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Seasons (by Cheaux)

June 1, 2017 | 18 Comments

Summary:   Ben’s worried and sends new hand Candy Canaday on a mission.

Rating:  K

Word Count:  1779


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  1. That was beautiful!! First, because I love the way you write. 🙂 Second, the image of Joe remembering while Candy watched was a perfect beginning to their coming friendship. Third, the seasons of his loves was almost tangible. And finally, Seasons was my Junior High Grad song – so your story with that song, well, where’s my Kleenex?? Thanks for sharing your talent, again! Jane

  2. What a wonderful way to use that song and tie things together for Joe. I haven’t heard it in years, but it came back in an instant. I like the way Candy recognised a fellow military man in Ben and I could clearly see this time when he had only just come to Ponderosa. Great job!

    • Thank you for your comments, Foreverfree. Candy met Major Cartwright in Season 9’s episode “Sense of Duty” when Ben was commanding the 116th Militia. The cattle drive to Sand Dust was a few episodes later (“False Witness”). In season 10 we learned that Candy’s father was an Army officer and war hero and that he was raised by an Army sergeant after the death of his father.

  3. So much emotion in this little story. The first person made it more realistic. I never realized how much Ben could pull a military stance until Candy recognized it. I can see Joe needing time to reflect and remember lost loves, but Ben is right. To have been loved, even for a short time is a blessing.

  4. A powerful story that reminds us that we have to take the sorrow alongside the blessings. A great story, Cheaux. Thanks for bringing this to us.

  5. First person is always compelling when it’s written well, and you’ve done it with this piece, Cheaux. Your evocative descriptions provide a precise snapshot into the Cartwrights post Adam with a sadder, wiser Joe. Great introduction of Candy. I remember the song, too. A pleasure to read. 🙂

  6. Very descriptive. I could envision Pa at the fireplace with his arms crossed over his chest. Great advice from Pa at the end.

    • I’ve loved that song since the 60s and heard it on the radio the other day. The story just flowed. Thanks for reading an commenting, BWF.

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