Other Results: 5 Series
Stories
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: 164
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Eagle's Nest by Sierras Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
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: 73
Published: 05/29/2018 Updated: 05/29/2018 [Report This]
Summary: This is the second story in the Battle of Wills series. During a family picnic at the lake, Adam gets in trouble adding poison ivy to Hoss' bouquet of widlflowers for Marie. After an argument with his father, Adam decides to leave home. A neighbor and old friend, Abe Garvey, shows Marie that there's more to education than reading, writing, and arithmetic while leading the search for 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: 5671 Read Count: 434
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Ennui by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary:

The 15th story in The Battle of Wills series. Hoss fears that he's sick and dying while Ben and Adam are out of town. As a result, he tries to be helpful around the house.


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: The Battle of Wills
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3609 Read Count: 103
Published: 06/20/2010 Updated: 06/20/2010 [Report This]
Evil Beyond Dreams by Bejules Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

Adam is worried about the nightmares Little Joe is experiencing, but the hero that comes to Joe's rescue surprises the Carwrights. Written for Ponderosa Nightmares challenge 2013.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author.  The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise.  No copyright infringement is intended.

 


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Holiday, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2604 Read Count: 466
Published: 10/28/2013 Updated: 10/28/2013 [Report This]
Eye of the Storm by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: There's never a dull moment with Little Joe around.

Written for a challenge. My words were: leg (femur), money/wealth, a smart hard-working man, book/journal, flask of liquor.
Categories: Prequel, Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2655 Read Count: 81
Published: 09/01/2018 Updated: 09/01/2018 [Report This]
Faded Memories by loe Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 26]
Summary:

 

Adam's home from college and Little Joe struggles to remember what life was like with him around.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2579 Read Count: 479
Published: 07/25/2011 Updated: 07/25/2011 [Report This]
Farewell, My Love by adamant Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

Ben, accompanied by Adam, returns to New Orleans after Marie's death.

 

Disclaimer: All original characters and settings are the property of their respective owners. All original characters and plots are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1944 Read Count: 164
Published: 05/09/2012 Updated: 05/09/2012 [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: 119
Published: 05/01/2011 Updated: 05/01/2011 [Report This]
FIGHT CLUB by southplains Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

"If I've told Joe once, I've told him a thousand times to keep those elbows in!" Famous words from Adam uttered while Joe is getting himself thoroughly whipped by Jean Millain in the Julia Bulette episode. This is the story behind those words.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Prequel, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4097 Read Count: 280
Published: 10/07/2012 Updated: 10/07/2012 [Report This]
Forget Me Not - Prop Fiction by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Adam Cartwright sentimental?  A certain day and a certain blue velvet chair hold bittersweet memories.  


Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3030 Read Count: 33
Published: 03/27/2019 Updated: 03/27/2019 [Report This]
Frogs, Books and sticky things .... by Krys Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

This is a prequel about a moment in the life of little Little Joe and how he tried to get his big brother Adam a book  to replace the one he had already ruined and how things just did not work out right ... for any of them.


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11054 Read Count: 174
Published: 08/05/2013 Updated: 08/05/2013 [Report This]
God's Gift by adamant Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 23]
Summary:

Originally written to honor Lorne Greene's birthday, this story is a glimpse into the early days of Ben and Adam, when Ben was working his way west with Adam in tow.

Disclaimer: All publcily recognizable characters, settings, etc, are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1324 Read Count: 339
Published: 04/30/2011 Updated: 04/30/2011 [Report This]
Graduation by Frannie Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Hoss deals with the news his daughter, Hannah, is not only graduating from school, but might be getting ready to embark on a new chapter in her life.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1417 Read Count: 94
Published: 10/23/2012 Updated: 10/23/2012 [Report This]
Grief is Hard Work by mumu74 Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

It happens after the family had been deeply touched by pain and sorrow. What can adults do and say to help children to cope with ?


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5667 Read Count: 135
Published: 08/04/2016 Updated: 08/04/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

Ben arrives home to find Joe at death's door after a hunting accident, bringing back eerie memories from an incident he has tried for fifteen years to forget. Before the night is over, both he and Adam will have to face their inner demons. Written for Ponderosa Nightmares 2017. 

This story is primarily a WHIB-WHN for "My Brother's Keeper," but it also includes references to events mentioned in "Marie, My Love," "Yonder Man," and the Ponderosa episode "Secrets and Lies" (I ONLY use Ponderosa as canon when it does not contradict the original series at all, which isn't often). JPM, APM, SBS.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel, What Happens In-Between?, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3798 Read Count: 179
Published: 10/26/2017 Updated: 10/26/2017 [Report This]
Half Brothers by No1butjoe Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

Joe asks Adam the meaning of the words “half brother”. Can Adam explain it correctly so a ten-year old Joe can understand?


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1250 Read Count: 385
Published: 04/23/2011 Updated: 04/23/2011 [Report This]
He Sailed The Seven Seas by LornesGirl Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

A glimpse into Ben's childhood, and the first story in the series, "The Saga Of Ben Cartwright's Bonanza."


Categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: The Saga of Ben Cartwright's Bonanza
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4002 Read Count: 166
Published: 01/07/2013 Updated: 01/07/2013 [Report This]
Hell Hath No Fury... by adamant Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Adult Situations: This is a back story of Ben Cartwright and Julia Bulette that explains why Julia so wanted to hurt Ben that she would eventually use his son to do so.

 

Disclaimer: All recognizeable characters, settings, etc., are the property of their respective owners. All original characters and plot are the property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Prequel, Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10527 Read Count: 106
Published: 03/28/2012 Updated: 03/28/2012 [Report This]
Her Angel Arms by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

 

For all the mothers who give us so much.

An innocent comment by the reverend at church sends 40 year old Ben Cartwright on a journey into his young son's hearts.  

 


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3434 Read Count: 38
Published: 05/16/2019 Updated: 05/16/2019 [Report This]
Hero by faust Rated: PG-13 starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

All Joe wanted was some blackberry pie; was that too much to ask for? Yet Adam and Pa didn't seem to have any consideration for it. At all.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2626 Read Count: 119
Published: 10/14/2016 Updated: 10/14/2016 [Report This]
Hide and Seek by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary: Be careful what games you play!
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: A Collection of Short Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1074 Read Count: 273
Published: 09/07/2012 Updated: 09/07/2012 [Report This]
Summary:

Clementine Hawkins’ story – how an English artist came to settle down in Virginia City. And what is it with her and Ben Cartwright? Set in the Art-universe, but definitely a stand alone. (If you follow the series, this would be #6.)

Also available in eBook format — please pm me for that.


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: The Art-Universe
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1610 Read Count: 55
Published: 06/24/2011 Updated: 06/24/2011 [Report This]
Hoss and the Flutterby by Sienna Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Ben and four year old Hoss spend an extraordinary day together. One where wonderful memories are made for both father and son, as Hoss asks some very curious questions about his mama.


Categories: Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1380 Read Count: 71
Published: 10/30/2011 Updated: 10/30/2011 [Report This]
Hoss Defined by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary: You'll find it under "H" in the dictionary :0)
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: A Collection of Short Stories
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1140 Read Count: 102
Published: 09/14/2012 Updated: 09/14/2012 [Report This]