Author Page – Dodo

Bonanza loving UK Grandma who wishes she were still 18! Loved Little Joe since the age of 12 and that’s going back a whole load of years!

Latest Story:  The Gambler and the Cowboy — see summary below.

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A Brother’s
(by Dodo)
Summary: A WHN for Season 5’s Triangle.  Laura Dayton has gone and there’s a heartbroken brother on the Ponderosa. But which brother?
Rated: K Word Count 2700
A Change of
(by Dodo)
Summary: A WHN for The Code.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 15,520
A Father’s
(by Dodo)
Summary: My entry for the April Literary Challenge…with a few additions. A missing scene from Dark Star. Ever wondered why Ben was so calm when Joe said he wanted to marry Tirza?
Word Count: 1510 Rated: K+
A Friend in Need
(by Dodo)
Summary: My contribution to the Chaps and Spurs July Challenge using the words bucket, ignite, extinguish, pump and muster.  A WHN to the episode ‘A Matter Of Circumstance’.
Word Count: 2486 Rated: K
A Hard Act to
(by Dodo)
Summary: This story is the result of the September Writing Challenge. Joe was never a lover of school. So why is he so keen to go for once?
Word Count: 3926  Rated: K+
A Long Ride Home
(by Dodo)
Summary: A missing scene from ‘The Quest’
Rated: K+ Word Count 2300
A Note for Santa #1
(by Dodo)
Summary: A Christmas WHI for First Born
Word Count: 1709 Rated: K+
A Note for Santa #2 – Regrets and Resolutions
(by Dodo)
Summary: A WHN for A Note for Santa
Rated: K+ Word Count: 1725
A Secret Worth Keeping
(by Dodo)
Summary: A late night conversation takes Ben down a road he’d long thought he would never again have to travel.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 12430
A Travesty of
(by Dodo)
Summary: WHN for The Quality Of Mercy….The trial of Seth Pruitt and its aftermath.
Word Count: 25690  Rated: T
Aftermath of a Hanging
(by Dodo)
Summary: A What Happened Instead for The Gamble. Joe escapes from Alkali and heads towards Virginia City to fetch help. But what if he never got there?
Rated: T (37,450 words)
Bad News
(by Dodo)
Summary: After a bad accident, Ben has to cope with a changed Little Joe.
Rated:  K+    Word Count: 16500
Clearing the Mind
(by Dodo)
Summary: A sort of Valentine story for the February Chaps and Spurs challenge. A What Happened Next for The Julia Bulette episode using the words: Joy, Frosting, Dream, Valentine and Sparkling.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 1550
(by Dodo)
Summary: Inspired by the July Writers Challenge – Adam and Little Joe’s relationship is tested when Adam returns from College.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 3100
Dead on Time
(by Dodo)
Summary: It’s New Year’s Eve and Death awaits its latest victim from the Ponderosa.
Rated: K+  WC 16,500
(by Dodo)
Summary: A WHN For My Brother’s Keeper
Rated: K+ Word Count 9000
Emergence from the Shadow
(by Dodo)
Summary: A Missing Scene from Season 11’s A Darker Shadow.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 7403
(by Dodo)
Summary: Joe is injured and alone on the mountain, and help comes from a mysterious stranger.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 19625
First Notch
(by Dodo)
Summary: A stranger’s arrival starts off a chain of events that culminate in Ben Cartwright’s worst nightmare.
Rated: T Word Count: 22,300
(by Dodo)
Summary: Written for the November ‘missing scene’ challenge. Taken from The Legacy. What happens after Joe leaves Ben to chase after the poacher?
Rated: K+ Word Count: 4418
If Only
(by Dodo)
Summary: Joe’s private thoughts as he sits in Church for a special service.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 7106
(by Dodo)
Summary: The wind of change is blowing across the Ponderosa. A story written for the October Chaps and Spurs Challenge using the words Indian, smoke, leaves, frost and summer.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 3585
Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie
(by Dodo)
Summary: Home alone and Joe finds himself facing a heart-searching dilemma.
Rated: K Word Count: 7267
Living the Dream
(by Dodo)
Summary:  A ‘missing’ scene from ‘The Storm’.  WARNING!!   Please note this story has graphic sexual content.
