Stories by Patina
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: 431
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: 102
Published: 06/20/2010 Updated: 06/20/2010 [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]
Family Ties by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

WHI for The First Born and WHN for The Last Viking. Can Hoss protect Joe when Clay Stafford reveals Marie was his mother? Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. This story is for entertainment. Original plot is property of the author. No copyright infringement is intended against the scripts by Judith and George W. George or Anthony Lawrence.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8098 Read Count: 88
Published: 08/02/2015 Updated: 08/02/2015 [Report This]
Fevered Dreams by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 33]
Summary:

WHI for The Savage.  Was Ruth Halverson real?  Did Adam really propose marriage to her?  This story attempts to explain some of the events in this episode.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4690 Read Count: 284
Published: 06/07/2008 Updated: 06/07/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

Joe rescues a mysterious girl from the river.

Written as a birthday present for a friend whose least favorite episode is Dark Star.


Categories: What Happens Instead?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3778 Read Count: 96
Published: 09/03/2012 Updated: 09/03/2012 [Report This]
Fool's Gold by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 16]
Summary:

Gold and greed are a volatile mix. Written for Ponderosa Nightmares 2012 Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. No copyright infringement is intended. Original plot and characters are property of the author. No money was made from this story.


Categories: Holiday, Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4516 Read Count: 120
Published: 10/21/2012 Updated: 10/21/2012 [Report This]
Fortune's Son by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

WHIB for The First Born.  On a moonlit night, Clay reflects on the lies and deceptions that ruined his mother's life in New Orleans but led her to happiness in Nevada.

Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. Original plot is property of the author. No money is being made from this story.


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Drama Characters: Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1523 Read Count: 104
Published: 08/22/2012 Updated: 08/22/2012 [Report This]
FRATERNITY by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 30]
Summary: Adam, Hoss, and Joe are making repairs to the lineshacks. When Adam goes to the pond for a break, everything goes horribly wrong. It's up to Hoss and Joe to get Adam back.
Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9465 Read Count: 484
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Hoedown Showdown by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

WHN for Any Friend of Walter's. Sometimes things don't work out according to plan.

Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. No copyright infringment is intended. No money was made from this story.


Categories: Comedy, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1783 Read Count: 103
Published: 08/28/2013 Updated: 08/28/2013 [Report This]
Home by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 24]
Summary:

Where we love is home. A short WHIB for Forever.


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1012 Read Count: 168
Published: 04/05/2012 Updated: 04/05/2012 [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]
Jubilee by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary:

Virginia City's Annual Independence Day Festival, as reported by Sam Clemens.

Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. No copyright infringement is intended. Original plot and characters are property of the author.


Categories: All Genres Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1613 Read Count: 88
Published: 07/26/2013 Updated: 07/26/2013 [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: 247
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [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]
Moon Blind by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 9]
Summary:

A short What Happened in Between for The Dowry.  Joe, a beautiful woman, and moonlight should be the perfect recipe for romance.

I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. No copyright infringement is intended.


Categories: What Happens In-Between? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1227 Read Count: 91
Published: 03/01/2013 Updated: 03/01/2013 [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: 174
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: 123
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: 248
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary: The Widow Jenkins got more than she bargained for when Ben sent his sons out to do some chores.
Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2047 Read Count: 93
Published: 01/19/2011 Updated: 01/19/2011 [Report This]
No More Games by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 19]
Summary:

When Adam realizes he's in the act of killing Peter Kane, he's horrified that he's finally lost control and proved his tormentor right. As he makes his escape, he's reminded that two men left him in the desert to die, too. Just who is the better man?


Categories: Drama, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3308 Read Count: 132
Published: 06/25/2009 Updated: 06/25/2009 [Report This]
Summary:

A WHN for The Hayburner. Hoss tells what Adam did to him after finding out about him winning money on Joe's horse.


Categories: Comedy, What Happens Next? Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1130 Read Count: 229
Published: 02/26/2010 Updated: 02/26/2010 [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]
Summary: After a long day of repairing fences, Adam, Hoss, and Joe decide to spend the night by the lake and enjoy some popcorn.
Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1642 Read Count: 137
Published: 10/18/2008 Updated: 10/18/2008 [Report This]
Pins and Needles by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 16]
Summary: Written as a birthday present for a Joegal who loves her SJS/JPMs. Going to town to get the buggy fixed and get the mail was easy; getting home was more difficult.
Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4139 Read Count: 183
Published: 04/29/2010 Updated: 04/29/2010 [Report This]