Posted in Drama Writing Challenges

The Remarkable Tin Soldier (by McFair_58)

Summary:  Remembrance of Christmas Past

Rating:  G   7,950 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Writing Challenges

All That Glitters (by Questfan)

Summary: Youthful dreams were lost long ago when a father decided he knew best what his daughter needed, but a second chance comes about in a most unexpected way.
Rating: G    3,420 words

Note:  This story was written for the Bonanza Brand 2020 Advent Calendar, originated in the Forums.

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort

Everybody Makes Mistakes (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe and Adam have a series of altercations that have significant consequences for them and their families until they work out their differences and both make changes in their lives. 
Rating: T  WC:  30,906
This story is part of the Brenda Series, links to all stories included within.

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Hurt/Comfort

Bird Hunt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Hungry for something other than beef for dinner, Hoss gets his family to go on a bird hunt, but Adam ends up in a difficult situation as a result.  This is the first of three stories about the family in which winter is the setting and hunting is the theme.
Rating:  PG  WC:  4,153
Winter Tales Series, links to all stories included within

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Posted in Drama Mystery Spooky / Supernatural

Doppelganger: The Return (by BettyHT)

Summary:   A troublesome spirit invades the Ponderosa and all the family hopes he will be gone on All Saints Day.
Rating PG   WC 1341

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Family

Dear Friends and Christmas Gifts (by BettyHT)

Summary:   The last story in this series starts with some informative letters between Adam’s wife and Joe’s wife but progresses into a Christmas visit in which important changes occur for all the brothers.
Rating:  T  WC:  18,845

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

Bridges (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Refuge in Australia becomes a chance for Adam to change into the man he wants to be, but there are those who become obstacles to his success.  At home, Ben is pushed into change too when Hoss and Joe force him to face some truth he would rather deny.  Eventually events bring the two together to see if they can reconcile.

Rating :  T  Word Count:  24,206

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Posted in Drama Joe Cartwright What Happened Next/Later

Wishes (by Sierras)

Some wishes come true as hoped for, some wishes just can’t be, and some wishes come true in ways not expected. It is the middle of winter and two weeks before Christmas. Joe and Adam find stowaways hiding in their wagon.
Rating: G
Word Count: 6,614

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Posted in Action/Adventure Drama Hurt/Comfort Joe/Pa Prequel

Going Home (by mcfair_58)

Summary: It is 1847 and such a winter had never been seen!  Snowstorms and squalls.  Sleet and ice.  Winds so ferocious they built drifts high as a man.  Driven by a need to escape the memory of his late wife, Ben Cartwright ventures out into a frozen landscape and becomes lost.  As he seeks a way to survive, he has no way of knowing that another member of the family has become lost as well.  Will the killer snow claim two Cartwright lives?
Rated PG
Word count 20,990

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Posted in Action/Adventure Alternate Universe Drama

The Lord Is My Judge (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A kind action by Ben as a young man has unintended consequences for him and his family many years later.  The family has to pull together to solve the mystery and prevent any more tragedy.
Rating:  T  Word count:  17,044

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