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Summary: At six years old, Hoss finds himself to be the middle child instead of the baby. Not quite old enough to be responsible but not quite young enough to be thought of as a baby anymore.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2300 Read Count: 203
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

This story was written for the 2012 Ponderosa Nightmare Challenge. When Sheriff Coffee volunteered to look after Little Joe over a Halloween weekend he had no inkling of what was to come


Categories: Prequel, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Holiday Characters: Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 17202 Read Count: 282
Published: 10/20/2012 Updated: 10/20/2012 [Report This]
Mrs. Wilson Goes Home by Pt29646 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

In this sequel to Joe and the Witch, Joe, Adam, and Hoss must deal with the death of a good friend. 


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2715 Read Count: 188
Published: 03/01/2015 Updated: 03/01/2015 [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: 104
Published: 04/28/2011 Updated: 04/28/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

12 year old Little Joe Cartwright loves black horses, especially the new black mare his brothers found and brought home.  Though their father disapproves, Little Joe knows she's the one for him and sets out to prove it.  Little does the boy know that the horse is not what she seems and that his love for her will put not only his own life, but the lives of his brothers in jeopardy.  What do an apparition, a wild black mare, a burned out ranchero, a stolen fortune, a group of desperate outlaws and Little Joe Cartwright have in common?

Mystery 


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25181 Read Count: 267
Published: 03/13/2017 Updated: 03/13/2017 [Report This]
Summary: This is the 9th story in the Battle of Wills series. The Cartwrights try to decide on a name for the coming baby.
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: 2243 Read Count: 176
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

Originally published in the 2009 Convention Anthology. Sometimes a game of chess requires more than concentration on the game itself.


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2024 Read Count: 127
Published: 10/08/2011 Updated: 10/08/2011 [Report This]
New Expectations by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
Summary: This is the fifth story in the Battle of Wills series. Marie and Adam race their new horses. Luckily, Paul Martin has arrived in Virginia City to practice medicine. Ben has invited Paul out to the Ponderosa for supper. After examining both Marie and Adam, Paul has to relate Marie's and Adam's conditions to Ben.
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: 4265 Read Count: 253
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

A late night father-son chat


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1109 Read Count: 240
Published: 10/22/2013 Updated: 10/22/2013 [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: 405
Published: 04/16/2011 Updated: 04/16/2011 [Report This]
No Regrets by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 17]
Summary: This is the 13th story in the Battle of Wills series. Marie writes a letter to her favorite aunt in New Orleans, describing her life on the Ponderosa.
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: 2091 Read Count: 127
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Nothing Is Too Good For My Wife by deansgirl Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

It is Marie's birthday.  What is it Marie wants?  And how can Ben show her that nothing is too good for her.


Categories: Romance, Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1668 Read Count: 91
Published: 07/19/2011 Updated: 07/19/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

Little Joe's Birthday has an unexpected change in plans. 

 

 

 

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Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11255 Read Count: 223
Published: 04/26/2012 Updated: 04/26/2012 [Report This]
Of Love and Loss by Annie K Cowgirl Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Ben and Hoss have a heart to heart about lost loves. (Tissue warning)


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1392 Read Count: 46
Published: 03/13/2015 Updated: 03/13/2015 [Report This]
One Golden Summer by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Hoss has to deal with changes, both at home and within himself. In the midst of his confusion a young girl enters his life. She gives Hoss a new perspective and together they share "One Golden Summer".
Categories: Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20171 Read Count: 122
Published: 03/12/2013 Updated: 03/12/2013 [Report This]
Pere Noel by adamant Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

It's Christmas day and Ben Cartwright is anything but in the Christmas mood.

 

Disclaimer:All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc, are the property of their respective owners. All original characters and plots are the property of the author. No copyright infringemnt is intended.


Categories: Holiday, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1290 Read Count: 392
Published: 12/12/2012 Updated: 12/12/2012 [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: 297
Published: 04/28/2011 Updated: 04/28/2011 [Report This]
Poltergeist by pkmoonshine Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 35]
Summary:

A cruel taunt sets off a chain of unsettling events at the Cartwright homestead.  Prequel to Poltergeist II, but NOT part of the "Bloodlines" Series.

All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are property of their respective owners.  The original characters and plot are property of the author.   The author is not in any way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise, and makes no money from this work.     No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16670 Read Count: 731
Published: 08/25/2009 Updated: 08/25/2009 [Report This]
Practice Makes Perfect by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Marie is entering the final weeks of her pregnancy with the newest Cartwright. Will the baby's birth go according to plan?


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3263 Read Count: 99
Published: 11/29/2009 Updated: 11/29/2009 [Report This]
Summary: This is the 10th story in the Battle of Wills series. The Cartwrights celebrate Adam's 12th birthday.
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: 5014 Read Count: 255
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

Ponderosa Prospects – Feb 2019

Going on six-years-old Joe Cartwright has big trouble called school looming in front of him ... SCHOOL ... what was he going to do?!

 


Categories: Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3265 Read Count: 88
Published: 02/23/2019 Updated: 02/23/2019 [Report This]
Remembering Childhoods by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 18]
Summary: This is the sixth story in the Battle of Wills series. It's the morning after the events in New Expectations. Ben's thoughts of the coming baby make him remember Adam's childhood and Hoss' early years
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: 3081 Read Count: 269
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Sabotage by jmd29 Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

Joe attempts to stop a romance between Adam and a girl he hates.

Disclaimer:  I do not own any of the recognizable Bonanza characters or the setting created by David Dotort.  No copyright infringement is intended. 


Categories: Prequel, Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5778 Read Count: 380
Published: 11/12/2011 Updated: 11/12/2011 [Report This]
Santa's Helpers by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

An intruder takes advantage of an innocent little boy in order to rob the Ponderosa. Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. Original plot and characters are property of the author. No money was made from this story.


Categories: Holiday, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2332 Read Count: 98
Published: 12/28/2014 Updated: 12/28/2014 [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: 200
Published: 05/21/2011 Updated: 05/21/2011 [Report This]