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A Blank Space (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe is found badly beaten on the road.   He doesn’t know how he got there. Can the Cartwrights find out in time before tragedy strikes?
Rating:  K+ (10,800 words)

A Delusion, A Mockery, and a Snare (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe twice has a narrow brush with death, but it seems it isn’t Joe who is the target. Is it is ex-girlfriend? Or is it something altogether more sinister?
Rating:  T (10,850 words)

A Different Kind of Vengeance (by Rona)

Summary:  After Hoss is bushwhacked and badly injured, Joe vows to find the men who did it, even though he was injured, too.
Rating:  K+ (8,300 words)

A Long Shadow (by Rona)

Summary:  A WHN for the episode Emily. Can a leopard really change its spots? How did Joe manage to cope with Emily living in Virginia City?
Rating:  K+ (9,220 words)

A Sacrifice of Love (by Rona)

Summary:  When a man from Ben’s past returns, the Cartwrights are plagued by accidents. After Adam is badly injured, Ben decides to do something about it. But the worst is yet to come.
Rating:  T (9,840 words)

A Stranger Passed this Way (by Rona)

Summary:  Epilogue. What happened when the Cartwrights went back into the house at the end of the episode.
Rating:  K (2,440 words)

A Time to Step Down (by Rona)

Summary:  An alternative ending to the episode. Could Ben forgive Dan Tolliver so easily?
Rating:  K+ (4,195 words)

A Winter’s Tale (by Rona)

Summary:  Caught in a storm together, Adam and Joe reminisce.
Rating:  K+ (2,100 words)

A Woman Scorned (by Rona)

Summary:  A face from the past comes back to haunt Adam.
Rating:  K+ (11,760 words)

Affinity (by Rona)

Summary:  Sent to help at a neighbour’s ranch for a couple of weeks, Joe and Danny run into prejudice that leads to tragedy.
Rating:  K+ (9,960 words)

Against His Will (by Rona)

Summary:  The opportunity for Adam to help out a holidaying professor with his research seems wonderful. But is it too good to be true? And who will pay the price for the professor making Adam do something Against His Will? (8,840 words)
Rating:  T

Alone #1 (by Rona)

Summary:  After an accident, Joe finds himself facing a long wait for possible rescue, alone and injured, while his family race time and the weather to find him.
Rating:  K+ (9,795 words)

Alone #2 – Learning a Lesson (by Rona)

Summary:  Set five months after ‘Alone’, Joe quarrels with his family, then falls foul of some outlaws. It isn’t necessary to have read ‘Alone’ before reading this one. (9,930 words)  
Rating:  T

Amidst the Winter Snow (by Rona)

Summary:  Out checking on the herd, Joe follows some tracks and finds an injured Indian girl. Will his gallantry cost him more than he is prepared to pay?
Rating:  T (10,425 words)

An Eye for an Eye (by Rona)

Summary:  A WHN for The Quest.   Joe has completed his contract for the Sun Mountain Mining Company, but Povey, his rival, has disappeared.
Rating:  T (10,310 words)

Another Mountain to Climb (by Rona)

Summary:  A WHN To Between Heaven And Earth.
Rating:  T (9,860 words)

Area of Expertise (by Rona)

Summary:  A terrible accident teaches the Cartwrights that each of them have their own areas of expertise.
Rating:  K+ (5,635 words)

Barbarous Revenge (by Rona)

Summary:  A ‘What Happened Next’ for the episode ‘The Last Haircut.’
Rating:  T (8,515 words)

Beauty is the Lover’s Gift (by Rona)

Summary:  When Joe falls sick with a fever after Julia Bulette’s death, Ben remembers his relationship with Julia.
Rating:  MA (8,380 words)

Behind the Picture #1 (by Rona)

Summary:  Nasty rumours cause trouble and anguish for the Cartwrights. Can Ben, Joe and Hoss save Adam from a lynch mob?
Rating:  T (8,430 words)

Behind the Picture #2 – My Kingdom for a Horse (by Rona)

