Posted in Brothers Humor

The Dating Game (by JC)

The Cartwright brothers compete against one another on Virginia City’s newest game show. Will it be bachelor #1, Bachelor #2, or Bachelor #3?

Rating: T   Word Count: 1717

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Posted in Brothers Humor Missing Scene

Love Me Not: An Interlude (by HarpistforHim)

Summary: Joe’s antics and quick temper get the better of him in this fun little story based on an exchange in “Love Me Not.” Featuring a mischievous Joe, a tired Hoss, and a crafty Adam. A WHIB for Love Me Not.
Rating: G Word Count: 979

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Posted in Brothers Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

Learning the Hard Way (by HarpistforHim)

Summary: Joe has one drink too many at the Marquette’s one-year anniversary party, which wouldn’t have been such an issue with his father if he wasn’t only fourteen years old. The morning after, Adam learns a few things about his baby brother… and a few things about himself, too.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 4,730

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Never Again (by HarpistforHim)

Summary: Ben’s guilt-ridden slump during the Prime of Life unearths painful memories for his oldest son. Despite this, the boys try their hardest to meet the contract deadline on their own. In the end, it’s up to Hoss to make sure his older brother gets back on the right track again. A WHIB/WHN for The Prime of Life.
Rating: G Word Count: 7,380

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What Kind of Man Would I Be? (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: A bullet, a question, and the unconditional love of a brother.

Rating: K+

Word Count: 978

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Posted in Brothers Family Joe Cartwright Post Timeline Writing Challenges

Lost and Found (by Questfan)

Summary: An incident with his granddaughter brings up childhood memories for Joe.

Rating:  T Word count: 4228

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Posted in Brothers Drama Hurt/Comfort What Happened Instead Writing Challenges

The Circumstance of His Return (by McFair_58)

A violent storm, a frightened mare, and the matter of his homecoming.  My entry for the 2021 ‘Man in Black’ challenge.  
Rated: PG
Word count: 10,999

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Posted in Brothers Drama Prequel

Mending Fences (by Annie K Cowgirl)

Summary: Adam, Little Joe, a strained relationship, and one stupid school essay. A prequel story.

Rating: K

Word Count: 1,190

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Returning Home (by BluewindFarm)

Summary:  Memories of family and Christmases past are shared between brothers.

Rating:  G  2,770 Words

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

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Dangerous Liaison: The Countess (by BluewindFarm)

Summary: The Cartwrights had pulled it off; successfully defended the Ponderosa without firing a single gunshot. Yet, the triumph was overshadowed by a persistent question; was anyone truly a winner or a loser when it came to a bittersweet memory from the past?

Rating: G (655 words)

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