Stories by Patina
PONDEROSA PACHYDERM by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 19]
Summary: A What Happened Next For Old Sheba.
Categories: What Happens Next? Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4284 Read Count: 146
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Practice Makes Perfect by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 13]
Summary:

Marie is entering the final weeks of her pregnancy with the newest Cartwright. Will the baby's birth go according to plan?


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3263 Read Count: 95
Published: 11/29/2009 Updated: 11/29/2009 [Report This]
Precious Gifts by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

A Christmas ornament leads to a discussion between father and son about faith, hope, and love.


Categories: Holiday Characters: Ben Cartwright, Jamie Hunter
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1186 Read Count: 39
Published: 12/29/2018 Updated: 12/29/2018 [Report This]
Summary: This is the 10th story in the Battle of Wills series. The Cartwrights celebrate Adam's 12th birthday.
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: 5014 Read Count: 254
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Principium by Patina Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 20]
Summary:

Some men stand by their principles, even when there may be a high price to pay for it. A WHIB for Death at Dawn.


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1149 Read Count: 174
Published: 10/31/2010 Updated: 10/31/2010 [Report This]
Summary:

Three short WHIB (What-Happened-In-Between) scenes for the episode Vengeance.


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2357 Read Count: 161
Published: 11/29/2010 Updated: 11/29/2010 [Report This]
Remembering Childhoods by Patina Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 18]
Summary: This is the sixth story in the Battle of Wills series. It's the morning after the events in New Expectations. Ben's thoughts of the coming baby make him remember Adam's childhood and Hoss' early years
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: 3081 Read Count: 266
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Respect by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

A young man must step out of his father's shadow to earn respect on his own.


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1479 Read Count: 81
Published: 08/19/2017 Updated: 08/19/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

A WHN for The Auld Sod. How did Nellie Lynch get Hoss out of the well?


Categories: What Happens Next? Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1436 Read Count: 48
Published: 03/31/2013 Updated: 03/31/2013 [Report This]
Santa's Helpers by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary:

An intruder takes advantage of an innocent little boy in order to rob the Ponderosa. Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. Original plot and characters are property of the author. No money was made from this story.


Categories: Holiday, Prequel Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2332 Read Count: 93
Published: 12/28/2014 Updated: 12/28/2014 [Report This]
Seeds of Doubt by Patina Rated: PG starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]
Summary: WHN for The Lawmaker. Asa Moran was riding high as acting sheriff after killing those two would-be robbers at the Express Office. When Adam investigates, Moran is determined to bring the high-and-mighty Cartwrights down. This story includes several scenes that were "missing" from the episode.
Categories: Drama, 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: 6226 Read Count: 304
Published: 10/27/2008 Updated: 10/27/2008 [Report This]
Spellbound by Patina Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

Joe finds a mysterious apple pie recipe with directions that must be followed


 


 


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5421 Read Count: 96
Published: 02/05/2012 Updated: 02/05/2012 [Report This]
Summary:

As day ends the fight against darkness begins. Written for Ponderosa Nightmares II. My words were Ben, vampire, and silver bullet. Disclaimer: I don't own Bonanza or the Cartwrights. No copyright infringement is intended. No money was made from this story. Original plot and characters are property of the author.


Categories: Mystery, Drama Characters: Ben Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2452 Read Count: 80
Published: 10/29/2013 Updated: 10/29/2013 [Report This]
Summary:

First story in the Battle of Wills series.  Marie arrives on the Ponderosa as Mrs. Ben Cartwright.  Hoss is happy to have a new mother but Adam is upset that Pa has married again without telling his sons.  Will Marie and Adam be able to get along?


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: 4205 Read Count: 335
Published: 07/19/2008 Updated: 07/19/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

One little dress, so much trouble.



Written for a challenge.  My words: snake, elephant, chandelier, sodbuster, exultant


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4795 Read Count: 73
Published: 09/05/2016 Updated: 09/05/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

Watching her sons playing down by the lake, Marie wonders about the child she lost.


Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1307 Read Count: 90
Published: 05/09/2010 Updated: 05/09/2010 [Report This]
Summary: Little Joe has to write an essay on George Washington for Miss Jones' history class. Finding the information in Adam's history books boring, Little Joe decides to spice up Washington's life.
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3571 Read Count: 153
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Summary: The third story in the Battle of Wills series. Men break into the house while Marie is home alone with Adam and Hoss. After observing his step-mother's actions when faced with the robbers, Adam calls Marie a name he once heard Jean de Marigny use. This incident leads to an argument between Ben and Marie about Adam's upbringing. And Adam finally realizes that Marie had been Jean's wife.
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: 4962 Read Count: 265
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

Hoss and Joe spend two weeks with the Tweedy Circus.


Categories: What Happens In-Between?, Comedy Characters: Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2342 Read Count: 59
Published: 01/17/2010 Updated: 01/17/2010 [Report This]
Summary: Ben has an important guest coming for supper. Can Ben babysit Little Joe and prepare for his guest?
Categories: Comedy, Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3133 Read Count: 173
Published: 07/17/2008 Updated: 07/17/2008 [Report This]
Their First Noel by Patina Rated: G starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 9]
Summary: Marie is experiencing her first Christmas as a Cartwright. The annual Virginia City Christmas Pageant is also being held and Hoss has been cast as Joseph. Will the pageant or the Cartwrights ever be the same?
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5692 Read Count: 87
Published: 04/30/2010 Updated: 04/30/2010 [Report This]
Summary: Sixteen year old Adam falls asleep at the supper table after a hard week of breaking horses. Believing his brother to be under a witch's spell, Little Joe convinces Hoss to help him break the spell using everything they know from fairytales.
Categories: Prequel Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5877 Read Count: 178
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Summary:

Sam Clemens recounts Christmas Eve activities in Virginia City for the readers of the Territorial Enterprise.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2075 Read Count: 60
Published: 12/24/2012 Updated: 12/24/2012 [Report This]
Summary: The Cartwrights attend a magic act in Virginia City that includes hypnosis. When a murder is committed, Adam is the prime suspect. Does hypnosis hold the key to what happened?
Categories: Drama Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 7405 Read Count: 121
Published: 03/23/2008 Updated: 03/23/2008 [Report This]
Summary: WHN for The Ride
Categories: What Happens Next?, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3419 Read Count: 288
Published: 04/17/2009 Updated: 04/17/2009 [Report This]