Rated – R   7300 words
Lost Brother
(by Dodo)
Summary: An accident leaves Joe unable to remember one man.
Rated: K Word Count: 18210
Making an Effort
(by Dodo)
Summary: A Joe story for Valentine’s Day
Rated: K+  Word Count: 1797
Marie’s Boys
(by Dodo)
Summary: (A WHN for The Storm) Joe finds that to heal a broken heart he needs help from his family.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 9460
More than a Friend
(by Dodo)
Summary: A Tale for Halloween. Joe has an eerie experience while alone on the mountain that has far reaching implications for Ben.
Rated: T Word Count: 9153
(by Dodo)
Summary: A WHN for Firstborn and my submission for the May Literary Challenge. Relations between Ben and Joe have become tense.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 2284
Never Too Old
(by Dodo)
Summary: From the Pinecone No 4 challenge this story grew into a WHN for The Truckee Strip. Some Joe suffering again, but it’s what I like best!
Rated: K+ Word Count: 2272
Plain Jane
(by Dodo)
Summary: Two years have passed since Alice was murdered. Joe remains convinced he will never find happiness again. But fate decides otherwise…..
Rated: T  Word Count: 38983
Playing Soldiers #1
(by Dodo)
Summary: A childhood dream becomes reality for Joe in a most unexpected way.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 27896
Playing Soldiers #2 – Never Say Never
(by Dodo)
Summary: Joe’s return to the Ponderosa soon turns into a nightmare.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 20730
Reflections Under a Starry Sky
(by Dodo)
Summary: A combined WHN for The Legacy and Decision at Los Roblos.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 13508
Returning the Favour
(by Dodo)
Summary: This is a ‘Death of a Cartwright’ challenge story. Be warned!
Rated: K+ Word Count: 1628
(by Dodo)
Summary: A Year of tragedy for Joe Cartwright.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 18259
(by Dodo)
Summary: A chance remark leads Joe to remember his first love.
Rated: T Word Count: 29197
The Art of
(by Dodo)
Summary: When Joe wants something badly to what lengths would he go? (My entry for March’s Literary Challenge with a few additions.)
Rated: K+ Work Count: 1496
 The Gambler and the Cowboy
(by Dodo)
Summary:  What If the episode “First Born” had never happened?
Rating:  T  (2,750 words)
The Hunch
(by Dodo)
Summary: Written as a Birthday challenge for one of our most devout fanfic readers. SJS for Devonshire: Sometimes a father’s intuition is worth its weight in gold.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 4632
The Journey
(by Dodo)
Summary: 2010 Halloween Challenge: Injured and alone Ben prepares to take a journey.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 5050
The Learning Curve
(by Dodo)
Summary: Hoss is at his lowest ebb when he unexpectedly receives wise words of comfort.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 2160
The Meadow
(by Dodo)
Summary: A Secret from the past comes back to haunt the Cartwrights, especially Joe.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 21288
The Pain Goes On and On
(by Dodo)
Summary: A WHI for First Born – Clay Stafford arrives in Virginia City to meet his brother Joe, but only finds heartache at the Ponderosa.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 20178
The Question
(by Dodo)
Summary: A question…an answer required. A lighthearted evening’s diversion for the Cartwrights.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 6316
The Whistle
(by Dodo)
Summary: Joe finds solace from an unexpected source.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 9161
To Kill a Brother
(by Dodo)
Summary: Written for the April Chaps and Spurs challenge. A letter sends Joe on a journey he’d never expected to take.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 17168
(by Dodo)
Summary: Joe’s thoughts as he waits to die.
Rated: K+  Word Count: 10663
Wishing on a Star
(by Dodo)
Summary: A few lost hours for Adam and Joe during the episode ‘A Stranger Passed This Way’.
Rated: K+ Word Count: 7494


Latest Update:  4.26.2017

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