Stories by pbeaking
A Penny Saved a Lesson Learned by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

I’ve written several prequels, but this is my first adult Cartwright story. Joe and Hoss have a falling out and Hoss is deeply hurt by Joe’s actions. Will Joe be able to make things right again? Originally posted on Bonanza World


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6665 Read Count: 213
Published: 04/18/2011 Updated: 04/18/2011 [Report This]
All But One Sense by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

Joe is coming of age and is becoming quite the ladies man. This is just a short story of how Adam and Hoss tamed the wild beast within, but knowing Joe, it certainly won’t be for long. It’s a short story, but comes from the heart. It was written when I lost my sister to cancer and needed a good laugh.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1628 Read Count: 246
Published: 05/01/2011 Updated: 05/01/2011 [Report This]
Be Ready for the Thunder by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

Adam and Ben find themselves caught in a storm... a storm that brings back a childhood memory for Adam that they both reflect on and recreate in their minds. Ben certainly left a lasting impression on his boys.


Categories: All Genres Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1468 Read Count: 267
Published: 05/08/2011 Updated: 05/08/2011 [Report This]
Camping at Eagle's Nest by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

This story branches off from the Episode entitled “Between Heaven and Earth.” In that episode Ben mentions to Joe that he had a scary experience when he was five years old at Eagle’s Nest. This story is about that experience and what made Joe afraid of heights.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6351 Read Count: 309
Published: 04/25/2011 Updated: 04/25/2011 [Report This]
Child of Belonging by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Part three in the Tiny Cartwright Series. Tiny has been with the Cartwrights for a year and to celebrate Adam helps the boy plan his very first birthday party ever. It’s safe to say that things do not turn out as smoothly as they had all planned.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: The Tiny Cartwright Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8959 Read Count: 150
Published: 05/14/2011 Updated: 05/14/2011 [Report This]
Child of Confusion by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Part Two in the Tiny Cartwright Series. Tiny settles into his new life with the Cartwrights and faces his biggest challenge, yet...school.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: The Tiny Cartwright Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9285 Read Count: 169
Published: 05/14/2011 Updated: 05/14/2011 [Report This]
Child of Endurance by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

This is part 4 in the Tiny Cartwright Series Tiny’s birth mother shows up at the Ponderosa to claim her son. Tiny refuses to accept her and the Cartwrights must try to help the boy come to terms with her now being a part of his life.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: The Tiny Cartwright Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10860 Read Count: 115
Published: 05/18/2011 Updated: 05/18/2011 [Report This]
Child of Manipulation by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

This is part 5 in the Tiny Cartwright Series. Tiny is adjusting to now having his mother in his life. Her presence and eagerness to make up for lost time with her son soon interferes with the structure and rules set by Adam and the Cartwrights. Tiny soon realizes that his mother is easily coerced and tries to use that to his advantage. I think it’s safe to say his plan fails.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: The Tiny Cartwright Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10069 Read Count: 144
Published: 05/21/2011 Updated: 05/21/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

Part I in the Tiny Cartwright Series. When a young boy stumbles upon the Ponderosa, the Cartwrights soon inherit his problems. They try to help the boy face his past and overcome many years of abuse and neglect.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: The Tiny Cartwright Series
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11578 Read Count: 170
Published: 05/08/2011 Updated: 05/08/2011 [Report This]
Come Hell or High Water by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

This story highlights what happens when you have a friendly game between three brothers, two not so bright criminals, a heaping amount of missing chicken, and a desire to use word association to your best advantage.

 


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11752 Read Count: 186
Published: 04/23/2011 Updated: 04/23/2011 [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: 68
Published: 05/04/2011 Updated: 05/04/2011 [Report This]
Father by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

This story was originally posted on Bonanza World.