Summary:  Set shortly after ‘Behind the Picture’. Joe is determined to own the bay stallion. Is he willing to pay the price to do so?
Rating:  T  (10,650 words)

Believe in Me #1 (by Rona)

Summary:  Accused of murder, and found to be innocent, Joe discovers that rumours are difficult to quash.
Rating:  K+ (8,705 words)

Believe in Me #2 – Faith to Believe (by Rona)

Summary:  The sequel to Believe in Me. Will the Cartwrights find Joe? Where did he go when he left the Ponderosa?  
Rating:  T  (7,855 words)

Betrothed, Betrayer and Betrayed – Part 1 (by Rona)

Summary:  Wedding bells are on the cards for Joe.
Rating:  T

Betrothed, Betrayer and Betrayed – Part 2 (by Rona)

Summary:  What will happen to Joe and Dawn now?
Rating:  T

Better Left Unsaid (by Rona)

Summary:  When Ben is not feeling well, he decides to tell only Adam. But Joe senses something is wrong, and he ends up fighting with Adam. Unable to face going home, he runs into trouble.
Rating:  T  (8,280 words)

Blame (by Rona)

Summary:  An inexplicable attack upon Adam and Joe leaves Joe grappling with fear and blaming himself. Joe sets out to hunt down their attacker, but will he live to tell the tale?
Rating:  T  (12,325 words)

Blind Man’s Bluff (by Rona)

Summary:  Returning from a trip with Adam, Joe has an unfortunate accident. Things are then complicated when Joe is kidnapped.
Rating:  T  (9,220 words)

Breed of Violence (by Rona)

Summary:  A What happened in between for the episode.
Rating:  T    WC 4400

Brothers (by Rona)

Summary:  While searching for a missing ranch hand in the snow, Joe and Adam learn what it really means to have a brother to rely on.
Rating:  T  (8,250 words)

Bullet for a Bride (by Rona)

Summary:  What would have happened if Ben had told Joe Tessa could see before the wedding?
Rating:  T (8,240 words)

By the Lake (by Rona)

Summary:  The aftermath of an argument sees Joe and Adam trying to mend fences.
Rating:  K+    (730 words)

Chains and Slavery (by Rona)

Summary:  Worried when one of his friends goes missing, Joe sets out to look for him. But he is not prepared for what he discovers.
(10,100 words)   Rated :   T

Christmas Surprise (by Rona)

Summary:  Written originally for Bonanza Gold, here is a little tale of a surprise at Christmas, funnily enough!
Rated :   T (1,170 words)

Clay (by Rona)

Summary:  A sequel to the episode First Born – A chance meeting in an hotel reunites Joe with his brother Clay. But is Clay’s past about to catch up with him again?
Rated :   T (10,585 words)

Coming Home for Christmas (by Rona)

Summary:  Christmas is fast approaching on the Ponderosa, but for the Cartwrights, it is not the season to be jolly, for Joe has been missing for two months. What has happened to him and will he ever come home? (11,235 words)
Rated :   T

Contagion (by Rona)

Summary:  Some of the citizens of Virginia City become upset when the Cartwrights let a gypsy family take temporary residence on the Ponderosa.
Rated :   T (7,560 words)

Days of Our Glory (by Rona)

Summary:  Lessons are learned about change and youth and how neither are necessarily a bad thing. (10,585 words)
Rated :   T

Death Withheld (by Rona)

Summary:  This story came about following a discussion on the BonanzaInAussie message board about what we would change on certain episodes. The first one to be discussed was Death At Dawn.
Rated :   T (7,060 words)

Dedims Tot Pignora Fatis (Hostages to The Fates) (by Rona)

Summary:  A tense situation at the Ponderosa leads Ben to see his sons as hostages to the fates.
Rated :   T   WC 8000

Deeds of the Past (by Rona)

Summary:  What exactly did Marie have to endure in the years before she met and married Ben Cartwright? (8,200 words)
Rated :   T

Deliverance (by Rona)

Summary:  Is romance in the cards for Joe?
Rated :   T (9,350 words)

Desperate Times (by Rona)

