Stories by Title E

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Each Day ~ Life Begins Anew (by Dogwood)

Summary: The beginning of a path Adam didn’t realize lay before him. The outcome is one that changes his life forever and opens the door to unknown and life changing challenges.
Rated: T
Word Count: 223,014

Early Nights (by ansinico)

Summary: Have Pa and Little Joe had one argument too many? Will the family be split apart? Will Adam have to break a promise and tell Little Joe the truth?
Rated: MA
Word Count: 23,320

East, West: Home’s Best–The Easterner (by Puchi Ann)

Summary: At first, Adam isn’t sure how his Eastern friend will feel about life on the Ponderosa, but he–and the rest of the Cartwrights–soon realize that George is not the only one who has a lot to learn from his visit.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 35,000

Easter (by Rona)

Summary: A short introspective piece as a son waits to hear if his father will live.
Rated: T
Word Count: 1075

Easterner, Tenderfoot, Westerner #1 – The Easterner (by Harper)

Summary: A summer visitor brings nothing but trouble for Joe.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 19,380

Easterner, Tenderfoot, Westerner #2 -The Tenderfoot (by Harper)

Summary: Sequel to “The Easterner”. Joe tries to teach Martin ranchwork, and little about family and having fun, too.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 26,485

Easterner, Tenderfoot, Westerner #3 – The Westerner (by Harper)

Summary: To gain some peace and quiet, Ben sends his sons and summer guest Martin Lindsay on a hunting trip. But when Hoss is injured, Joe and Martin risk their lives in a desperate race for help. Third story in series begun with “The Easterner” and “The Tenderfoot,” but it is not necessary to read those stories first.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 30,260

Eavesdropping on Two Brothers (by DJK)

Summary: This is a compilation of ten private conversations between Adam and Hoss Cartwright from childhood through adulthood showing facets of their brotherhood.
Rated: PG (references to adult themes)
Word Count: 4520

Ebony Anonymity (by BettyHT)

Summary: Sitting in a campsite in the dark, two brothers can share what might be difficult to admit in other circumstances and perhaps say more than might be prudent to divulge. This is an expanded pinecone.
Rated: T
Word Count: 1047

Echo of Hoof Beats (by GinnyF)

Summary: A What Happened Before story for The Mill.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 3655

Echoes from the Canyon (by DebbieB)

Summary: As his pain riddled body succumbs to it’s fate, Adam, alone in Red Rock Canyon, encounters more than just the puma who stalks him.
Rated: G
Word Count: 9900

Echoes of Twilight (by GinnyF)

Summary: A What Happened Next for Twilight Town.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 2575

Edges (by the Tahoe Ladies)

Summary: One man’s dream is another’s reality.
Rated: T
Word Count: 3839

Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo (by karilyn)

Summary: There’s a new dressmaker in town, and she wreaks havoc at a town social to meet the Cartwright brothers.
Rated: T
Word Count: 3590

Eight Years (by jfclover)

Summary: Ben has a surprise for his young sons, but will the boys be as excited as their father?
Rated: T
Word Count: 16,200

Ein ganz normaler Tag (by Adam4Ever)

Summary: Es geht um einen Tag im Leben der Cartwrights, der aber entgegen dem Titel, welcher ironisch gemeint ist, alles andere als “normal” ist. Es ist ein chaotischer, abenteuerlicher aber auch gefährlicher Tag.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 11,920

Ein Vater und (s)ein Sohn (by Adam4Ever)

Word Count: Es geht um ein Erlebnis das Adam hat. Er lernt etwas zu verstehen. Die Geschichte begleitet ihn bei diesem Prozess. Aber er ist nicht der einzige, der etwas lernt. Auch Ben macht eine Feststellung.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 5340

Elbow to Elbow (by Krystyna)

Summary: Little Joe has a problem with the new student at school, and Miss Jones proves to be no help whatsoever… but it all leads to what if’s and if only’s in the end.
Rated: G
Word Count: 1910

Eleanor (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: While in Carson City, Joe stops for a quick drink before heading home and meets Eleanor. A challenge piece based on the song “Eleanor Rigby” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Rated: T
Word Count: 1463

Elegy for a Cartwright (by Starlite)

Summary: A continuation of Elegy for a Hangman.
Rated: PG
Word Count: 6500

Ellen, My Love (by DebbieB)

Summary: Happy with his new love, his new home and expecting great things from his new life, Hoss isn’t prepared for the sudden twist that turns his world upside down and inside out.
Rated: G
Word Count: 9300

Ellie #1 – The First Day (by Fozrulz)

Word Count: This is my first story with Ellie, a Cartwright daughter.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 11,460

Ellie #2 – Of Hounds and Harlots (by Fozrulz)

Summary: This is my second story with Ellie. Christmas time brings a hard lesson for Ellie and Joe.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 7805

Ellie #3 Ellie’s Shadow (by Fozrulz)

Summary: This is my third story with Ellie.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 9620

Ellie – Brothers, Brothers, and More Brothers (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Sometimes Ellie can just get a fill of all her brothers, but sometimes she really needs all of them.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 4885

