Bonanza Brand – Fanfiction Library

Siren Song (by sandspur)

Written for the 2016 Ponderosa Paddlewheel Poker Tournament.

Summary:  What if Ben hadn’t seen Adam pulling Kane through the desert just before abandoning the search? And what if the only thing keeping Adam going…stopped?

Rated:  T     Word count:  5403

Read More ->

sandspur August 9, 2016 20 Comments Permalink

Pride and Ponderosa (by Sandspur)

Rating: T. Totally clean, but one description of an unseemly death.  WC 86,200

Summary: What happens when Jane Austen’s ultimate chick-fic, “Pride & Prejudice,” crosses into the burly, macho, he-man world of Bonanza? Confusion? Kidnappings? Crossover characters from other series like “Bronco” and “the Big Valley”? Anything can happen—and anything does!

Read More ->

sandspur January 17, 2016 18 Comments Permalink

The Strawberry Roan (C&S Challenge) (by sandspur)

Rating: T (mild language). 4316 words.

The Strawberry Roan

 In response to the December C&S challenge prompt:

There never was a horse that couldn’t be rode;

Never was a cowboy who couldn’t be throwed.

Summary: a cowboy who returns to the Ponderosa after a long absence discovers a new horse trainer…with an unwelcome training method.

Read More ->

Note:

This short story is set in the “Lilies” universe, but it can stand on its own.

The Lilies Series:

The Lilies of the Field
The Lilies of the Valley
One Scarlet Lily
The Strawberry Roan

sandspur December 27, 2015 22 Comments Permalink

One Scarlet Lily–Book 3 of the Lilies Series (by sandspur)

One Scarlet Lily 

Rating–T. Contains some violence, mild language, a grisly murder scene and a couple of animal death scenes.  (105,500 words)

Summary: Adam and Joe leave the Ponderosa, perhaps for good, in the wake of tragedy and misunderstanding. But the danger only Adam knew about is still with them. Note: the backstory is filled in gradually, through a series of nonsequential flashbacks.

Read More ->

The Lilies Series:

The Lilies of the Field
The Lilies of the Valley
One Scarlet Lily
The Strawberry Roan

 

sandspur December 19, 2015 18 Comments Permalink

The Lilies of the Valley–Book 2 of the Lilies series (by sandspur)

Rating: T. Violence, character death, attempted rape, etc.

Adam and Tilly go to Europe for the worst honeymoon ever, landing in the middle of a war to end up missing and presumed dead. Meanwhile, Ben, Adam and Hoss move on with their lives, finding new friends and uncovering strange secrets from the past.  Part 2 of the “Lilies” series.

This story contains strong tie-ins to “The Savage” and “Forever.”

(109,635 words)

Read More ->

The Lilies Series:

The Lilies of the Field
The Lilies of the Valley
One Scarlet Lily
The Strawberry Roan

sandspur October 10, 2015 14 Comments Permalink

A Stitch in Time (by sandspur)

blender_joe

This was my 2010 SJS for Devonshire. Joe lies dying of injuries 19th century medicine could never cure while Adam, given a cryptic clue from an ancient fraternal feud, searches for help 100+ years in the future.

Note: lots of shirtless Joe, pantsless Joe, tight-shirt Joe, tight-pants Joe, and drafty hospital gown Joe…but, in spite of the SJS and JPM, this is also an Adam story …with references scattered throughout to other pertinent Bonanza actors’ roles. And one more note: this story began as a BonanzaTrapper John MD crossover, but somehow gained life on its own as Burt Reynolds and Sally Field from Smokey and the Bandit barged into the tale…I can only say, oops.

The photo, “Blender Joe,” was kindly provided by its creator, Wrenny.

Rating:  T  (31,050 words)

Read More->

sandspur April 21, 2015 20 Comments Permalink

sandspur March 24, 2015 18 Comments Permalink

sandspur March 15, 2015 18 Comments Permalink