Favorite Stories
A Brother's Love by Sharry Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 40]
Summary:

Adam and Joe are forced to spend an unplanned night in the woods rekindling old coping skills after Joe is injured in a riding accident. SJS fans will recognize a familiar theme.  Those types of stories are alive and well, and don't require contributions from me. Nonetheless, I have raised my right hand, and freely admit to using Joe as a conduit to Adam, my eternal and true intended target.  Cheesy grin... 

*Adult Language* 

Adam and Joe centric with references to Ben and Hoss.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5679 Read Count: 752
Published: 09/13/2015 Updated: 09/13/2015 [Report This]
Comments: well described
Summary:

All sixteen-year-old Hoss wanted was a Christmas kiss from Ellie Miller.  He was so excited he set off for the Miller's place before his brothers.  Instead of a kiss, Hoss was soon hoping for a Christmas miracle. 


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8128 Read Count: 55
Published: 12/19/2019 Updated: 12/19/2019 [Report This]
Comments: A wonderful Christmas story
A Christmas Tree by Lyn R Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 18]
Summary:

Sometimes getting a tree can cause problems


Categories: Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3428 Read Count: 199
Published: 12/17/2012 Updated: 12/17/2012 [Report This]
Comments: Well written
Summary:

A What Happened Instead story for No Less A Man. The Virginia City Town Council convinces Adam and Ben that Roy Coffee is no longer capable of doing his job. When Adam explains the situation to Roy, the sheriff swears him in as a deputy and then quits his job. It's then up to Adam to protect Virginia City from the Wagner Gang. When the gang arrives in town to rob the bank, Adam is injured. Ben, Hoss, Joe, and Roy all feel guilt for what has happened to Adam while serving Virginia City's citizens.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10067 Read Count: 403
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Comments: A great story. This would have been also a great Episode.
Summary:

Gravely hurt and completely helpless, Adam finds himself at the mercy of a person from his past who seeks nothing but revenge. And for once, there's no chance he'll talk his way out of it.

In the end it might come down to who's more determined; and Adam surely won't give up. No, he won't, will he?


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7238 Read Count: 292
Published: 10/19/2013 Updated: 10/19/2013 [Report This]
Comments: a good but cruel story
A Mouthful of Regret by Patina Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 59]
Summary: Adam's second round-up following his return home from college.  He and Joe aren't getting along but a brutal bear attack changes everything.
Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5746 Read Count: 931
Published: 07/16/2008 Updated: 07/16/2008 [Report This]
Comments: That's brotherly love. I feel for both "boys". Thank you for the story  
Summary: Adam suffers amnesia and is picked up by unsavory characters. Will his family be able to find him in time?
Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10863 Read Count: 379
Published: 07/03/2008 Updated: 07/03/2008 [Report This]
Comments: thank you for a wonderful story. Would have been a good episode
A Tale Told By An Idiot by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

It is 1875. Two years later, Joe Cartwright's inability to cope with his wife's death is ruining his life. His Pa thinks getting away might be the answer. Little does Ben know that his decision will put Joe's life in danger, as well as the lives of the Ingalls' family who take a wounded Joe in and bring the wrath of a man who hates him down on their heads.


Categories: Drama Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 55673 Read Count: 64
Published: 10/14/2017 Updated: 10/14/2017 [Report This]
Comments: thanks for the story.  its nice to mix up to television series
A Tangled Web by Patina Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

A What Happened Instead story for The Lady From Baltimore. Deborah Banning's scheme to marry her daughter to a Cartwright had come to fruition when Joe proposed to Melinda. But Melinda was in love with Adam. What if Melinda decided to have Adam, no matter the cost?


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9583 Read Count: 422
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

A mystical experience. Or was it?

Written for a Christmas challenge.

Disclaimer: Original plot is property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1411 Read Count: 81
Published: 12/10/2017 Updated: 12/10/2017 [Report This]
Comments: I like the story. it is unusual and great
After Forever by RedShirt Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

A Cartwright son -- with family of his own to rely on -- returns to the Ponderosa just in time to stave off an outsiders' effort to take it from the remaining members of the original Cartwright clan.


Categories: What Happens Instead? Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 39553 Read Count: 294
Published: 02/26/2018 Updated: 02/26/2018 [Report This]
Comments: thanks for the wonderful story.  
After the Fall by Monette Rated: PG [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Fans were alternately devastated and relieved when Laura Dayton left Adam for Will. Here I'll share my vision of the event, starting with the fall from the house, what happened between the scenes we saw, and continuing on to how Adam finally gets full use of his legs again -- and his heart.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Action/Adventure, Romance, What Happens Next? Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13473 Read Count: 86
Published: 06/01/2020 Updated: 06/01/2020 [Report This]
Comments: a good written story and well thought out.
Aftermaths by sklamb Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

It's November of 1866, and a winter storm and a stagecoach accident are interfering with many people's plans...not so much a WHN as a What Happened Later for "The Crucible."


