Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort Prequel

A Different Kind of Desert (by McFair)

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Joe Cartwright dropped his gaze to the vast forest before him with its tall pines, low bushes, and tangled undergrowth – all of them buried in three to four foot high drifts. He was alone. All around him was silence and snow. Winter was a whole different kind of desert.
Rated: PG-13 for mild language and Western violence and brutality
Word count: 20,913

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Posted in Drama Modern Day Non-Bonanza

Reprise (by JC)

Summary: Tragedy affords a middle-aged actor a second chance at the role of a lifetime. (A Jack Richards story, Non-Bonanza)

Rating T (11,709 words)

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Posted in Drama

The Gifts (by Bakerj)

Summary: It’s almost Christmas, but Joe’s eagerness to hunt a wolf lands him in the middle of trouble, and we learn that gifts can come in many forms.
Word count: 3964 Rating: K

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Posted in Drama Prequel What Happened Next/Later

Moments – A Brother’s Decision (by Missjudy)

Summary: Moments is my new series of stories taking a look at situations that affected the Cartwrights deeply and personally. In this one, we see how something learned in the midst of a decision Adam had to make when he and  Hoss were younger, sheds light on a a question posed in a canon episode. Part 1 is a prequel called October Snow, describing the events as youngsters. Part 2 is entitled Hard Decisions and has Hoss recalling that memory to help his father and brother  understand Adam’s decision in a “what happens during” scene from a familiar episode. Each of the Moments stories are separate with no need to read others in the same series to understand.

Rating: G  Word Count: 9858

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Posted in Drama Hurt/Comfort

Stagecoach (by Arien)

Summary:  It’s a stagecoach trip, and everything goes right.  Right?

Rating:  T  (1,740 words)

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama

To Live in Society (by JulieS)

Summary: Adam realises that he has more to deal with than just the talk surrounding his son.  He soon finds out that even though society deems that he act in one way, deep down his feelings propel him to a different outcome. 

Rating: PG Word Count: 5829

The Way Things Are Series, links to all the stories are included within.

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Posted in Crossover Drama Hurt/Comfort Spooky / Supernatural What Happened Next/Later

Louise (by mcfair_58)

Summary: Joseph Cartwright is a haunted man. He can’t forget the woman he met in Martinville. Little does he know, she remembers him as well and has made a pact with the Devil to make certain he will be hers for eternity. A WHN for the Bonanza episode Twilight Town.  The characters of Nicholas, Janette, and Lucien LaCroix were originally created by  Barney Cohan and James D. Parrott for the TV series Forever Knight. 

Word count: 38,844

Rated: PG-13

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Posted in Drama

Finding Bobby (by AC1830)

Summary: When traveling with a wagon train, friends come and go. But what if it’s your best friend, and you never got to say good-bye?

Rating – K, Word Count – 5854

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Posted in Drama Prequel What Happened Before What Happened Next/Later

A Man That Studieth Revenge (mcfair_58)

Summary:  A WHB & WHN for ‘The Last Haircut’, ‘Marie, My Love’, and ‘The Hayburner’ with a nod to ‘The Truckee Strip’ and ‘The Crucible’. Everyone in Virginia City knew Duke Miller had gotten away with murder, but there were few who knew he had done it before. At the heart of his hate lay one man and but a single goal: the complete and total destruction of Joe Cartwright.

Rated PG-13 for Western brutality and lots of angst and SJS

Word count: 72,114

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Posted in Drama Prequel

Camping Trip (by Arien)

Summary: The brothers go camping, and there’s nothing better than telling a ‘ghost story’ around a camp fire, unless you try to tell the tale with these brothers.

Rating: G (1,220 words)

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