Summary:  Disaster lies ahead when the hunters become the hunted.
Rated :   T   WC 1000

Doing What Had to be Done (by Rona)

Summary:  A fall from a horse leaves Joe laid up. When disaster strikes, can he do as he was told and just watch from the sidelines?
Rated :   K+ (9,980 words)

Easter (by Rona)

Summary: A short introspective piece as a son waits to hear if his father will live.
(1,075 words)    Rated: T

Entertaining Angels (by Rona)

Summary:   Just days before Christmas, the Cartwrights have guests.
Rated: K+ (3,595 words)

Envy, Hatred, and Malice – Part 1 (by Rona)

Summary: Joe’s friend Georgia is now a famous singing star. But her return home throws up problems for Joe. (13,920 words)
Rated: T

Envy, Hatred, and Malice – Part 2 (by Rona)

Summary: Joe travels to San Francisco. He is dreading seeing Edward again, but nothing turns out quite the way he expects.
Rated: T (11,310 words)

Ex Corde Caritas (Love from the Heart) (by Rona)

Summary: WHN for My Brother’s Keeper.  Despite Joe’s recovery from the accident, Adam feels guilty.  Can he resist the lure of the east? (10,120 words)
Rated: T

Fear (by Rona)

Summary: Arriving home, Joe is astonished when Adam pulls a gun on him, claiming not to know him. Things go from bad to worse; until the break between brothers seems so wide it cannot be breached.
(10,810 words) Rated: T

Five Sundowns WHN (by Rona)

Summary: A what happened next story for the episode
Rating: PG (8,740 words)

Flames (by Rona)

Summary: A gang of rustlers is plaguing the Virginia City area.
(10,205 words)  Rated: T

For All That Wishes May Be Worth (by Rona)

Summary:  Can Joe overcome the loss of his love?
(4,635 words)  Rated: T

Found Love (by Rona)

Summary: Love comes to one of the Cartwrights. A What Happened Next for “Found Child.”
(3,715 words) Rated: T

Friends Indeed? (by Rona)

Summary:  You read the drabble, now read the whole story.
(4,390 words)  Rated:  T

From Ghoulies and Ghosties (by Rona)

Summary: Something Adam says while he’s telling ghost stories to Joe and Hoss triggers an amazing experience for Joe. Was it real? Or did he dream it? Anything’s possible at Halloween.
(5,780 words)  Rated:  T

Gideon the Good (by Rona)

Summary:  A WHIB/WHN for the episode. The introduction of a mowing machine causes problems for the Cartwrights.
(4,935 words)  Rated: T

God So Loved the World (by Rona)

Summary:  The true meaning of Easter is shown to the Cartwrights after Joe and Adam go missing.
(10,635 words)  Rated:  T

Gold Rush (by Rona)

Summary:  Rumours of a new gold strike on the Ponderosa bring problems for the Cartwrights. But who started the rumours, and why? Can Ben find out before Joe pays with his life?
(10,800 words)  Rated: T

Good Samaritan (by Rona)

Summary: Finding someone camping on the Ponderosa leads to a traumatic ordeal for Joe and Adam. (10,025 words)
Rated: T

Grief (by Rona)

Summary: A short piece reflecting on life after Hoss died.
(950 words) Rated: T

Growing Up (by Rona)

Summary: Joe has grown away from a group of friends, who resent this, and set out to make his life a misery. But when Ben gets injured, can Joe save him?
(10,400 words)  Rated: T

Guilty #1 (by Rona)

Summary: Accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Joe finds himself facing the ultimate punishment while his brothers race against time to bring the witness who can clear Joe’s name.
(9,620 words) Rated: T

Guilty #2 – The Sound of Silence (by Rona)

Summary:  How did Joe actually cope without a voice?  This is set during my story ‘Guilty’.  It would be advisable to read it first.
Rating: T  (6,215 words)

Hate and Fear (by Rona)

Summary:  A local man marries an Indian girl, and stirs up a racial backlash, which encompasses the Cartwrights, who offer friendship.
(10,500 words)  Rated:  T

His Prey (by Rona)

