Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Writing Challenges

Interval (by JC)

Summary:  What is it like, being a Cartwright daughter?  Only one person could tell you, and it might not be what you think. Chronologically, this story takes place shortly after Winter of Discontent and is an expansion of a recent Pine Cone Challenge bit posted in the forum, the prompt being “The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake.” (Part of the Ties That Bind series, links to other stories included)

Rating: T    (2,093 words)

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Winter of Discontent (by JC)

Summary:  An early snow and bitter cold has Ben Cartwright feeling his age, but there is more than just the dreary season behind his winter woes. (Set in the Ties That Bind universe but can be read alone)

Rating  T    6842 words

Links to other stories in the series are included

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Hurt/Comfort

Gently, Full of Grace (by JC)

Summary:  Two Cartwright lives take a tragic turn during a trip abroad.  Will they ever be able to go home again? (Part of the Ties That Bind AU series)

Rating: K+  (4372 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories of this series included.

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No Ordinary Day (by JC)

Summary: It was supposed to be an ordinary trip into town for the Cartwrights, but dying wasn’t on anyone’s list. (Part of the Ties That Bind AU series)

Rating: K+ (2088 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories of this series included.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Humor Missing Scene What Happened Instead Writing Challenges

When Worlds Collide (By JC)

Summary:  Unexpected guests arrive at the Ponderosa on Halloween night. Includes a re-imagining of events depicted in “The Strange One” (Season 7).

Rating:  K+ (3702 words)

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Missing Scene What Happened Instead

When Angels Cry (by JC)

 Summary:  The arrival of a range detective in Virginia City means trouble for Adam in more ways than one.  (A WHI for The Flannel-Mouth Gun, part of the Ties That Bind AU series)

Rating: T  (13,258 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories of this series included.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Humor

Guarding the Henhouse (by JC)

Summary:  A too-pretty girl, a Saturday night dance, and a little moonlight mischief.  Not to worry—Adam’s got it covered. (Part of the Ties That Bind AU series)

Rating: T  (2870 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories of this series included.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Romance What Happened Instead What Happened Next/Later

Something About Amy (by JC)

Summary:  Tennyson said, “It’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.”  What would Joe Cartwright say? (WHI/WHN for The Truckee Strip and part of the Ties That Bind AU series)

Rating K+   (1782 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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Posted in Alternate Universe Drama Prequel

Ties That Bind (by JC)

Summary: An exploration of perhaps the most controversial subject in Bonanza fanfiction — what if Ben and Marie also had a daughter? But this is not a story about a Cartwright sister.  Though viewed through a different lens, it’s a story about a family we all know and love, whose relationships are tested and reaffirmed in the face of the inevitable.  

Rating: K+ (27,784 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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A Piece of Cake (by JC)

Summary:  How hard can it be, taking care of two little boys for one day?  That’s what Joe thinks…. (Part of the Ties That Bind AU series)

Rating: K    (1661 words)

Ties That Bind Series, links to stories within the series are included.

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