Ellie – Meeting Clarissa (by Fozrulz)

Summary: I always wondered what it would have been like if Ellie had met Clarissa.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 6485

Ellie – Meeting Clay (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Just imagine if Ellie had met Clay…
Rated: K+
Word Count: 7210

Ellie – Placerville (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Two men show up from Adam’s past. What do they have against him?
Rated: K+
Word Count: 7300

Ellie – Priscilla’s Comeuppance (by Fozrulz)

Word Count: Priscilla sure was a pain…payback time…but by whom?
Rated: K+
Word Count: 5590

Ellie – Sure as Shootin’ (by Fozrulz)

Word Count: Joe and pesky little sisters and guns – not a good combo.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 10,585

Ellie – The Bully (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Joe and Ellie are beat up by a bully. What to do, what to do…
Rated: K+
Word Count: 11,060

Ellie – The Carson City Rodeo (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Ellie’s trip to Carson City with the Family – what could possibly go wrong? Famous last words.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 10,355

Ellie – The Circus (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Ellie, Joe, Marybeth and Michael get into some trouble when the circus comes to town.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 7000

Ellie – The Ring (by Fozrulz)

Word Count: This is an Ellie story about a lost ring, a naughty little girl and family.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 14,310

Ellie – The Solo (by Fozrulz)

Word Count: Ellie is asked to sing a solo at church – she doesn’t want to sing. Which brother helps her out?
Rated: K+
Word Count: 7440

Ellie – The Spat (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Ellie and Joe get into an argument – how are they going to solve it and will they get it resolved before Pa steps in.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 4760

Ellie – The Trail Series #1 (by Fozrulz)

Summary: First in the “Trail” series. On the trail with Joe and Clay, Ellie reminisces about the Pokey, the baby porcupine.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 4500

Ellie – The Trail Series #2 (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Second in the “Trail” series. Clay, Joe and Ellie are still on the trail. This story can be completely read on it’s own. I decided to make a short series of stories on the trail. Clay has just finishing doctoring Joe’s backside from Joe’s untimely meeting with a cactus. Joe is now resting a little uncomfortably on his bed roll .
Rated: K+
Word Count: 4305

Ellie – The Trail Series #3 (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Third in the “Trail” series. Joe, Ellie and Clay are still on the trail. This story can be read on its own. It’s Clay’s turn to tell a story of his childhood.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 3230

Ellie – The Trail Series #4 (by Fozrulz)

Word Count: Fourth in the “Trail” series.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 6175

Ellie – The Virginia City Rodeo (by Rozrulz)

Word Count: You know, barrel racing is just an event for boys…
Rated: K+
Word Count: 12,280

Ellie – Will She Ever Mind? (by Fozrulz)

Word Count: Pa is wondering if Ellie is ever going to learn to mind?
Rated: K+
Word Count: 6425

Embalmed (by BettyHT)

Summary: The family wonders what is going on with Adam. They are alternately worried, wondering, and upset with him. There are many possibilities but no one suspects the real reason for his behavior until it is nearly too late. He’s going to need his family to survive this mess.
Rated: T
Word Count: 11,749

Emergence from the Shadow (by Dodo)

Summary: A Missing Scene from Season 11’s A Darker Shadow.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 7403

Emergence of a Man (by lminzer)

Summary: No longer a boy, sixteen-year-old Joe Cartwright is struggling with what it means to be a man. Meanwhile, the Ponderosa is plagued by rustlers, and when Joe uses the opportunity to prove himself and protect his family, he unwittingly puts both himself and his father in grave danger…
Rated: K+
Word Count: 9000

Emiline Hutton’s House (by JennyG)

Summary: A subtlety haunting story written for Halloween. Caught out in a fierce thunderstorm, Joe and Adam take shelter in a long abandoned house where shadows of the past may still linger.
Rated: T
Word Count: 8050

Emily – The Missing Scenes (by SusanG)

Summary: A WHN for the episode, Emily.
Rated: T
Word Count: 3140

Emily #1 (by GinnyF)

Summary: Hoss meets the woman he wants to marry. However, she has a secret regarding her past, which makes her wary of closeness with anyone. Hoss is determined to break through her shell and win her heart.
Rated: PG
Word Count: 5260

Emily #2 – Special Delivery (by GinnyF)

Word Count: Hoss & Emily’s first child is indeed a “special delivery”.
Rated: G
Word Count: 2350

Emily’s Sir Eric #1 (by DJK)

Word Count: Hoss becomes a knight in shining armor to the daughter of a town drunk.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 7913

Emily’s Sir Eric #2 – Tarnished Armor (by DJK)

Word Count: Hoss’s deceit tarnishes his armor in Emily’s eyes.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 2843

Emily’s Sir Eric #3 – Quest on D Street (by DJK)

Word Count: Hoss decides to take the problem of Emily’s father into his own hands. (Sequel to “Tarnished Armor”)
Rated: T
Word Count: 8432

Emily’s Sir Eric #4 – Lady Emily’s Choice (by DJK)