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 15537 Read Count: 295
Published: 06/04/2011 Updated: 06/04/2011 [Report This]
Comments: a good story.
Summary:

A WHN for the episode, The Crucible. This story picks up right where the episode left off.


Categories: What Happens Next?, Mystery, Drama Characters: All
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6354 Read Count: 370
Published: 07/19/2016 Updated: 07/19/2016 [Report This]
Comments: Well written. This story can be a logical contiunation to the episode "The Crucible" Thanks
AIM TRUE by southplains Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 21]
Summary:

A man doesn’t always hit what he’s aiming for—even when he’s a Cartwright. Sometimes all he can do is hold his breath, squeeze the trigger, and just do the best he can.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 22197 Read Count: 526
Published: 10/05/2011 Updated: 10/05/2011 [Report This]
Comments: Thanks for the story
Summary:

ButterfliesA WHN for both the episode 'A Time to Step Down' and 'Lonely House'. Five years have passed and Trock has been released from prison and returned to marry Lee Bolden. Little does the former bank robber know, but his past is about to catch up to him - and Joe Cartwright - in the form of a man whose dark secret only Dan Tollivar knows


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 62276 Read Count: 242
Published: 09/30/2019 Updated: 09/30/2019 [Report This]
Comments: the good story and well written  
Summary:

A beautiful summer's day becomes a struggle of the spirit as well as the body.


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5687 Read Count: 266
Published: 03/22/2012 Updated: 03/22/2012 [Report This]
Comments: A wunderful story. I had tears in my eyes
Summary:

This story relates to a time and situation that is a turning point in the relationship between Adam and Little Joe Cartwright. As Joe faces death he has things to consider and correct, and Adam has to face his own fears for the future without his little brother.

 


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 23079 Read Count: 606
Published: 07/07/2011 Updated: 07/07/2011 [Report This]
Summary:

A stranger follows the three Cartwright sons. Will he take one of them away?


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3766 Read Count: 176
Published: 10/02/2011 Updated: 10/02/2011 [Report This]
Comments: A scary but good story
Belly of the Whale by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

14 year old Joe Cartwright was just trying to do something nice for a friend. Older brother Adam didn't see it that way. An argument between brothers sets off a series of events that turns into an unstoppable torrent of trouble which leaves one of Ben Cartwright's sons with a terrible task to perform, and another near death, trapped in the Belly of the Whale.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 76979 Read Count: 418
Published: 01/11/2017 Updated: 01/11/2017 [Report This]
Comments: a wunderful and heartbreaking story.
Beware a Hunter's Moon by Sharry Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

Joe is overdue returning home from a business trip which prompts Adam and Hoss to look for him.  Joint concern for their brother's welfare magnifies mightily when they stumble across a stranger in a backwoods saloon clad in Joe's favorite green jacket.   

 

*Adult language, some violent content.*    


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14803 Read Count: 170
Published: 03/14/2018 Updated: 03/14/2018 [Report This]
Comments: Great story. Specially with the legend abouth the moon
BLOOD AND BREAD by Marla Fair Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Twelve-year-old Little Joe is late for supper. Hop Sing is hopping mad and Adam is none too pleased. When he heads for the stable to look for his brother, Adam expects an argument – what he gets is something else entirely. Something that begins in terror and rolls on toward tragedy. Will the Cartwrights ever be the same?

SJS,SAS,JPM,KIDNAP


Categories: Drama, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 93030 Read Count: 215
Published: 06/22/2017 Updated: 06/22/2017 [Report This]
Brothers by Lyn R Rated: PG [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Not all brothers are as close as the Carwtrights and with Ben away Hoss hurt and unwell Adam has to rely on his youngest brother


Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11280 Read Count: 335
Published: 04/24/2011 Updated: 04/24/2011 [Report This]
CROSSROADS by southplains Rated: PG-13 [Reviews - 11]
Summary:

Adam's choices regarding his torment at the hands of a madman result in an ever-widening "butterfly effect."  A WHN/WHI for "The Crucible."


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 36194 Read Count: 286
Published: 03/10/2014 Updated: 03/10/2014 [Report This]
Comments: It is better not to change your fate, but to endure what is imposed on you. thanks for the story. I had to read it twice.
Dark Voice by TLR Rated: PG [Reviews - 14]
Summary:

An accident could change Adam forever.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2607 Read Count: 435
Published: 05/17/2012 Updated: 05/17/2012 [Report This]
Comments: .