Stories by littlejoenice
Help!!! by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Adam and Little Joe overhear a conversation and believe their father to be dying. They decide to try to make him as comfortable as possible during the "short time he has left." Bad idea.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee, Will Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 21352 Read Count: 64
Published: 09/08/2018 Updated: 09/08/2018 [Report This]
Here You Come Again by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

A girl that Adam knew in college--and never got along with-- arrives at the Ponderosa... with an ulterior motive. Adam knows she wants something, but what is it? And why?

 

Written for Bonanza Ballads, Round 3.


Categories: Mystery, Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4817 Read Count: 51
Published: 08/02/2018 Updated: 08/02/2018 [Report This]
I'll Take You There by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

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.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4612 Read Count: 33
Published: 02/16/2020 Updated: 02/16/2020 [Report This]
I'm Gonna Make It by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

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."


Categories: Comedy, Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3985 Read Count: 62
Published: 12/16/2017 Updated: 12/16/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

 Trouble is brewing in Rubicon, where Joe is temporary sheriff. A WHN for the episode, "The Tin Badge."


Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Romance, What Happens Next? Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14347 Read Count: 45
Published: 02/01/2018 Updated: 02/01/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

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.


Categories: Comedy, Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13069 Read Count: 66
Published: 12/09/2019 Updated: 12/09/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

Joe gets into trouble with both his father and his girlfriend. His father, because he kept giving him excuses to why he kept coming late; and his girlfriend, because he confronted her about a rumor he'd heard about her.

 

Written for Bonanza Ballads Round 1.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4181 Read Count: 38
Published: 07/03/2018 Updated: 07/03/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

Little Joe experiences a bad fall in the yard, right in front of Ben's eyes. As he recovers from it, Ben is reminded of Joe's mother, Marie. Shortly after, an unexpected visitor arrives, causing the Cartwrights to wonder about something very important.

 

A WHB/WHI for the episode, Marie, My Love.


Categories: Mystery, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 16665 Read Count: 101
Published: 07/03/2017 Updated: 07/03/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

Summary: When a young Hoss defends a boy from a bully, the bully starts to pick on Hoss. How does Hoss avoid a fight?


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 6292 Read Count: 19
Published: 07/16/2019 Updated: 07/16/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

Sequel to "Help": The Cartwrights go on an adventure after Adam and Little Joe become bent on finding a racehorse they'd purchased with their own money, a horse they father had given away. While conducting their search, they must also track down a stranger who's been stealing from county libraries.



Categories: Drama, Romance, Action/Adventure, Mystery Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 31419 Read Count: 33
Published: 02/12/2019 Updated: 02/12/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

A talking horse and a gang of rustlers wreak havoc with the Cartwrights' lives. Written for NaNoWriMo challenge 2018.


Categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 53875 Read Count: 24
Published: 11/27/2018 Updated: 11/27/2018 [Report This]
Never a Dull Moment by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

A thunderstorm on the first day of spring brings the Cartwrights a lot of irritation and trouble.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8152 Read Count: 53
Published: 05/04/2020 Updated: 05/04/2020 [Report This]
No Spring in His Step by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

It's the first day of Spring. Sun is shining, birds are singing, a festival is being planned in Virginia City. But a certain Cartwright isn't feeling well.

 

Written for the Spring Awakens challenge.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5246 Read Count: 55
Published: 04/17/2018 Updated: 04/17/2018 [Report This]
On Thin Ice by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

Summary: Little Joe goes skating too soon out at Lake Tahoe and falls in. He becomes ill and a strange incident occurs.

 

Based on the Michael Landon Christmas song, "Santa Got Lost in Texas."


Categories: Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10290 Read Count: 68
Published: 02/21/2018 Updated: 02/21/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

Adam is rushing home from college, trying to make it home on time. Along the way, he meets some strange characters who present him with a gift for his father, then disappear! But was it real, or was it all just a dream?


Categories: Mystery, Holiday Characters: All
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5833 Read Count: 81
Published: 07/11/2016 Updated: 07/11/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

When Ben finds the journal he was writing in while traveling with Inger, he finds it was never finished. So he decides to add a few of the memorable events that have happened on the ranch.


Categories: Comedy Characters: All
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1169 Read Count: 69
Published: 05/24/2016 Updated: 05/24/2016 [Report This]
Summary:

Written for the Ponderosa Nightmares challenge, this takes my short story, "The Goblin's Ghost" into more detail.

 

The plot element was a swamp, the villain was a goblin, and the hero was Buck.


Categories: Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 10010 Read Count: 27
Published: 10/30/2017 Updated: 10/30/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

Adam receives a strange package and refused to open it. Ben, overcome by curiosity, opens it and unleashes a monster. Hoss is the only one who can save his family.

Written for the Ponderosa Nightmares challenge.


Categories: Drama, Holiday Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 9551 Read Count: 49
Published: 10/26/2018 Updated: 10/26/2018 [Report This]
Promises, Promises by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstar [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Thanks to Hoss' girlfriend, Adam is forced to perform a song in the Virginia City Fall Festival. My entry for the "Autumn at the Ranch" challenge.


Categories: Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 5981 Read Count: 51
Published: 10/08/2019 Updated: 10/08/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

Hoss and Little Joe become curious about the bell near the front door, so while their father is out for a while, Adam recounts the story of how they'd come to by it. But Adam learns later that the story his father had told him growing up...isn't the full story.

Written for this month's Prop Fiction challenge.


Categories: Mystery, Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 33590 Read Count: 35
Published: 07/23/2018 Updated: 07/23/2018 [Report This]
Surprise, Surprise by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 10]
Summary:

Adam's homecoming brings a few surprises.


Categories: Comedy, Romance Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Will Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 14117 Read Count: 430
Published: 04/25/2019 Updated: 04/25/2019 [Report This]
Summary:

Summary: With the spring thaw coming early, there's just been too much to do and too many complaints about the work. Ben's solution? Send his sons to Arizona as a vacation treat.

However, when he mentions his plans, he is reminded of an incident that happened there some 20 years ago.


Categories: Comedy, 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: 13251 Read Count: 70
Published: 06/19/2018 Updated: 06/19/2018 [Report This]
Summary:

Hoss is robbed by an unlikely suspect.


Categories: Mystery, Comedy Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Sheriff Roy Coffee, Will Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 11745 Read Count: 23
Published: 04/12/2017 Updated: 04/12/2017 [Report This]
The Christmas Switch by littlejoenice Rated: Family Friendly [Reviews - 0]
Summary:

Ben has some guests over for Christmas, and receives a baad gift from one of them.

 

This was the original story for last year's Guest Who's Coming for Dinner challenge.


Categories: Mystery, Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright, Will Cartwright
Series: Journal Entries
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 13736 Read Count: 37
Published: 07/11/2017 Updated: 07/11/2017 [Report This]
Summary:

Dr. Martin hasn't had to treat a Cartwright patient in just over two weeks. What will he do?

 

A WHB/WHI for the episode, "My Brother's Keeper."

 

All the Cartwrights are in it, but the main character besides them is Dr. Paul Martin.


Categories: Comedy, Drama Characters: Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright, Candy Canady, Hop Sing, Hoss (Eric) Cartwright, Little Joe Cartwright
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 25428 Read Count: 87
Published: 05/24/2017 Updated: 05/24/2017 [Report This]