Summary: A WHN for the episode The Hunter. What did happen to Joe after those closing credits rolled? (9,360 words)
Rated: T

Homecoming (by Rona)

Summary: After many years, Adam returns home. How will his return affect him and his family? This is set roughly about season 12 of the show.
(9,380 words)  Rated: T

Hunting for Hidden Gold (by Rona)

Summary: Joe falls foul of a group of young men who are hunting for something on the Ponderosa.
(8,555 words)  Rated: T

In Loving Memory (by Rona)

Summary: The Cartwrights reflect on the impact Marie had on their lives.
(3,155 words) Rated: T

In Sickness and in Health (by Rona)

Summary: As the best man at his friends’ wedding, Joe is unable to foresee the tragedy ahead.
Rated: T (8,970 words)

In Silence and in Tears (by Rona)

Summary: Joe’s depression after Clay leaves is worrying the whole family. What can they do to help him recover?
(9,940 words)  Rated: T

Interlude (by Rona)

Summary:  A short story that is set between scenes at the end of “A Far, Far Better Thing”
(2,220 words)  Rated:  T

Into the Darkness (by Rona)

Summary: When a stranger arrives in town with a business proposition for Ben, he won’t take no for an answer.
(10,825 words) Rated: T

Into the Present (by Rona)

Summary: A WHN for The Gift. Ever wondered what happened after Ben found Joe in the desert? Well, here’s my idea of what happened next.
(7,920 words) Rated: T

Jennie (by Rona)

Summary: A mysterious young woman rescues Joe from the Truckee River. But who is she really?
(9,015 words)  Rated: T

Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged (by Rona)

Summary: Ever been accused of jumping to the wrong conclusion?
(4,205 words) Rated: T

Last Chance (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe gambles with his life to give his Pa something precious.
WC  900  Rated:  K+

Learning Curve (by Rona)

Summary:  A small band of Indians are raiding ranches and homesteads, but are surprisingly inept. Joe stumbles on their secret.
(10,480 words)  Rated: T

Leaving (by Rona)

Summary: Adam has decided to leave the ranch, a decision that has consequences for them all.
(9,870 words) Rated: T

Let’s Kill Timothy (by Rona)

Summary: A friend of Joe’s gets them both into trouble.
(8,060 words) Rated: T

Little Boy Lost (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe and Adam are held hostage on the ranch. But something doesn’t add up. Who is behind it, and can they escape before one or other of them is killed?
(12,210 words)  Rated: T

Loss of Innocence (by Rona)

Summary: After an accident, Joe loses his memory. While the family frantically hunts for him, Joe thinks he has found his home, but all is not as it seems.
(9,265 words)  Rated: MA

Lost (by Rona)

Summary: Awakening to find himself badly injured, Joe learns his father is dead.
(6,970 words) Rated: T

Love Story (by Rona)

Summary:  Identical twin girls arrive in Virginia City. Joe falls in love with one of them, but her past is fast catching up.
(9,755 words)  Rated: T

Malice (by Rona)

Summary:  Two characters from Adam’s past return to the city and they have only one thing on their mind. Paying the Cartwright’s back for what happened years ago.
(8,890 words)  Rated: T

Measure of a Man (by Rona)

Summary: How do you measure a man?
(8,870 words)  Rated: T

Memory Lane (by Rona)

Summary:  Injured in a fall, Joe finds himself in a most unexpected place.
(1,725 words)  Rated:  T

Milestones (by Rona)

Summary:  Life never quite takes us where we think.
(4,455 words)  Rated: T

Mind Games (by Rona)

Summary:  On the way home from Placerville, Joe and Ben are held up. Ben is kidnapped. When Adam and Hoss get the ransom demand, they assume Joe is with their father. But is he?
(10,770 words)  Rated: T

Mistaken Identity (by Rona)

Summary: Helping a friend of Joe’s almost costs the Cartwrights more than they are willing to pay.
(11,400 words)  Rated: T

Moving On (by Rona)

Summary: A What Happened In Between for the episode A Time To Step Down. This is what I think happened between Joe and Dan leaving the cave and the final scene.
(8,055 words)  Rated: T

