Bonanza Brand – Fanfiction Library

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


Deadwood (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Joe leaves home after doing something he thinks is unforgivable.  His family misses him and wants him to come home, and when he does, there is a surprising turn of events for Joe.

Rating = T    WC = 5813


Ben’s Burden of Guilt (by BettyHT)

Summary:  After hearing Hoss’ reaction to an Easter sermon, Ben is consumed by thoughts of responsibility for past tragedies. It is when his sons finally return home from a trail drive that they are able to ease his burden and help him to let go of the weight of that guilt and find the source of their father’s current turmoil.

Rating = T  WC = 5116


BettyHT April 1, 2017 12 Comments Permalink

A Hard Place (by Betty HT)

Summary:  After a cattle drive, Adam gets sick, and when Ben starts getting some of the same symptoms, Joe finds that he has to be the one making the decisions on the journey home. It’s a tough job especially because the outlaws trailing them think they have the money from the cattle drive with them.  Joe has to come up with a plan or two to get them out of all these problems and save their lives.

Rating = T   WC = 12,477


BettyHT March 30, 2017 6 Comments Permalink

Messages (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Prequel stories set in the time shortly after the family has lost Marie and in the pre-Christmas season.  Little Joe is sad and there are a couple of ways that Adam finds to bring him out of that sorrow.  One his father isn’t entirely pleased to see but the other is amazing.

Rating:  K+  (1,620 words)


BettyHT December 24, 2016 16 Comments Permalink

BettyHT October 14, 2016 6 Comments Permalink

Shoe Leather (by BettyHT)

Summary:  This is a prequel in which Adam is at odds with Ben and with Hoss because of events that occur and words that are spoken in anger. A master manipulator is at work and needs to be stopped before things get any worse.  Rating = T  WC = 13,369

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BettyHT September 17, 2016 8 Comments Permalink

Bounty Hunter (by BettyHT)

Summary:  Consequences from an incident on a trip taken by Adam and Joe years earlier embroils the brothers in a tense drama, and kindness shown in that earlier effort is the source of their only hope of survival.
rating = T  WC = 25,319


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Bullfrog Song (by BettyHT)

Written for the 2016 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament.

Summary:  Adam meets a shy boy on the stage and then helps guide him when he must face decisions after traumatic events and revelations.  The boy has a secret that others want, but even he doesn’t know what that secret is.

Rated:  T    Word Count:  9907


BettyHT August 9, 2016 16 Comments Permalink

Second Chances (by BettyHT)

Summary:  The story follows the Heat Wave story and includes a flashback segment as well as taking the story forward as Adam deals with regrets he has in his life.  He goes to meet a woman he had known about ten years earlier, and their first meeting is the subject of that flashback.

Rating = T  WC = 21,833  (Nicknames BJ and Beej used with permission)

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Heat Wave Series:

Heat Wave
Second Chances

BettyHT August 8, 2016 4 Comments Permalink

The Worst Thing (by BettyHT)

Summary:  A story for Father’s Day as the sons discuss Ben and the worst things he has ever done to them, and the conversation leads to an entirely different conclusion.

Rating = K+  (WC = 1053)


BettyHT June 19, 2016 12 Comments Permalink

Rites of Passage (by BettyHT)

Summary:  In this prequel, Little Joe is moving from childhood to adulthood and has mixed feelings about how to react to his older brother who is facing the task of how to fit back into the ranch he left as a boy to go to college but returned as a man who is still the boss’ son.

rating = T  (WC = 14,378)


BettyHT June 12, 2016 8 Comments Permalink

For Diane (by BettyHT)

Summary:  While in Waycross, someone told me that my stories are too long because she only reads the shorter stories.  She gave me a prompt for a shorter story, and here is the result:  A broken plate and a dropped plate lead to lessons learned.

(WC = 1090) Rating = PG


Born For Adversity (by BettyHT)

Summary:  There’s lots of shocking trouble for Adam right from the start, but there is also a plan for revenge, subterfuge, false identities, fraud, financial difficulties for Ben and the Ponderosa, stunning developments for the family to absorb, and then a climatic confrontation between two villainous siblings and the Cartwright family.

rating = T  (WC = 40,705)