Hoss helps a little boy.
Categories: Drama Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2189 Read Count: 69
Hoss helps a little boy.
Hoss's Journal (1849-1853)
During the four and a half years when Adam's away at college, Hoss grows from a boy into a young man. In the process he learns a lot about big brothers, girls, love, and especially himself, but Joe and Adam are seldom far from his thoughts.
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.
Hoss deals with his daughter getting married.
A trip to town to get the mail doesn't go as planned, as the boys one by one get into trouble. Written for a Bonanza Ballads prompt a while back.
The Cartwrights discover dangerous and unwanted company on the Ponderosa. This story was a submission for a Bonanza Ballads challange
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.
Adam goes back East to attend a college reunion, then finds himself racing against time to get home for Christmas.
Written for the challenge, "A Winter's Tale."
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.
Ponderosa Prospects - April
My take on the prompt below will leave the Cartwright family with unprecedented changes in their daily life and the running of the Ponderosa Ranch.
Situation Prompt ...Ben is late for a family meeting - one HE demanded everyone in the household attend. When he finally comes home, he's sporting a shiner - a black - but his eye isn't the only thing that's hurt!
This is a sequel to 'Sunshine with a Little Hurricane' which, in turn, is a sequel to 'Wet Bottom, Warm Heart'.
A burned out stagecoach lies on its side, the victim of an Indian raid. There's a name on the coach manifest that makes Joe Cartwright's heart stand still. Can it be that Elizabeth Carnaby is dead? And, as the man who robbed the coach seeks personal vengeance against Ben Cartwright's youngest son – can Joe himself survive?
The Independence Day race, which the Cartwrights have been looking forward to all summer, ends in near tragedy. Part of the series begun in Bloodlines, this story takes place after Poltergiest II and includes the addition of several non-cannon characters.
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Adam finds a young Indian woman.
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?
Someone from Adam's past brings danger to the Ponderosa.
This story is a "what happened next" with a twist, and contains several references to Bonanza episodes and characters.
written for the 2016 March Mystery Month challenge
Two brothers at odds. A war party on the attack. Alone in the mountains, wounded and with Indians in pursuit, Joe and Adam must lean on one another as never before.
Adam's wife discovers a corpse and Adam assists (against his better judgment) to help her discover the killer.
'Tis a holiday tale with a plot shamelessly purloined from Philip Van Doren Stern, author of "The Greatest Gift". Christmas Eve on the Ponderosa.
Trouble is brewing in Rubicon, where Joe is temporary sheriff. A WHN for the episode, "The Tin Badge."
Adam disapproves of Joe's new love interest.
What Joe needs most of all is a girlfriend who is indestructable - even if she dons a blue dress.
Disappointment comes in many forms, and when family is the root of the disappointment, it can be a difficult journey to forgiveness.
Hoss exhibits, once again, his ability to find friends in the strangest places. A WHB for "The Tall Stranger"
Adam and his family bring the kids over for Christmas, and Joe winds up taking one of his nephews along while he gets a Christmas tree. Written for A Winter's Tale challenge.