Never a Harsh Word (by Rona)

Summary:  An argument with Hoss spills over to encompass Adam, and is Joe deeply hurt. When tragedy strikes, the brothers rue the harsh words they exchanged. And just when it seems things can’t get any worse, they do.
(9,995 words) Rated: T

No Way Out (by Rona)

Summary:  What starts out as an ordinary day in town soon takes an unexpected turn.
(5,505 words)  Rated: T

Obeying Orders (by Rona)

Summary:  Being asked to scout for the army leads to a terrifying ordeal for Joe.
(10,110 words)  Rated: T

Only Skin Deep #1 (by Rona)

Summary:  When a chance thief breaks into the Ponderosa, Joe finds himself at the mercy of a killer who looks only too familiar.
(9,170 words)  Rated: T

Only Skin Deep #2 – Toil and Trouble (by Rona)

Summary: Joe becomes the victim of a series of attempts on his life. Why does everyone insist they have seen Adam around, when he is visiting a friend back east?
(11,060 words)  Rated: R

Only Skin Deep #3 – Wolf in the Fold (by Rona)

Summary: Joe’s nemesis returns. Will he survive this encounter?
(9,755 words)  Rated T

Only Skin Deep #4 – A Fresh Start (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe is sought out by a woman who wants him to help her husband. But when Joe discovers who the woman’s husband is, he wants nothing to do with him. Will he take no for an answer?
Rated: K+ (10,975)

Pitfalls (by Rona)

Summary: WHN for the episode The Trap. What did Joe and Booth say to each other in that tantalising missing scene. And what happened after that?
(11,520 words) Rated: T

Power of Love #2 – At All Costs (by Rona)

Summary:  A sequel to Power of Love. On a business trip to Sacramento, Joe encounters Bethany again. Will he survive this time?
Rated: K+ (11,470 words)

Power of Love (by Rona)

Summary: Joe’s lack of interest in a new girl in town sparks a barrage of intimidation and tragedy.
(10,160 words) Rated: T

Progress? (by Rona)

Summary:  The introduction of a mowing machine causes problems for the Cartwrights. (5,205 words)
Rated: T

Protective Custody (by Rona)

Summary: Joe witnesses a bank robbery, but he is treated more like a suspect than a witness. Can Adam and Hoss get to the bottom of what is going on before it costs Joe his life?
(9,455 words)  Rated: T

Protective Urges (by Rona)

Summary: A series of mishaps and an illness show the Cartwrights that it’s not just Ben who has protective urges.
(11,425 words) Rated: T

Resolution from Despair (by Rona)

Summary: A WHN for the episode Shanklin, tying up some of those loose ends.
(10,215 words)  Rated: T

Showdown (by Rona)

Summary:  What would have happened if Pardoe wasn’t really dead?
(10,370 words)  Rated: T

Silence in the Storm (by Rona)

Summary: An accident brings new realisations to Joe and Adam.
(10,920 words) Rated: K

Singled Out (by Rona)

Summary: As the only witness willing to testify to a murder, Joe finds himself singled out.
(10,095 words) Rated: T

Sitting Wolf (by Rona)

Summary: An army captain’s ignorance leads to fear for the Cartwrights and an unexpected ending.
(10,540 words) Rated: T

Sold! (by Rona)

Summary:  Home alone, Joe is kidnapped, but then events take an unexpected turn. Will Joe survive until his family finds him?
(9,270 words)  Rated: MA

Stocking Up (by Rona)

Summary: A trip to stock up for the winter takes an unexpected turn, leaving Joe and Hoss facing danger and possibly death.
(9,010 words) Rated: T

Stranger in our Midst #1 (by Rona)

Summary:  The prequel to ‘Payback Time’. A college friend of Adam’s comes home with him. 12 year old Joe is jealous. Or is he?
(5,745 words)  Rated: T

Stranger in our Midst #2 – Payback Time (by Rona)

