Welcome to the Bonanza Brand Fan Fiction Library!

We hope you’ll pull up a comfortable chair and come back time after time to immerse yourself in our ever-growing Library.

For those using mobile devices, all the pages within are best viewed holding the device horizontally.

To open a Story or Index Page, click on the image or the title.

To Join Us – Register / Sign In / Reset Member Password for the Library, see Member Services under Library Help in the right-hand sidebar. Or at the bottom of the page for mobile users.

Our Fan Fiction Library contains something for everyone.  All stories in this Library are complete; there are no Works-in-Progress (WIPs).

Bonanza Brand continues to include stories written by early-era authors who have not previously posted in the Library, with their permission.  And every now and then we find a ‘lost story’ written by one of our authors.

The Bonanza Brand Library does include stories that have been assigned a Mature (MA) or R-Rating by their respective authors. These stories may contain explicit language, violence, and/or adult themes; and are not intended for readers under the age of 18.  Please heed our Rating Guidelines.

Note, this library does NOT contain slash or sexual situations involving minors.

The following methods for finding stories are located in the lower of the two Navigation bars above, or when using a mobile device, click the three horizontal bars on the right at the top of the screen.

Stories by Author

Most recently written, computer-generated listing of stories by author.  Fanfiction series will not always be listed by the series title for ease of reading order.

Stories by Title

Alphabetical listing of stories.  Includes fan fiction series in reading order.

The following Collections are located in the right hand sidebar, or when using a mobile device, near the bottom of the page.

Actor Celebrations

Our intent within these collections is to celebrate the actors.  Some celebrate birthdays while others deal the very real possibility of a brush with death.

Episode Inspired

What Happened Before, Missing Scenes, What Happened Next/Later, What Happened Instead, Alternate Universe, and stories that begged to be told that were not included within the episode.  Some of these stories are challenge inspired and others, the writers were just never satisfied with what was aired.

Over 170 episodes have inspired stories.

Fan Fiction Series

Our authors have written stories for over 200 of their own fan fiction series.

Holiday Collections

Within this index we have captured the stories that our authors have written regarding the holidays.

Stories by Author – see above for description

Stories by Title – see above for description


Another way for readers to find a story.  Location, item, event, illness, or person, etc.

Random Stories

An automated, system generated list of 10 random stories from the Library.  This program has a 60-second wait before accepting a ‘reload’ or ‘refresh’ page request to display a different list of stories.


Click on ‘Select Category‘ to open a drop down box to access the following:
(Stories may be assigned more than one category.)

Alternate Universe – story lines that diverge from canon.
(e.g., Adam staying beyond season six, the addition of a sister, wives, or children, etc.)
Chaps and Spurs – a writing challenge hosted in the Bonanza Brand Forums
Crossover – mix the Cartwrights with another TV show / movie / book
French – written in French for our members in France
Fright / Supernatural – Halloween themed, spooky, eerie, scary
German – written in German for our members in Germany
MA-Rated – Stories meant for readers 18 years of age and older
Missing Scene – episode inspired
Modern Day
Non-Bonanza – Stories are restricted to series/characters portrayed by the actors of Bonanza.
Ponderosa – the prequel TV series
Post Timeline – anything after the season 14 episode, The Hunter
Prequel – anything before the very first episode, A Rose for Lotta
Short Stories – stories with a word count between 500 – 999 words
What Happened Before – episode inspired
What Happened Instead – episode inspired that diverges from canon
What Happened Next/Later – episode inspired
Writing Challenges – challenges hosted in the Bonanza Brand Forums

Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. No copyright infringement is intended and no profit is being made from the writing / posting of these stories on this site.

Our authors love to read feedback on the stories they’ve spent countless hours creating.  Brand encourages all readers to leave a review/comment to let the authors know how much their works were enjoyed.  We only ask that when leaving comments, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…do not ruin the enjoyment of future readers by revealing a plot twist or telling who or what happened.

All comments left in the Bonanza Brand Library are routed through a moderation process, the Library reserves the right to delete any spammer or reviews we feel are inappropriate .

Bonanza Brand hopes all readers will consider registering for membership in the Library; though membership is not required.  For those who do not register but wish to leave a comment/review for a story, please type in your name or nom de plume. If the reader is a member in the Bonanza Brand Forums who forgot to login, please use your Brand Username in the name field.

Even though the Library and the Forums share the same home page, they require separate registrations to fully participate; however, the same username and password may be used for both sites.

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Thank you,

The Brandsters & The Librarians