Summary: Adam provides Emily with an opportunity that may take her away from Hoss.
Rated: T
Word Count: 3673

Emily’s Sir Eric #5 – San Francisco Dragons (by DJK)

Summary: Adam and Hoss take Emily to attend school in San Francisco.
Rated: T
Word Count: 9908

Emma (by Juanita)

Word Count: A letter from a far away island makes Ben remember an old love.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 1636

Encounter with the Past (by debpet)

Summary: An unexpected encounter brings up painful memories for Adam and leads to danger for him and for Joe.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 6600

Enough #1 (by Justafan)

Summary: Words said have a destruction consequence within the Cartwright family. One family member refuses to live where respect does not. This story continues in “More than Enough”.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 6299

Enough #2 – More than Enough (by Justafan)

Summary: This is the sequel to my first story written for the Summer Camp Challenge. Please read “Enough” first to fully understand “More Than Enough.”
Rated: K+
Word Count: 4952

Enter Sam Clemens (by Harper)

Summary: “The secret of humor is not joy, but sorrow.” A Find-The-Quote challenge and WHI for Enter Mark Twain.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 16,760

Entertaining Angels (by Rona)

Word Count: Just days before Christmas, the Cartwrights have guests.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 3595

Enthralled (by Belle)

Word Count: The boys are determined to find a birthday gift their father will love. They succeed too well.
Rated: T
Word Count: 6773

Envy, Hatred, and Malice – Part 1 (by Rona)

Summary: Joe’s friend Georgia is now a famous singing star. But her return home throws up problems for Joe.
Rated: T
Word Count: 13,920

Envy, Hatred, and Malice – Part 2 (by Rona)

Summary: Joe travels to San Francisco. He is dreading seeing Edward again, but nothing turns out quite the way he expects.
Rated: T
Word Count: 11,310

Epilogue: The Quality of Mercy (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A WHN/alternate ending for the episode The Quality of Mercy. Joe goes to see Seth Pruitt in jail.
Rating: K+ Word Count: 613

Epiphany (by Claire)

Summary: Tensions are high when Adam and Joe set off on an important journey together, but events allow them to reach a true understanding of one another.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 5720

Erinnerungen (by Sibylle)

Word Count: Adam und Ben denken beide aus gegebenem Anlass an ihre gemeinsame Fahrtzeit zurück (1844).
Rated: K+
Word Count: 4000

Escape (by MaryS)

Word Count: While on their way home after a cattle drive, the boys run into some trouble in the form of a ruthless gang of thieves! Also I wanted to dedicate this story to Andy who always believed I could write even when I didn’t.
Rated: G
Word Count: 21,770

Escape to Ponderosa – A Missing Scene (by JennyG)

Summary: A missing scene for the episode.
Rated: T (implied sex)
Word Count: 640

Eternal Justice (by Cheaux)

Word Count: Circumstantial evidence incriminates Joe Cartwright in his fiance’s murder. A WHI for Justice written by Richard Wendley. This is my version of what happened after Sally is murdered.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 8100

ETTA (by ansinico)

Summary: Love, hate, death and Etta, go hand in hand with life on the Ponderosa…Who loves? Who hates? Who dies? Who is Etta? The Cartwright boys find trouble in Turner’s Town. Ben finds trouble in San Fransisco. Is Barney Fuller friend or foe? Candy gets an offer, but is it one he can refuse?.
Rated: MA
Word Count: 112,575

Every Day is a New Day (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: A brief window into the Cartwright family if Inger had lived.
Rated: K
Word Count: 1482

Every Purpose Under Heaven #1 (by Wrangler)

Rated: T
Word Count: 36,000

Every Purpose Under Heaven #2 – Another Season (by Wrangler)

Summary: A follow up story to “Every Purpose Under Heaven”.
Rated: MA
Word Count: 52,000

Every Purpose Under Heaven #3 – Dru (by Wrangler)

Summary: A follow up to “Another Season”.
Rated: T
Word Count: 27,000

Everyone Cries Sometimes (by Terri)

Summary: Sometimes being the perfect son is not easy to live up to; even Hoss has to have an off day. But what is troubling Hoss to make him lose his appetite, lash out at his youngest brother and square up to his eldest?
Rated: K
Word Count: 4800

Everybody’s Wrong (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A WHIB for the episode The Jury. Adam and Hoss have another heart to heart. This one would take place before the one in the episode, but after the scene where Adam comes home with a busted fist.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 959

Everything They Had (by dbird)

Summary: A brutal attack on the Cartwrights leads to an unlikely lesson about family.
Rated: K+

Ex Corde Caritas (Love from the Heart) (by Rona)

Summary: WHN for My Brother’s Keeper. Despite Joe’s recovery from the accident, Adam feels guilty. Can he resist the lure of the east?
Rated: T
Word Count: 10,120

Eyes of an Angel (by DanceDiva)

Summary: Six year old Little Joe becomes ill with a pneumonia.
Rated: K+
Word Count: 500

Eyes of the Soul (by JoanS)

Summary: Joe feels responsible for the death of a new ranch hand.
Rated: T
Word Count: 13,725


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