A violent storm, a frightened mare, and the matter of his homecoming. My entry for the 2021 ‘Man in Black’ challenge.
Word count: 10,999
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
Summary: A little light summertime story about Adam who isn’t happy with the way his summer is going until he’s faced with robbery and jail. It turns out better than that sounds.
Rating: PG Word Count: 3978
Summary: Just how did Hoss end up being the caretaker for two, little, troublemaking girls? The opening scene we were denied in Gallagher’s Sons.
Word Count: 1,259
Summary: The captain’s daughter as seen through the eyes of a young, handsome sailor. Ben/Elizabeth.
Word Count: 172
Summary: A What Happened Instead for The Decision. What if the doctor wasn’t able to do the surgery? Ben recalls conversations he has had with Hoss and the best of his middle son’s attributes.
Rating: PG Word count: 1243
Summary: This is a sequel to The Trial of Jessica Hardy. Four months have passed since Adam’s disappearance and presumed death, and life has taken on a more normal flow for the Cartwright’s who have conquered their grief to find joy again. But just as things begin to even out, a series of coincidences and incidents bring them back to the woman accused of causing Adam’s death. The Cartwrights will become instrumental in helping others, while learning the truth of what happened to Adam.
Rating: T – But only for adult themes and conversations. No overt situations
Word Count: 32615