Summary:  Follows Stranger in our Midst.  Teenage boys resembling Joe are going missing in Virginia City. When Joe, too, vanishes, Adam defies his father to save Joe. But will either of them survive?
(11,030 words)  Rated: T

Stranger Things (by Rona)

Summary: Returning home from Placerville, Joe is attacked and left to die.
(6,915 words) Rated: T

Sunshine and Shadows (by Rona)

Summary: A WHN for Shining In Spain. Joe is pining for Wendy, so Ben finds a reason to send him to San Francisco. But things don’t go exactly as Joe planned.
(12,330 Words) Rated: T

Susie #1 (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe has fallen for a pretty new saloon girl. Is she just a tart with a heart, or is there more to Susie than this?
(12,375 words)  Rated:  T

Susie #2 – The Godfather (by Rona)

Summary:  The sequel to ‘Susie’. Susie is married and asks Joe to be her baby’s godfather. When Susie’s husband is attacked, Joe is blamed.
(8,100 words)  Rated T

Suspicion (by Rona)

Summary:  Adam’s cousin appears out of the blue for a family visit. He and Joe don’t take to one another at all. Is Joe right to be so suspicious?
Rated: T  (9,210 words)

Taken (by Rona)

Summary: After winning the rodeo, Joe is approached by a stranger about a job. He refuses, then disappears. Can the Cartwrights find Joe, when the stranger seems to be innocent?
(11,720 words)  Rated: T

Tangled Loyalties (by Rona)

Summary:  Helping out at a friend’s horse ranch, Joe becomes entangled in a nasty rivalry, which could cost him his life.
(9,190 words)  Rated: T

Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy (by Rona)

Summary: Tragedy is compounded by heartbreak for the Cartwrights.
(9,020 words)  Rated: T

Testament of Friendship (by Rona)

Summary:  A WHN for False Witness. For all those who felt deprived of a JPM.
Rating: K+ (7,375 words)

That Was The Week… (by Rona)

Summary: A week of hilarious mishaps is recounted for Candy’s benefit. But there is one thing he can’t believe…
(4,090 words) Rated: K

The Balance of His Mind (by Rona)

Summary: Ben encounters a bank robber and the subsequent shoot-out leads to a trail of tragedy and terror for the Cartwrights.
(11,915 words) Rated: T

The Breaking Game (by Rona)

Summary: An accident leads to self-doubt for Joe, until a potential disaster restores his faith in himself.
(9,350 words)  Rated: T

The Christmas Payroll (by Rona)

Summary:  Collecting the Christmas payroll is such an ordinary chore, that the Cartwrights can hardly believe when things go so wrong.
(7,660 words)  Rated: T

The Church Social (by Rona)

Summary: A church social brings tragedy to Virginia City and the Ponderosa.
(6,365 words)  Rated: K

The Course of True Love (by Rona)

Summary: A beautiful and very young widow comes to town and Joe falls for her. Is he destined for a happy ending this time?
(13,325 words) Rated: T

The Deadliest Sin (by Rona)

Summary:  Alone on the ranch while his family is on a cattle drive, Joe is kidnapped by a jealous hand. When the man dies, an injured Joe is forced to try and get back home alone.
(11,245 words)  Rated:  T

The Deadly Ones (by Rona)

Summary: Based on the episode, this is the story we didn’t see.
(10,335 words) Rated: T

The Final Sacrifice (by Rona)

Summary: An outbreak of measles set in motion a series of heart-breaking problems for the Cartwrights.
(11,130 words) Rated: T

The First Duty (by Rona)

Summary: A chance meeting with an army officer sends Joe on a desperate mission to help save a soldier’s life.
(10,120 words) Rated: T

The Fourth Son (by Rona)

Summary: Jamie is worried about meeting Adam for the first time. He thinks they are getting along well, but how wrong can he be? Originally written for Bonanza Gold, and expanded after it was rejected.
(6,080 words)  Rated:  T

The Hotel (by Rona)

Summary: A new hotel intrigues Hoss but doesn’t interest Joe initially.
(6,085 words)  Rated: T

The Journey (by Rona)

