Summary: During the last quarter of 2015, members in the Brand Forums were challenged to write vignettes for all the Bonanza episodes. Members could submit as many Little Bits for as many episodes as they were inspired to write. Multiple members could submit Little Bits for the same episode. The hardest part of the challenge was to write the vignette in exactly 100 or 200 words.
Some Little Bits are dramatic while others are humorous. The submitting member is identified after each Little Bit. 132 Little Bits have been submitted to date and are listed in episode order.
Rating: K (16,000+ words)
Summary: It pays to listen. After the fact, the family tries to figure out what Hop Sing said before returning to his kitchen.
Rating K (1,240 words)
Summary: a cowboy who returns to the Ponderosa after a long absence discovers a new horse trainer…with an unwelcome training method.
Rating: T (mild language). 4316 words.
The Lilies Series, links to stories within the series are included.
Summary: Ben discovers his fair method of doling out the least desirable jobs isn’t as fair as he’d thought. With their “match trick” gone astray, Adam and Little Joe have reason to worry! This was one of my first stories written several years ago. Hope it gives you a chuckle!
Rating: K (Word Count: 8,748)
Summary: What is there to do on a dark and rainy evening on a fall cattle drive than to tell spooky stories to entertain each other. Some have humor, some have mystery, and some have a bit of a fright factor. Some may be familiar but keep reading because there’s more added.
rating = T WC = 11,760
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Adam and his best friend Ross find a bottle of whiskey in the Marquettes’ hayloft and decide to recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machine. What could possibly go wrong?
Rating: T Word Count: 10,554
Summary: This is my contribution, with the words I received, including the Petticoats. Enjoy. It’s short, this is what I managed to do. I have plenty of ideas and possible scenarios, and I had major troubles putting it together.
Rating: K (805 words)
Summary: This is a continuation of the Garden Party and Wearing a Frown stories with the same characters, but this is a much lighter story with humor especially with Adam’s son Lake and with romances for Ben and Hoss too although there are complications of course.
rating = T WC = 31,583
Irae Series, links to stories within the series are included.
Summary: Ben awaits an explanation, does he really want to know the ending?
Rating: (1,110 words)