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)

Summary:
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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