All the Butterflies Have Broken Wings (by mcfair_58)

Summary: A WHN for both the episode ‘A Time to Step Down’ and ‘Lonely House’. Five years have passed and Trock has been released from prison and returned to marry Lee Bolden. Little does the former bank robber know, but his past is about to catch up to him – and Joe Cartwright – in the form of a man whose dark secret only Dan Tollivar knows. A note for the Adam-gals, your feller is home for a visit.

Word count: 61,659 

Rated: PG-13 for adult situations and innuendo, torture, and typical Western violence and brutality

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Polka Dots and Tears (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  Delayed on a trip home from Sacramento to the point that his family searched for him, Adam suddenly appears on the Ponderosa but wounded and wearing clothing clearly not his.  Joe is the one to find him but has no answers only questions for the unconscious man.  A quest for answers will lead to a variety of trouble for family members.

Rating:  T   Word Count:  13,833

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A Rose By Any Other Name (McFair_58)

Summary: The ending of the pilot has always bothered me. Would Alphaeus Troy and the mine owners really have given up that easily?  What if the fight in China town had ended differently and Little Joe never made that dinner date with Lotta Crabtree…?

Rated: PG-13

Word Count: 21,226

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Family Is Of the Heart (by BettyHT)

SUMMARY:  The Cartwright brothers do not resemble each other. Many have remarked upon that, but there is a good reason for them looking so different from each other–they had different mothers and more.  However, they are still brothers because there is something more important than who is present at your birth.  The family learns to accept that principle.

Rating = T  Word count = 21,656

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When the Hate is Gone (by AC1830)

Summary – Written for the 2018 Bonano Challenge on Bonanza Brand. A Missing scene for The Stranger – When Ben rides off with Charles Leduque, heading to New Orleans, how do his sons react after being told not to follow or rescue their father?  They are Cartwrights after all.

Rating = K, Word count = 5306

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