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Twelve-year-old Little Joe is late for supper. Hop Sing is hopping mad and Adam is none too pleased. When he heads for the stable to look for his brother, Adam expects an argument – what he gets is something else entirely. Something that begins in terror and rolls on toward tragedy. Will the Cartwrights ever be the same?

Rated PG-13 for typical standard episodic TV Western violence and brutality.

Surprise! (by AC1830)

Summary:  Young Hoss and Joe have decided that Ben deserves a day off so they plan a special day with him, but Ben soon discovers it’s more special than anyone anticipated.

Rating K  Word Count 678


AC1830 June 18, 2017 16 Comments Permalink

DJK June 16, 2017 7 Comments Permalink

The Devil’s In the Details (by McFair)

Summary: This grew out of a discussion on Bonanza Boomers regarding all the conflicting info about Joe’s mother and his birth. Ten year old Joseph Cartwright has been assigned a project by Miss Jones to write a paper about his mother. The trouble is, he’s not quite sure what he knows so he asks for her help.

Rated G  (2,100 words)


Krystyna June 11, 2017 2 Comments Permalink

DJK June 6, 2017 12 Comments Permalink

Doubt That The Stars Are Fire (by McFair)

You asked for it – the next installment of the Joe Cartwright/Bella Carnaby story. Eight years have passed since Joe and Bella met. Both have experienced great tragedy. A letter from Ben Cartwright paves the way for them to meet again. But is it too late for their love?  This story takes place post-canon.

Rated PG-13 for adult situations, language, and intense emotional drama.  (62,200 words)


AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story is rated PG-13, but the third part is rated ‘M’ out of caution due to one loving and lovely scene.

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart Series:

Wet Bottom, Warm Heart
Sunshine With a Little Hurricane
In the Light as in the Darkness
Doubt that the Stars are Fire

Cartwrights Forever (By JC)

Summary: A tribute in rhyme for everyone who loves the Cartwrights, especially those who love to write about them.

Rating:  G  (560 words)

From Camp in the Pines 2017


JC2 June 2, 2017 16 Comments Permalink

BeckyS May 31, 2017 9 Comments Permalink

Love Has Eyes (by DJK)

Summary:  Adam didn’t lie to his father, but Marie wasn’t so sure that her stepson wouldn’t lie to her.

word count: 1407

rating  PG for references to mature subjects and corporal punishment


DJK May 30, 2017 14 Comments Permalink

Other Plans (by Home Alone)

Summary:  Ben has met a woman in town with a tragic past.  Drawn together by a common thread of lost love, their friendship grows until one night one of them makes a proposal for a closer relationship.

Rating:  MA/R    Word Count:  1,755

Thanks again to Cheaux for her kind mentoring.


Oh, Ducky! (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Because of a misunderstanding, Ben offers Adam as an escort for Clementine Hawkins’ niece for a week starting on a Sunday. Things quickly get difficult for Adam until there’s a problem with potential lifetime consequences. Remorseful, Ben steps in to help his son out of that one, and then helps Adam get some revenge on his brothers too. It’s all in good fun, or mostly it is.

rating = T  word count = 4146