Summary: An accident forces Joe to embark upon a journey he had never expected to take.
(11,075 words) Rating: T

The Last Straw (by Rona)

Summary:  A What Happened In-Between for ‘Tommy’.
Rating: K+ (3,640 words)

The Last Viking (by Rona)

Summary: A WHIB (what happened before the ending scene).  How did the Cartwrights get Joe home after he had been shot? If you ever wondered, read on.
(9,075 words)  Rated: T

The Line Shack Trip (by Rona)

Summary: Based on a drabble by Lillian, here is my idea of why they were at that line shack.
(5960 words)  Rated:  T

The Luck of the Draw (by Rona)

Summary: A careless remark leave Joe’s life hanging on the turn of a card.
Rating: PG (8,305 words)

The Mustang #2 – For the Love of a Horse (by Rona)

Summary:  The sequel to The Mustang. Joe encounters Satan again, and then finds his life depends on the unpredictable stallion.
(10,195 words)  Rated:  T

The Mustang #3 – Medicine Hat Horse (by Rona)

Summary: Despite the reservations of some members of the family, Joe breeds his bad-tempered mare to his famous wild stallion, Satan. The result is something none of them could have foreseen.
(11,405 words)  Rated:  T

The Mustang (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe sets his heart on capturing a skewbald stallion, and breaking him. Will giving his heart so recklessly to the horse cause it to break instead?
(8,746 words)  Rated:  T

The Night Before Christmas (by Rona)

Summary:  Here’s the Christmas story. It’s short, but fun.
(2,760 words)  Rated: T

The Quick and The Dead (by Rona)

Summary: Adam has something to tell his brothers, but Joe doesn’t want to hear it.
Rated: T (3,215 words)

The Rattlesnake Brigade (The Way it Should have Been) (by Rona)

Summary:  The alternative version of the episode.
(7,330 words)  Rated: T

The Rustlers (by Rona)

Summary:  The Ponderosa is being plagued by rustlers, who seem to know everything about where the herd will be next. Who is giving them the information?
Rated: T

The Sixth Candle (by Rona)

Summary: A WHN for Five Candles
(4,550 words)  Rated: T

The Smoke in the Sky (by Rona)

Summary: A fire leads to devastating consequences.
(10,135 words)  Rated: T

The Stand-Off (by Rona)

Summary:  After receiving a surprise invitation to the governor’s inaugural ball, Ben soon discovers that he has more to fear than just the governor’s intentions.
Rated:  T

The Stuff of Nightmares (by Rona)

Summary:  After a quarrel, Adam and Joe are sent off separately to do chores. But they become embroiled in a situation which sets brother against brother, and makes each one doubt if the other still loves him.
Rating T  (12,950)

The Timber Contract (by Rona)

Summary:  An everyday business venture takes an unexpected turn for Ben Cartwright
Rated: T

The Twelve Days of Christmas (by Rona)

Summary: A non-serious look at the song as it might apply to the Cartwrights.
(3,075 words)  Rated: T

The Worst that Could Happen (by Rona)

Summary: On his return home, Adam finds Joe’s life in danger. But is everything as it seems? This story has a sort of Halloween connection, but isn’t spooky.
(4,555 words)  Rated: T

To Be A Cartwright (by Rona)

Summary: Someone claiming to be Ben’s nephew is running up big bills. But just who is he?
(9,055 words) Rating: T

To Love Again #1 (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe meets a woman in town, but Ben falls in love with her. The family are delighted – or are they?
9,230 words)  Rated: T

To Love Again #2 – Shotgun Wedding (by Rona)

Summary:  A hold-up of the stage he is on leads Joe to an encounter with an old nemesis. What does the future hold for the family now? This is a sequel to ‘To Love Again’, although it’s not necessary to have read that one before reading this one.
(10,315 words)  Rated: T

To Sit in Darkness (by Rona)

Summary: Joe and Hoss embark on a journey of discovery together.
(10,390 words)  Rated: T

To Steal a Son (by Rona)

Summary: A chance meeting with someone Ben once knew brings problems to the Ponderosa.
(8,955 words) Rated: T