It’s Promotion Day for Adam Cartwright and Pa helps him deal with cold feet. Just a brief story to celebrate Father’s Day.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1624 Read Count: 114
Published: 05/01/2011 Updated: 05/01/2011 [Report This]
Howling at the Moon by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

Joe becomes concerned that his brother may be something other than human after reading a book about the behaviorisms of non-human beings. When Adam gets wind of Joe's beliefs, he decides to have a little fun with younger brother.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5500 Read Count: 184
Published: 08/22/2011 Updated: 08/22/2011 [Report This]
In Defense by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
Summary:

Joseph Francis Cartwright awaits sentencing. The judge is quick to blame the adults in his life for the boy’s actions. What can Joe say in defense?


Categories: Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1489 Read Count: 221
Published: 05/01/2011 Updated: 05/01/2011 [Report This]
In Haste by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

In honor of Father’s Day... Ben Cartwright is the perfect model of a father, but even he can make mistakes with his children. This story is about how he acted in haste. He now must rekindle the relationship with his son, Hoss.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3343 Read Count: 151
Published: 04/17/2011 Updated: 04/17/2011 [Report This]
Indiscretion by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Nine year old Hoss Cartwright wants so very much to excel in school like his older brother, particularly when it comes to math. The pressure he puts on himself to achieve leads him to an act of indiscretion. Can he ever make things right again?


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4945 Read Count: 199
Published: 02/07/2012 Updated: 02/07/2012 [Report This]
Inner Strength Part I by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Joe and Ben head out on a father and son journey to town, but a stop along the way causes unforeseen problems. Can the two rely on their inner strength to see them through?

 


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3221 Read Count: 260
Published: 04/17/2011 Updated: 04/17/2011 [Report This]
Inner Strength Part II by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Ben and Joe try to put the memories of their trip to town behind them. They must now rely on their inner strength to help them see past the guilt, anger, and pain. Can Joe forgive himself for what happened and allow the healing to begin?


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4412 Read Count: 194
Published: 04/17/2011 Updated: 04/17/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

Little Joe finds himself in trouble when he is caught stealing from the mercantile. There’s no denying that he did do it, but why? Now he must face his father and explain his actions.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1890 Read Count: 276
Published: 04/16/2011 Updated: 04/16/2011 [Report This]
Memories Within by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

Joe decides to play a trick on Adam out on a cattle drive. Little does he realize his actions will trigger a horrendous memory for Adam from his youth.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4146 Read Count: 236
Published: 04/21/2011 Updated: 04/21/2011 [Report This]
My Brother's Shadow by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

Adam is leaving and Hoss finds an interesting way to express his feelings and fears about his departure

 


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1130 Read Count: 94
Published: 04/28/2011 Updated: 04/28/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you’d do anything to get it? Let’s just say Little Joe and his best friend Mitch find out the hard way that sometimes finders keepers end up being finders weepers. Contains reference to corporal punishment.

 


Categories: Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4457 Read Count: 392
Published: 04/16/2011 Updated: 04/16/2011 [Report This]
Picking up the Pieces by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Ben returns to the Ponderosa after a month long absence in San Francisco. He brings along a long time family friend as a guest in the house. A warm homecoming soon turns into turmoil when Joe finds this guest a threat to his mother’s memory and Adam adds to the issues by choosing to announce his plans for the future at the most inopportune time. It is up to Ben to pick up all the pieces and reassemble his family once more


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11988 Read Count: 280
Published: 04/28/2011 Updated: 04/28/2011 [Report This]
Scars by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 15]
Summary:

When young little Joe is injured, his family tries to ease his fears by revealing some of their own scars.


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2571 Read Count: 196
Published: 05/21/2011 Updated: 05/21/2011 [Report This]
Shame by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary:

The loss of Marie has caused Ben to lose his desire for life itself. He has withdrawn from his work, his friends, and most importantly his family. He has taken his anger out in town and now must face the consequences for his actions. Can Roy Coffee and his boys help Ben realize that life is still worth living?


Categories: Prequel, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4764 Read Count: 319
Published: 04/21/2011 Updated: 04/21/2011 [Report This]