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Something to Prove (by Andrina)

Summary: After having a fall out with his friend Mitch, Joe has trouble finding a way to make things right. WHN to the episode “Between Heaven and Earth”.

Rating: K+
Word Count: 2281

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Joe Cartwright Short Stories What Happened Instead What Happened Next/Later

Please Don’t Go (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: “I’d never thought much about my own death, but on the rare occasions that I did, I’d always imagined I’d be surrounded by my family when my time came. Now, as I watched Hoss ride away, I knew I wouldn’t even be afforded that luxury.” An extended/AU scene from the episode “Second Chance” Joe’s POV.

Rated: T (for mild language)
Word Count: 920

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Mama’s Brooch (by Sierras)

Summary: Joe and his wife are having their first Christmas together.  He would like to find her a special gift. Pa has an idea.

Rating:  G  435 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Wishes (by Sierras)

Some wishes come true as hoped for, some wishes just can’t be, and some wishes come true in ways not expected. It is the middle of winter and two weeks before Christmas. Joe and Adam find stowaways hiding in their wagon.
Rating: G
Word Count: 6,614

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Joe Cartwright

Sunrise (by Sierras)

Summary: Joe comes home shot and fighting for his life. His family and friends hope and pray he will make it.

Rating: PG

Word Count: 10,159

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I’ll Wait (by Sierras)

Summary:  The Cartwrights discover dangerous and unwanted company hiding out on the Ponderosa.

Rating: PG
Word Count: 7,031

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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright Prequel What Happened Before

Eagle’s Nest (by Sierras)

Summary:  It is spring, and the winter has passed. Five-year-old Little Joe wanders off to find his mama who died a couple of months earlier. This is about the incident that is referenced by Ben to Little Joe in the episode “Between Heaven And Earth” written by Ed Adamson

Rating G

Word Count: 3,184

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Posted in Action/Adventure Humor Joe Cartwright Modern Day

Shirtless Joe (by JC)

Summary: One man’s “Field of Dreams” is another woman’s fantasy. 

Rating: PG  (1,010 words)

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Joe Cartwright

A Legacy Deferred (by BluewindFarm)

Summary: Joe is summoned to the Ponderosa for a matter pertaining to an inheritance. Curiously, the letter and recent events in his life reveal his dissatisfaction, and thrust him on a journey of discovery.

Rating: T (16,980 words)

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The Christmas Visitor (by BluewindFarm)

Summary: Home alone on Christmas Eve; a special visitor keeps watch over a young man.

Rating:  G  (920 words)

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