker game... and it's all Little Joe's fault.

This is the continuation of my Fan Fic Fun entry for January of this year.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4358 Read Count: 73
Published: 02/03/2017 Updated: 02/03/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

A take on the beloved holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol." But in a way that only the Cartwrights can do it.


Categories: Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 19554 Read Count: 57
Published: 07/02/2016 Updated: 07/02/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

When Little Joe suddenly becomes ill after returning from San Francisco, it puts the Cartwrights in a turmoil.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Will Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25567 Read Count: 180
Published: 04/27/2017 Updated: 04/27/2017 [Report This]
A Gift for Pa by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Father's Day rolls around, and Hoss brings home a unique gift for Ben. The only problem is, it's annoying, insulting, and likes to sit on people's heads.

 

Written for June Penning from Prompts 2016. The prompt involved a Father's Day present, a thunder/rain storm, and a burnt roast. This is the alternate, longer version that stemmed from it. 


Categories: Comedy, Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11790 Read Count: 48
Published: 05/09/2018 Updated: 05/09/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

Little Joe is nervous about his upcoming first day of school and doesn't want to go, so Sheriff Coffee steps in to help.

Written for the Ponderosa Prospects challenge.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4530 Read Count: 41
Published: 02/02/2019 Updated: 02/02/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

Adam's homecoming is met with disaster.

 

A WHI for the episode, A Matter of Circumstance


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8344 Read Count: 187
Published: 08/15/2016 Updated: 08/15/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

Summary: Adam receives a telegram from Laura that Will has disappeared. She wants his help to find him again. Little does he know that his search is going to take him out of this world.

 

A Bonanza/Lost in Space cross-over story.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17508 Read Count: 52
Published: 04/03/2018 Updated: 04/03/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

It's Christmas Eve, and when Adam goes outside to get the presents he hid in the barn loft, he gets hit by a very unlikely person.

 

This story is loosely based on the song and movie, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer."


Categories: Holiday, Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10884 Read Count: 18
Published: 01/09/2019 Updated: 01/09/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

A WHN for the episode, The Crucible. This story picks up right where the episode left off.


Categories: What Happens Next?, Mystery, Drama Characters: All
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6354 Read Count: 279
Published: 07/19/2016 Updated: 07/19/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

A trip to California to deliver a bull winds up with Candy being hurt and finding romance.

 

A continuation from my March 2017 Fan Fic Fun entry.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2077 Read Count: 25
Published: 05/15/2017 Updated: 05/15/2017 [Report This]
Apple Thief by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Joe is in a heap of trouble when Cochise discovers an apple tree... on somebody's else's property.

Written for the "Autumn at the Ranch" challenge.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama 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: 7554 Read Count: 43
Published: 10/01/2018 Updated: 10/01/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

Summary: Joe needs to retrieve a rifle he'd left at Eagle's Nest but is too afraid to get it. When he goes to see Adam to try to talk over his problem, Adam is reminded of an incident that occurred when Little Joe was only five. A WHI/WHIB/WHN for the episode, "Between Heaven and Earth."


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16123 Read Count: 40
Published: 09/01/2018 Updated: 09/01/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

Thanksgiving is coming, and strange things start happening at the Ponderosa that involve a giant turkey that only Joe can see, cattle rustlers, and strange grounds for romance.

Written for NaNoWriMo 2017.

A sequel to my other story, "Was it a Dream... Or Was it For Real?"


Categories: All Genres Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee, Will Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 51393 Read Count: 56
Published: 11/30/2017 Updated: 11/30/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

When a baby is left on Ben's doorstep and entrusted to him, he searches to find the parents, and gets a surprising shock.


Categories: Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15806 Read Count: 130
Published: 02/11/2017 Updated: 02/11/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

Adam goes on an unusual  blind date, and his curious brothers follow him. Needless  to say, chaos ensues that finds Ben paying a $300 fine.


Categories: Mystery, Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11210 Read Count: 56
Published: 04/30/2018 Updated: 04/30/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

While on his way home, Hoss passes through a deserted town... only to find someone there who takes him captive so he'll have a friend.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15823 Read Count: 17
Published: 12/12/2018 Updated: 12/12/2018 [Report This]
Christmas with a Cold by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Adam is home for Christmas after graduating college, and ten-year-old Joe has a cold.


Categories: Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2777 Read Count: 90
Published: 12/19/2016 Updated: 12/19/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

An old college friend spells trouble for Adam.


Categories: Mystery Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9126 Read Count: 134
Published: 06/20/2016 Updated: 06/20/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

What does a red horse, a strange Mexican, and a curse have to do with the Ponderosa?

 

Written for the March Mystery Month Challenge. A special thanks to CowgirlAtHeart for reading it over and helping me with it.


Categories: Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22247 Read Count: 44
Published: 03/17/2017 Updated: 03/17/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

Adam returns home one hot, summer afternoon after being bitten by a non-poisonous snake. Later, he begins to suffer the symptoms of a venomous bite. How can that be?

Written for the In the Heat of Summer challenge.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7842 Read Count: 54
Published: 07/10/2018 Updated: 07/10/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

When Adam awakens one morning with a sore throat, he's forced to go to the doctor. Doc Martin is out of town... supposedly. Enter a quack.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14576 Read Count: 56
Published: 06/24/2017 Updated: 06/24/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

Little Joe goes out riding on a late winter's day... without the proper coat. He gets lost in the woods when a blizzard comes up.
Adam and Hoss head out to look for Joe. They find him and bring him home. But Adam becomes seriously ill the next day.

Will he survive?

Written as a WHB/WHN for "Elizabeth, My Love."

 


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8935 Read Count: 152
Published: 06/06/2016 Updated: 06/06/2016 [Report This]
Get Lost... But Not Literally by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Five-year-old Joe is pestering his older brother constantly and Adam, in an attempt to be left alone, tells him something he shouldn't have. 


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14254 Read Count: 100
Published: 08/28/2017 Updated: 08/28/2017 [Report This]
Help!!! by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Adam and Little Joe overhear a conversation and believe their father to be dying. They decide to try to make him as comfortable as possible during the "short time he has left." Bad idea.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee, Will Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21352 Read Count: 42
Published: 09/08/2018 Updated: 09/08/2018 [Report This]
Here You Come Again by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

A girl that Adam knew in college--and never got along with-- arrives at the Ponderosa... with an ulterior motive. Adam knows she wants something, but what is it? And why?

 

Written for Bonanza Ballads, Round 3.


Categories: Mystery, Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4817 Read Count: 44
Published: 08/02/2018 Updated: 08/02/2018 [Report This]