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.
Rating:  T  (223,014 words)

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 (23,320 words)

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.
WC 35,000  Rated: K+

Easter (by Rona)

Summary: A short introspective piece as a son waits to hear if his father will live.
(1,075 words)    Rated: T

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

Summary: A summer visitor brings nothing but trouble for Joe.
Rated: K+ (19,380 words)

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+ (26,485 words)

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+ (30,260 words)

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.
Rating: 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.
Rating = T word count = 1047

Echo of Hoof Beats (by GinnyF)

Summary:  A What Happened Before story for “The Mill”
Rating:  K+  (3,655 words)

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 (9,900 words)

Echoes of Twilight (by GinnyF)

Summary:  A What Happened Next for “Twilight Town”
Rating:  K+  (2,575 words)

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 (3,590 words)

Eight Years (by jfclover)

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

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+ (11,920 words)

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

Summary:  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+ (5,340 words)

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.
Rating:  G  (1,910 words)

Elegy for a Cartwright (by Starlite)

Summary: A continuation of ‘Elegy for a Hangman’.
Rated:  PG  (6,500 words)

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 (9,300 words)

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+ (4,885 words)

Ellie – Meeting Clarissa (by Fozrulz)

Summary: I always wondered what it would have been like if Ellie had met Clarissa.
Rated: K+ (6,485 words)

Ellie – Meeting Clay (by Fozrulz)

Summary: Just imagine if Ellie had met Clay….
Rated: K+ (7,210 words)

Ellie – Placerville (by Fozrulz)

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

Ellie – Priscilla’s Comeuppance (by Fozrulz)

Summary:  Priscilla sure was a pain….payback time…but by whom?
Rated: K+ (5,590 words)

Ellie – Sure as Shootin’ (by Fozrulz)

Summary:  Joe and pesky little sisters and guns – not a good combo.
Rated: K+ (10,585 words)

Ellie – The Bully (by Fozrulz)

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

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+ (10,355 words)

Ellie – The Circus (by Fozrulz)

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

Ellie – The Ring (by Fozrulz)

Summary:  This is an Ellie story about a lost ring, a naughty little girl and family.
Rated: K+ (14,310 words)

Ellie – The Solo (by Fozrulz)

Summary:  Ellie is asked to sing a solo at church – she doesn’t want to sing. Which brother helps her out?
Rated: K+ (7,440 words)

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+ (4,760 words)

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+ (4,500 words)

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+ (4,305 words)

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+ (3,230 words)

Ellie – The Trail Series #4 (by Fozrulz)

Summary:  Fourth in the trail series.
Rated: K+ (6,175 words)

Ellie – The Virginia City Rodeo (by Rozrulz)

Summary:   You know, barrel racing is just an event for boys….
Rated:  K+ (12,280 words)

Ellie – Will She Ever Mind? (by Fozrulz)

Summary:  Pa is wondering if Ellie is ever going to learn to mind?
Rated: K+ (6,425 words)

Ellie #1 – The First Day (by Fozrulz)

Summary:   This is my first story with ellie, a cartwright daughter.
Rated: K+ (11,460 words)

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+(7,805 words)

Ellie #3 Ellie’s Shadow (by Fozrulz)

Summary: This is my third story with Ellie.
Rated: K+ (9,620 words)

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.

rating = 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+  WC 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.
Rating:  T  (8,050 words)

Emily – The Missing Scenes (by SusanG)

Summary:  A WHN for the episode, Emily.
Rating:  T     (3,140 words)

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.
Rating:  PG  (5,260)

Emily #2 – Special Delivery (by GinnyF)

Summary:  Hoss & Emily’s first child is indeed a “special delivery”.
Rating:  G  (2,350 words)

Emily’s Sir Eric #1 (by DJK)

Summary:  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)

Summary:  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)

Summary:  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)

Summary:   A letter from a far away island makes Ben remember an old love.
Rating:   K+   Word Count:  1,636

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+  WC  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”.
Rating:  K+    Word Count:  6,299

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.”
Rating 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+ (16,760 words)

Entertaining Angels (by Rona)

Summary:   Just days before Christmas, the Cartwrights have guests.
Rated: K+ (3,595 words)

Enthralled (by Belle)

Summary:  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. (13,920 words)
Rated: T

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 (11,310 words)

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+ (5,720 words)

Erinnerungen (by Sibylle)

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

Escape (by MaryS)

Summary:   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  (21, 770 words)

Escape to Ponderosa – A Missing Scene (by JennyG)

Summary:  A missing scene for the episode.
Rating:  T (implied sex)  (640 words)

Eternal Justice (by Cheaux)

Summary:  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+  WC 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  (112,575 words)

Every Day is a New Day (by Hart4Ben)

Summary: A brief window into the Cartwright family if Inger had lived.
Rating: K Word Count: 1,482

Every Purpose Under Heaven #1 (by Wrangler)

Rated: T  WC 36,000

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

Summary: A follow up story to Every Purpose Under Heaven.  Rated:  MA  WC 52,000

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

Summary: A follow up to Another Season.
Rated: T  WC 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 WC 4800

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? (10,120 words)
Rated: T

Eyes of an Angel (by DanceDiva)

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

Eyes of the Soul (by JoanS)

Summary: Joe feels responsible for the death of a new ranch hand.
Rated: T (13,725 words)

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