Summary: Ben and the boys are spending the night in Placerville and are surprised when they meet the owners of the inn. A double challenge piece based on Sweet Betsy From Pike written by John A. Stone before 1858 and the theme of atonement.
Rating: K WC: 670
Summary: Hoss and Joe hire a new ranch hand while on a trip to purchase horses. Aware of the potential for problems with their father, they could not have imagined the stir the new hand would make.
Rating: T WC: 13926
SUMMARY: Joe is hurt and wonders if the dream he had was a dream because it seemed so real. It’s the kind of thing he rather wishes might be true, but then again, could this really be? This is an expanded version of a challenge from Bonanza Trailriders.
Rating = T Word count = 1450
Summary: The studio executives find themselves caught between the series regulars, who want some fresh new story lines, and the fans, who want . . . well, you’ll see.
Word count: 2,650
SUMMARY: Adam has had some difficulties with women, and it doesn’t seem to stop. When there are more incidents, he’s ready to give up on romance, but sometimes the darkest days can turn out to have unintended consequences that a man can learn to appreciate. Added the second Adam and Monica story, Not Always, to this one. Adam makes some serious mistakes in trying to extricate himself from trouble until he turns to his family for help.
Rating = T Word count = 22,989
SUMMARY: On a trip to catch mustangs, Adam learns about breaking horses from an unlikely source. This is an expansion of a Sourdough challenge from Bonanza Trailriders. Edited in a second Mustang Sally story based on a Pinecone challenge from Brand — McTeague.
Rating: PG Word count = 2215
Summary: Cattle are being eaten, and their picked-clean skeletons are being deposited near the lake, but when the Cartwrights investigate, they find a lot more than they ever bargained for … and the effects will last forever.
Rating: T (20,000 words)
Summary: It was just another ordinary day for Adam Cartwright, with the ordinary prospect that he would have to step in and keep his little brother out of trouble. Or was it?
Word count: 2507
Summary: The day a balding, middle-aged, B-movie actor became a legend in the making. (Written in the style of Lorne Greene’s Number One hit recording of “Ringo”)
Rating: G Word Count: 203