Other Results: 5 Series
Stories
Howling at the Moon by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 17]
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: 188
Published: 08/22/2011 Updated: 08/22/2011 [Report This]
Summary: Adam is injured when he and Little Joe are making fence repairs. Little Joe makes a bargain with God--if Adam recovers he won't be a spoiled brat anymore.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8255 Read Count: 362
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
I'm Coming Over by Sierras Rated: PG starstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

15-year-old Little Joe and his family run into trouble while heading home after a cattle drive. This story was for a Bonanza Ballads challenge.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3348 Read Count: 86
Published: 04/30/2019 Updated: 04/30/2019 [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: 228
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: 152
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: 201
Published: 02/07/2012 Updated: 02/07/2012 [Report This]
Inner Strength Part I by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
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: 269
Published: 04/17/2011 Updated: 04/17/2011 [Report This]
Inner Strength Part II by pbeaking Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 11]
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: 200
Published: 04/17/2011 Updated: 04/17/2011 [Report This]
Interlude by adamant Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
Summary:

Ben, trying to find help for an ill Joseph, finds someone who knows as much about loss as he does.

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc., are the property of their respective owners. The original charactres 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: 2884 Read Count: 374
Published: 09/19/2010 Updated: 09/19/2010 [Report This]
Joe and the Witch by Pt29646 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Little Joe Cartwright learns the danger of gossip and the pleasure of making amends and new friends. A short, light story.


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1204 Read Count: 80
Published: 02/03/2015 Updated: 02/03/2015 [Report This]
Lesson Learnt by Bahj Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 12]
Summary: When Ben and Adam find themselves at odds, it takes the help of some crawdads, mashed potatoes, and a dragon to bring them back together again.
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5704 Read Count: 314
Published: 04/26/2012 Updated: 04/26/2012 [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: 277
Published: 04/16/2011 Updated: 04/16/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

On Joe's sixteenth birthday, he becomes the bane of all the fathers of pretty girls in Virginia City and its environs.

Disclaimer: All recognizable 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: Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1761 Read Count: 166
Published: 03/19/2013 Updated: 03/19/2013 [Report This]
Summary:

Follow along on a journey through Little Joe's life...


Categories: Prequel, Romance, Comedy Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1609 Read Count: 219
Published: 05/08/2011 Updated: 05/08/2011 [Report This]
Love Hooking by deansgirl Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

Elizabeth Stoddard's favorite pasttime was hooking rugs and blankets. But when Ben Cartwright proposed she found all her rugs had a love theme.

 


Categories: Romance, Prequel Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1465 Read Count: 34
Published: 06/20/2011 Updated: 06/20/2011 [Report This]
Love Me? by ACLover Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

Every parent--and kid--has that kind of day. Patience is tested, and tears are shed...but at the end of the day, a father's love endures.


Categories: Comedy, Prequel, Future Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1874 Read Count: 673
Published: 04/20/2011 Updated: 04/20/2011 [Report This]
Love's Labor by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 22]
Summary: This is the 11th story in the Battle of Wills series. The newest Cartwright is born.
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: 5794 Read Count: 241
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Lucky Man by Lisal Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Joe is the target of a bully and may need his brothers' help.... or does he?

 

 

 

 

 

 


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4123 Read Count: 86
Published: 01/27/2019 Updated: 01/27/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

This is a What Happened Instead version of Marie, My Love. In the episode, The First Born, Marie's son was named Clay.He had quaiities I didn't care for, so I changed the character and his name to Charles. 

Ben goes to New Orleans to sell his furs and to let Jean D'Aurigny's family and friends know about his death. He meets Marie du Val D'Aurigny and falls in love with her. Can he persuade her to marry him? 


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21930 Read Count: 410
Published: 12/07/2014 Updated: 12/07/2014 [Report This]
Mariette by Pt29646 Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

We meet Mariette in the Bonanza episode, Badge Without Honor, and learn that the Cartwrights consider her part of their family. This prequel describes one way that situation might have come about. 


Categories: What Happens Before?, Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5644 Read Count: 255
Published: 02/18/2015 Updated: 02/18/2015 [Report This]
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: 202
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: 280
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: 179
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: 97
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]