Summary: Little Joe’s misadventures continue when he once again finds himself face to face with an old nemesis. This story is a continuation of “The Misadventures of Little Joe Cartwright ~ Book I” and includes many references to that story but can be read as a stand alone :0)
Word Count : 34,602
Part of the Misadventure Series, links to all stories included within.
Summary: After a period of adjustment with Adam’s return from school, life has settled nicely for the Cartwrights … until a new storm cloud seems to be threatening Hoss’ usually good mood and ability to work.
Word Count: 12553
Summary: This is a prequel about how Ben found the spot for the Ponderosa, but it is told as a story about Adam and Hoss and how they met Young Wolf. There is also some insight into how Adam developed into the man he became.
Rating: PG Word count: 4057
What happens between the eleventh and the twelfth stroke of the clock on All Hallows Eve? Beware! Twelve-year-old Little Joe and his big brother Adam are about to find out. Written for the 2021 Bonanza Brand Boo-nanza challenge.
Rated: PG for spookiness
Word count: 6,574
Summary: An unexpected visit from an old Boston shipmate, and the question he asks, prompts Ben to think back to a time when he’d visited his brother with Adam, the winter before leaving for Missouri to join a wagon train west. Their stay had provided some great family times, while also pointing towards many obstacles Ben had never considered. It had finally prompted the biggest decision of his life.
Word Count: 15626
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.
Word Count: 4,730
Summary: “…if anyone in the wide world had a reason to be angry it was me.” A WHB (what happened before) for the episode “The Stranger”. Leduque’s POV.
Rating: T (for language)
Word Count: 600
Summary: A story for those who are willing to accept an Alternate Universe version of some of the Bonanza story. In this case, it is the story of Ben and Marie and the story of Adam in the prequel years with Adam’s backstory drastically altered.
Rating: PG Word count: 15,477
Part of the Not Forgotten series, links to all stories included within
Summary: How do you get a sixteen-year-old son or a younger brother to be careful with their first pistol? You tell them the story of the oldest son and brother and his first pistol to teach them as well as make them willing to follow the rules. Written on another site as a challenge to use cowboy lingo in a story; definitions are at the end of the story.
Rating: PG Word count: 6,749