Too Much Love can Kill You (by Rona)

Summary:  An unknown marksman targets Joe’s family and friends. Who is behind all these attacks? And will Joe survive finding out the killer’s identity?
(10,890 words)  Rated:  T

Touch Not the Cat (by Rona)

Summary:  Sequel to Bullet for a Bride. The mountain lion that caused all the trouble is still on the loose and the Cartwright brothers go to hunt it down.
(8,395 words)   Rated: T

Trapped (by Rona)

Summary: Hunting for strays ought to be easy. Ben fears the worst when disaster strikes Joe and Adam.
(5,575 words) Rated: T

Triumph Over Adversity (by Rona)

Summary:  Ben buys a mine from a friend, but trouble seems to dog it. The worst happens when the mine collapses – with all three sons inside.
(11,775 words) Rated:  T

Trust (by Rona)

Summary: Visiting a friend in jail has consequences that Joe doesn’t expect.
(8,545 words)  Rated: T

Tug of Love (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe and Adam clash over a girl. However, they both find that blood is thicker than water when the girl kidnaps Joe.
(11,430 words)  Rated: T

Unwilling Accomplice (by Rona)

Summary:  Joe walks into a bank robbery and is taken hostage. To his horror, he is forced to go along on other robberies.
(12,154 words)  Rated: T

Vigilantes (by Rona)

Summary: Taking the law into your own hands is never the answer, as the Cartwrights discover.
(10,875 words) Rated: T

Wagon Train to Hell (by Rona)

Summary:  After a disaster in a nearby township, Joe goes along on a mercy mission. However, nothing goes quite as smoothly as he expected.
(9,875 words)  Rated:  T

Waterlogged (by Rona)

Summary:  Branding is a busy time on the Ponderosa. But the weather brings problems that couldn’t be foreseen.
(10,420 words)  Rated: T

Whatever it Takes (by Rona)

Summary: A ruthless mining baron takes on the might of the Ponderosa, prepared to do whatever it takes to get what he wants – including murdering the sons of Ben Cartwright.
Rated:  T  (9,030 words)

When a Child is Born (by Rona)

Summary: Mary, two Josephs — one extremely jealous of the other, a baby waiting to be born, Christmas morning and a fight.
Rating: K+ (3,570 words)

When Love and Hate Collide #1 (by Rona)

Summary: A woman looking to buy horses sees the start of a new romance for Joe.
Rated: T (14,080 words)

When Love and Hate Collide #2 – How Do I Love Thee? (by Rona)

Summary: The sequel to ‘When Love and Hate Collide’. Leigh decides to reclaim Joe as her own.
Rated: T (9,000 words)

Whenever You’re in Trouble (by Rona)

Summary: Sometimes you don’t have to ask for help — it’s always there.
Rating: PG (6,235 words)

Winter at Tahoe (by Rona)

Summary: Unexpected guests in the depth of winter bring trouble in their wake.
Rating: PG (9,800 words)

Witches Coven #1 – (by Rona)

Summary: Joe is invited to a birthday party on Hallowe’en. Spooky goings-on culminate in near tragedy.
Rated: T (10,465 words)

Witches Coven #2 – Witch Hunt (by Rona)

Summary: A sequel to The Witches Coven
Ben returns home with bad news for the family, but Joe in particular. Patty is once more at large.
Rated: T (9,850 words)

Witches Coven #3 – Jock (by Rona)

Summary: This is the story of the mysterious Jock, the ranch hand mentioned in The Witches Coven and Witch Hunt.
(7,405 words)  Rated: T

With this Ring (by Rona)

Summary: The sale of a couple of horses leads to a frightening ordeal for Joe.
(10,535 words)  Rated: T

Worth Fighting For (by Rona)

Summary:  After falling out, Adam and Joe discover what is worth fighting for.
(6,865 words)  Rated:  T

Wrapped in Wild Snow (by Rona)

Summary: Going to try and rescue a neighbour, the Cartwrights find themselves to be the ones in need of rescue. Can the courage of one of them save the others?
(5,865 words) Rated:  T

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