Bonanza Brand – Fanfiction Library

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

The Long Night (by AC1830)

Summary:  This is a missing scene for My Brother’s Keeper.  What happened from the time Ben arrived home with eyes blazing and gun drawn, to the next morning when he and Adam appear quite calm, despite Adam’s horrific, days-long ordeal of caring for his brother?

Rating: K   WC = 1498


AC1830 March 30, 2017 16 Comments Permalink

Black and Gold (by AC1830)

Summary:  Rumors and sightings are flying around town about a dark creature roaming the hills of the Ponderosa.  Will the Cartwrights find out what it is?  What is Adam’s connection to the creature?

Rating K    WC = 1323


AC1830 March 13, 2017 6 Comments Permalink

AC1830 December 12, 2016 12 Comments Permalink

Ponderosa Tiger (by AC1830)

Summary:  Adam gets into a sticky mess at Halloween.  This is a fun story written for an October 2015 photo challenge.  The posted picture was the challenge – what were Hoss and Joe looking at?

Rating K   Word count = 1000


AC1830 November 6, 2016 8 Comments Permalink

Lost and Found (by AC1830)

Summary:  While in San Francisco with his father, ten year old Adam gets lost and is cared for by a special person.  Several years later, Adam has the chance to return the favor when he unknowingly saves the man’s life.  Special thanks to my husband for the story idea.

Rated K+   WC 1675

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AC1830 October 15, 2016 14 Comments Permalink

AC1830 June 19, 2016 12 Comments Permalink

A Different Conversation (by AC1830)

Summary:  Imagine the scene in The Ride where Adam and Ben are by the fire having a serious conversation.  What if father and son discussed something totally different?  This came from a dialogue-only challenge.

Rating = K   WC = 818


Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes, Part 2 (by AC1830)

Summary:  Adam and Joe are on their “vacations” planned by their wives.  Will they each be able to finally deal with their grief as well as rekindle their love for their wives?  This is a continuation of Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes.  I suggest reading, or re-reading, that one before beginning this story.  Also, I’ll issue a “tissue alert” for this one.

WC = 7694   Rating = K+


Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes Series:

Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes – Part 1
Cowboy Boots and Dancing Shoes – Part 2

Spirit Child (by AC1830)

Summary:  On his way home, Joe encounters a Spring snow storm and has to wait it out in a line shack. He has a visit from an unusual child who tells him troubling things about Adam, who has been gone for years.  Adam, in the mean time has suffered a great loss and has returned home. He and Hoss head into the mountains to meet with Joe.  Joe is desperate to get to Adam when he learns from the child that Adam has been injured on his way to the shack.  The brothers reconnect but soon learn the child is part of a terrible tragedy in Adam’s life. Will Adam find healing or more sorrow on his way home with his brothers?

This story began as a St. Patrick’s Day Tall Tale short story challenge (Joe’s story), but Adam’s story begged to be told as well.

Word count – 8814     Rating K+

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AC1830 April 21, 2016 6 Comments Permalink

AC1830 March 3, 2016 14 Comments Permalink

Lo, I Am With You (by AC1830)

Summary:  One of the Cartwrights is badly injured.  He’s trying to get home.  Someone comes to his rescue and helps him until his brother can find him.  But who took care of him?

Rating = K  (1633 words)


AC1830 January 9, 2016 14 Comments Permalink